Emergency services boost

January 05, 2018

Welcome donation: Tatura SES Deputy controller Cheyanne Keem, members Jason Maskell and Tiana Hill and Op shop manager Neville Crow.

Donation: Captain Trevor Franklin, and Bill Stockdale from Tatura CFA accept a donation from Generations Op shop manager Neville Crow.

Tatura’s Generations Op Shop was able give out a double blessing at the Generations Church Carols across two nights last month.

It was an event featuring great carols, fun and activities for children, and about 200 people attended and enjoyed each night.

The op shop was able to donate $2000 each to Tatura’s State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority.

Op shop manager Neville Crow presented the cheque to Tatura SES deputy controller Cheyenne Keem during the carols night.

Ms Keem said Tatura SES was in the process of fitting out a new vehicle with gear for its work and the funds were timely.

‘‘We are very thankful for the support the op shop has given in the past and for this cheque,’’ she said.

‘‘The SES is manned by volunteers and can get call-outs at any time to accidents or storm events. It is essential to have the right gear to help in the situation.’’

Other SES members who attended the night were Kris Parker, Justin Maskell and Tiana Hill.

Mr Crow also presented a $2000 cheque to Tatura CFA captain Trevor Franklin, the night after the SES team received its donation.

Mr Franklin said the funds would be put towards equipment to use in the situations they attended.

‘‘There is always a list of items that we are upgrading,’’ he said.

‘‘We are very grateful for the ongoing support of the church through the op shop.’’

The Tatura CFA members who attended were Mr Franklin, Peter Devlin, Bill Stockdale and George Taylor.

On the night they demonstrated some of their portable lighting gear.

Mr Crow said it was the ongoing generosity in the community that made it possible to donate these funds.

‘‘We have had a lot of very good quality items that have been donated and we appreciate all those who have given to the shop,’’ he said.

‘‘The amazing team at the op shop work very hard to process and present donated items for sale to our community in the best possible way. A big thank you, to both our community for their ongoing support and to our team at Generations Op Shop for their continuing efforts.’’

Generations Op Shop is always looking for quality donated items for resale into the community. To book in a pick-up for donations, phone 5824 3059.

The shop is located right in the centre of Tatura at 119-121 Hogan St, open from 10am to 4pm on weekdays and 10am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.

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