Dona­tion suc­cess

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

The Tatura VICSES Unit’s re­cent blood dona­tion drive was a suc­cess af­ter some mem­bers as well as com­mu­nity mem­bers put their hands up to do­nate.

The dona­tion came as part of the Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice’s Red25 Chal­lenge, which called on emer­gency ser­vices to see who could do­nate the most blood between June 1 to Au­gust 31.

The team was joined by special guest Greater Shep­par­ton City coun­cil­lor Fern Sum­mer who jumped aboard the group book­ing and spent the after­noon do­nat­ing with the team.

Their ex­pe­ri­ence can be viewed on the Tatura SES Face­book page.

‘‘The Tatura Unit of Vic­to­ria State Emer­gency Ser­vice was very happy to sup­port the Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice’s Emer­gency Ser­vices Blood Chal­lenge with a blood drive,’’ their post read.

‘‘Many thanks to the team at Shep­par­ton Blood Bank for mak­ing us wel­come.’’

A spokesper­son from the Aus­tralian Red Cross Blood Ser­vice com­mented on the post and said they were glad to hear the team in Shep­par­ton had made the unit feel so wel­come.

‘‘Thank you so very­much to the in­cred­i­ble donors who rolled up their sleeves . . . from your Red25 group,’’ they said. ‘‘Those gifts of blood will be much ap­pre­ci­ated for re­cip­i­ents to get through win­ter.’’

Sup­porter: Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil Cr Fern Sum­mer, pic­tured with Tatura SES unit con­troller Stephen Tuck, joined the crew and do­nated to the cause.

Do­nat­ing: Bec Gould and Beck Wil­son were among the mem­bers to roll up their sleeves for the cause.

Right: Tatura SES unit con­troller Stephen Tuck.

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