Vietnam Vets help rescue squad
THE Tweed District Rescue squad will have its new vehicle on the road this week, thanks to a generous donation from the Murwillumbah Vietnam Veterans Social Club.
Club member Kevin Palmer said the $1000 donation was raised through raffles.
“We choose a charity in need to help out,” Mr Palmer said.
“We like to donate to people in our local area and keep the money in our community.”
Tweed Rescue assistant trainer Tony Hynes said the donation has helped them get their new “mother ship” ready sooner.
“It's got absolutely everything in it you would need for a road rescue,” Mr Hynes said.
“Including the 'jaws of life', which can cut through something like 70 tonnes of pressure, and are very expensive.”
Tweed District Rescue's base is at Chinderah, but they have trucks at Murwillumbah, Pottsville and Tweed Heads, and are the primary rescue re- sponse unit for the whole of the shire.
The Vietnam Veterans Social Club is having a bowls day at Condong Bowls Club on April 19, starting at 9.30am. All money raised will go to the victims of the Victorian bushfires.