Cafe serves tasty donation
THE Murwillumbah branch of the State Emergency Service hopes to provide professional finishing touches to its new operations room in the town following the donation of $4100 last week.
The volunteer organisation which recently suffered a setback when a generator valued at between $2000 and $3000 was stolen from an emergency sandbagging machine accepted a $4100 cheque from Luffley Cafe in Murwillumbah.
Accepting the check, volunteer Helen Devine, said it would go towards putting the new operations room together with equipment such as white boards.
Cafe manager Kirra said most of the money came from a fundraising night held last Saturday week, although $500 was raised in raffles the proceeding week. On the night $1000 was raised in tickets for the dinner event attend by 40 people with food provided by the cafe.
Wadan Kurare from local company Hermes donated a further $1000 and as the funds increased through raffles and auctions during the night, Warren Stratton of the Murwillumbah-based ice-cream cone manufacturer, Scandinavian Cone Company, pushed the funds passed the $4000 mark with a $500 donation.