Cheers to re­gion’s SES vol­un­teers

Isis Town and Country - - Life - By STEPHEN BEN­NETT Mem­ber for Bur­nett

THIS week is SES Week; an op­por­tu­nity to thank the thou­sands of Queens­lan­ders who vol­un­teer their time with the SES to help out their com­mu­nity.

As Mem­ber for Bur­nett, I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank each and ev­ery one of the Queens­land SES mem­bers for their ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to help­ing out fel­low Queens­lan­ders in times of need.

Childers SES is the per­fect ex­am­ple of how in­valu­able the ser­vice is.

Ear­lier this year we saw the Childers SES group pull to­gether for 72 hours to as­sist po­lice to find a miss­ing three-year-old girl.

Mem­bers of this re­mark­able team, with the help of other groups, searched from dusk un­til dawn for the lit­tle girl, and thank­fully the out­come was a pos­i­tive one.

Their com­mit­ment to the role in the search was truly com­mend­able and earned the team the well-de­served ti­tle of Re­gional Op­er­a­tional Re­sponse of the Year.

It’s clear to see that this team of vol­un­teers care for their com­mu­nity and I’d en­cour­age you to take the time to thank any of th­ese fine vol­un­teers.

PHOTO: ZACH HOGG

HERE TO HELP: SES vol­un­teers re­ceive a brief­ing at the Childers Show­grounds.

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