The Mudgee Rescue Squad’s campaign to replace its aging truck is gaining momentum with around $18,000 raised so far.
last Wednesday the Squad was one of the recipients of Family First Credit Union’s Community Support Program donations, receiving $1,000.
Members will be hitting the streets on a Thursday and Friday next month to collect donations for the truck as well as provide information on the squad and its activities.
The squad needs to raise at least $105,000 to raise for a replacement for 27-year-old ‘Rescue 1 vehicle’.
Other local businesses sup-porting the campaign include Club Mudgee, which donated $5,000 and the proceeds of its Afternoon On The Green concert and Club Mudgee Race Day.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is raising money through a weekly barbecue and hopes to contribute $10,000 to the Squad’s campaign over the remaining 18 months of the Ulan West Project.
Squad secretary Garry Dollisson said the squad had been “overwhelmed” by the public’s support of money boxes placed at businesses around town.
The Rescue Squad says a new truck will improve its ability to respond to emergencies, he equipped with modern safety and technology, bring the group tip to speed with other emergency service vehicles, and give the squad a more professional look.
It will also give the Rescue Squad a truck which is better on fuel and more environ-mentally friendly,
Article by Sam Potts, Mudgee Guardian, June 25 2012