Expo brings crews to­gether

Chance to thank lo­cal ser­vice

NewsMail - - NEWS - MIKAYLA HAUPT [email protected]

IF YOU’VE ever wanted to thank the re­gion’s ded­i­cated emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel, here’s your chance.

In an event un­like any other in Bund­aberg, the Com­mu­nity Safety and Emer­gency Ser­vices Expo is set to gather ser­vices from across the re­gion to­day.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Mick Gray said in the light of the re­cent bush­fires, this event pro­vided the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to say thanks to their lo­cal he­roes, while en­joy­ing live en­ter­tain­ment and rais­ing funds for emer­gency or­gan­i­sa­tions.

With plenty for the whole fam­ily, Sen Const Gray said there would be rides for the kids, live crosses from Hitz939 and a per­for­mance from coun­try artist Graeme Con­nors.

Through­out the day there will be raf­fles and an auc­tion with funds go­ing to­wards Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal’s in­ten­sive care unit, Lifef­light and the bush­fire ap­peal.

“There will be song auc­tions, a signed gui­tar and a va­ri­ety of other items,” Sen Const Gray said.

He said the event be­gan as a road safety expo and grew to in­cor­po­rate a range of ser­vices whom fre­quently work to­gether.

Sen Const Gray said there would be park­ing re­stric­tions, and peo­ple could park on Phoebe Cres.

Sen Const Gray said the event would run from 9am–4pm.

Meet­ing at Bun­nings Ware­house, Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice, Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, Parks and Wildlife, Army, Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice, Surf Life­sav­ing, Po­lice re­cruit­ing, Lifef­light with he­li­copter, Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice, SES, Trans­port and Main Roads, Crime Stop­pers, Neigh­bour­hood Watch, Vol­un­teer Marine Res­cue, Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil, Queens­land Health, Can­cer Coun­cil and RACQ.

Photo: Paul Don­ald­son BUN121216POL1

COM­MU­NITY SUP­PORT: Con­sta­ble Mick Gray at Gin Gin rest stop putting the mes­sage out to drivers.

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