Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - David Charlesworth

STU­DENTS at South Re­gional Tafe in Har­vey are help­ing those who help the com­mu­nity next Wed­nes­day by host­ing a fundraiser for the Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Brigade.

Lead­er­ship Cer­tifi­cate II stu­dents will be host­ing the event on Novem­ber 22.

It will in­clude a sausage siz­zle and a raf­fle, with money raised go­ing to the brigade.

Lec­turer Linda Noo­nan said the 17 stu­dents or­gan­ised the event en­tirely them­selves as part of the “con­nect­ing with com­mu­nity” as­pect of the course, with a goal to raise $500.

“The stu­dents them­selves look at what’s hap­pen­ing in the re­gional area and how they could help an or­gan­i­sa­tion,” she said.

Stu­dent Nicki Mel­low said the event was a way to help the brigade and thank them for do­ing so much for the com­mu­nity.

“These guys are im­por­tant to us so we need to show them how much they are im­por­tant to us,” she said.

Brigade cap­tain Scott Britza said the money raised from the event would be put to­wards the brigade’s ju­nior pro­gram which in­cluded about 30 chil­dren aged 10 to 17.

Mr Britza said the pro­gram taught a num­ber of skills which dif­fered de­pend­ing on the skill and age level, fo­cussing on dis­ci­pline, team work, fit­ness, fire aware­ness and fire train­ing.

Mr Britza said the fund­ing would specif­i­cally help with the re­fit­ting of the brigade’s train­ing track shed.

“We’re hav­ing to cart gear from the sta­tion to the track each time we want to do train­ing,” he said.

“We’re hop­ing to redo the track and bring it into the 21st cen­tury rather than the old Color­bond fenc­ing onto a frame which is all it is at the mo­ment.”

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Har­vey Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Brigade cap­tain Scott Britza, cen­tre, and vol­un­teer Khloe Hard­ing give Har­vey South Re­gional Tafe stu­dents Har­mony Hale, left, Nicki Mel­low and Cody Birch, right, a look at the brigade’s equip­ment.

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