Businesses all fired upfor brigade fundraiser
WHEN Lynda Taylor did the rounds of Currumbin businesses to drum up support for a fundraiser for the local volunteer rural fire brigade, she was overwhelmed with the offers.
Ms Taylor, who works at the Cheeky Chicks gourmet chicken shop in Traders Way at Currumbin, said that when she learnt that the Currumbin Valley Rural Fire Brigade was in dire need of volunteers and donations to upgrade old equipment, she decided that it was time to act.
With support of her employer Sheree Canning, Ms Taylor set about to organise the fundraising event, called Firing Up Currumbin Day.
That event will be held at the Traders Way shopping centre on Saturday, May 28, between 8am and 5pm.
The special day for "our local heroes", she said, would involve most local businesses which had donated a range of prizes. There would also be displays and activities for all the family.
"Without them (businesses) we couldn't do it, they were all quick to jump on board, everyone I asked said yes, there was not one knockback," she said.
The brigade's third officerin-charge Bill Griffiths couldn't agree more that the people of Currumbin, where he has lived for the past 33 years, were showing their strong community spirit.
Mr Griffiths, 72, who has been a volunteer with the bri- gade since its inception in the mid 1980s, said the event would help raise funds to hopefully replace one of their four fire trucks "which should've been off the road years ago".
Mr Griffiths said volunteers for the rural fire brigade were also needed.
The event offers a smorgasbord of entertainment and activities such as a Cheeky Chicks Idol competition, a five-piece blues/rock band, sausage sizzle, raffles, mini auction (including a flag signed by the Kangaroos league team from the Anzac Day march), displays and showbags.
For inquiries about the fundraising event call Ms Taylor on 0413 745 577.