Ambo fundraiser

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Port Dou­glas Lo­cal Am­bu­lance Com­mit­tee is hold­ing a fundraiser in Port Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre on Sunday to cel­e­brate Am­bu­lance Week.

Vol­un­teers will be sell­ing cup­cakes and cold drinks as well as col­lect­ing do­na­tions from 10am-2pm.

New Port Dou­glas Am­bu­lance OIC Ian Day will also be there to meet and greet the com­mu­nity.

PDLAC sec­re­tary Julie Rose said the event was a good op­por­tu­nity to create aware­ness of the role the com­mit­tee plays in the com­mu­nity and hope­fully re­cruit a few more mem­bers.

“Lo­cal Am­bu­lance Com­mit­tees are made up of mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who take an in­ter­est in the pro­vi­sion of am­bu­lance ser­vices in their area in or­der to en­sure their com­mu­nity re­ceives the best pos­si­ble ser­vice,” she said.

“Fundrais­ing and do­na­tions go to­wards the pur­chase of ex­tra equip­ment not pro­vided for in the Queens­land Am­bu­lance bud­get.

“For ex­am­ple, some of the pur­chases made by the PDLAC over the years in­clude a train­ing man­nequin, a satel­lite phone for use on jobs where mo­bile phone ser­vice is un­avail­able, a res­cue scoop, de­fib­ril­la­tor and splints.

“We have also re­ceived a do­na­tion of a de­fib­ril­la­tor from the Ro­tary Club.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the PDLAC con­tact Julie on 4099 1703 or pres­i­dent Michelle Vladich on 4099 3438.

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