Bayley Fallon, 6, gets to sit in the driver’s seat of the Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade’s fire truck in Apex Park on Sunday. His dad, Mark Fallon, is pictured with deputy captain, Ken Gillespie (left) and Gregg Miller.
Bayley Fallon, 6, gets to sit in the driver’s seat of the Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade’s fire truck in Apex Park on Sunday. His dad, Mark Fallon, is pictured with deputy captain, Ken Gillespie (left) and Gregg Miller.

Support for fire victims

Byron Bay came out to support victims of the Victorian bushfires and Queensland floods last weekend at fund-raising events organised under the banner of Byron to the Bush.
It’s expected about $40,000 will be raised for the Red Cross appeal.
On Sunday members of Byron Bay Lions ran a Mexican barbecue in Apex Park, while across the road, the Beach Hotel was the venue for an afternoon of entertainment featuring the likes of Brian Cadd, Lisa Hunt, Kurtis, Soul’d and comedians Sandy Gandhi and George Smilovici.
There also was a major auction with items worth more than $20,000 going under the hammer.
Appropriately a Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade truck was on display in the park.
Byron mayor, Cr Jan Barham, thanked all local volunteer firefighters who went to Victoria to help fight the fires and she also praised Byron to the Bush organisers.

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