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Win For First Aid Volunteers


Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers Inc. have scored a $35,000 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

“This is great news for the hard-working volunteer community, Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle MP said.

“These funds will go towards the purchase and fit out of a First Aid Support Vehicle that can only better assist our community.”

Shadow Minister for Fire, Emergency Services and Volunteers Lachlan Millar highlighted the hard work and efforts of the Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers.

“Throughout Queensland, thousands upon thousands of dedicated men and women give tirelessly in service to their community” Mr Millar said.

“It’s volunteers, like those at the Sunshine Coast First Aid Inc, that make our communities run.

“This support vehicle will deliver for the community and will aid these dedicated volunteers in their efforts throughout the Sunshine Coast”.

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said he has seen first-hand the great service the group provide when he was in the Queensland Police Service, as they attended large events and festivals on the Coast.

“The Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers provide an essential service right across the Coast, supporting other community groups, schools and charities and I am delighted they’ve been able to secure this funding to further enhance their valuable service,” Mr Purdie said.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all funds raised (by donation) are re-invested in the maintenance and upgrading of equipment and the training of volunteer medics.

Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers representative, Warren Hill said “Until now our volunteers have been using their own vehicles, to provide a First Aid service at events.

This grant will allow us to have a fully equipped ‘ready to go’ vehicle, an essential time and money saver for our volunteers and organisation.”

New volunteers are always welcome. Contact via email: [email protected]

Michelle Price has been working as a journalist since 1999 and loves human interest pieces.

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