Bux­ton friend­ship with Woodgate

Bux­ton friend­ship grows with sup­port from Woodgate

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

THE Bux­ton Friend­ship Association has given back to a group that al­ways sup­ports the Bux­ton community.

The association, or­gan­is­ers of the re­cent clas­sic car show, have made a do­na­tion to the Woodgate First Re­spon­ders.

Event or­gan­iser Jim Baron said the Woodgate First Re­spon­ders pro­vide a fab­u­lous ser­vice and they al­ways sup­port Bux­ton.

“The Bux­ton Friend­ship Association would like to donate $200 to the unit for sup­port­ing our community events,” he said.

“They pro­vide a great ser­vice and the added se­cu­rity if some­thing was to go wrong.

“The Bux­ton car show was a great suc­cess and we in­tend on host­ing the event next year.”

With the great re­sponse from the pub­lic af­ter the car show, the or­gan­is­ers are con­fi­dent, next year’s event will be huge.

Pub­lic safety dur­ing community events can be the big­gest headache for or­gan­is­ers and with the sup­port of the ded­i­cated team of vol­un­teers from the Woodgate First Re­spon­ders unit, Bux­ton are re­as­sured all safety is first pri­or­ity.

Barb Men­zies proudly re­ceived the cheque on be­half of the Woodgate First Re­spon­der Unit and it’s team.

Mrs Men­zies said it was a sur­prise ges­ture and they are very grate­ful for the do­na­tion.

“We en­joy sup­port­ing the Bux­ton community and are happy to con­tinue to help out when we can,” Mrs Men­zies said.

Small com­mu­ni­ties rely heav­ily on the ser­vices of vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion such as Woodgates First Re­sponse Unit.

The ded­i­cated team work are trained pro­fes­sion­als and are al­ways on the search for new vol­un­teers to con­tinue the vi­tal ser­vice.

“For us to con­tinue to sup­port the community we are look­ing for new mem­bers and vol­un­teers to as­sist,” she said.

When talk­ing to Mrs Men­zies you can hear the pas­sion in voice, that she has for her tiny beach side community.

Woodgate is her home and she is invit­ing keen lo­cals to con­tact her for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Vol­un­teer num­bers are on the de­cline and for vi­tal ser­vices such as the first re­spon­ders they need your help.

First Re­sponse Aus­tralia has been train­ing for more than 20 years and is­sued more than 70,000 cer­tifi­cates.

They are the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent providers of First Aid and Emer­gency Care train­ing in Queens­land and the largest provider of Emer­gency Med­i­cal Tech­ni­cian train­ing in Aus­tralia.

The com­pany be­gan op­er­a­tions in Cairns in 1989 to pro­vide a va­ri­ety of Emer­gency Care and Pre Hospi­tal Care pro­grams and cour­ses and has ex­panded na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally to fa­cil­i­tate the unique and in­di­vid­ual pro­grams, along with pro­vid­ing Spe­cial­ist Emer­gency Care and Med­i­cal Equip­ment to meet every sit­u­a­tion.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion phone Mrs Men­zies on 0417 616 454.

We en­joy sup­port­ing the Bux­ton community... — Barb Men­zies

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

FRIEND­SHIP: Garry Mid­dling, Jim Baron, Barb Men­zies and Wendy Gear­side.

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