Sta­tion opens doors for all to visit

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The Henderson fam­ily is $375 closer to the al­most $70 000 tar­get needed to take their son Harry to Boston for med­i­cal treat­ment, thanks to a re­cent Co­bram Fire Brigade fundraiser.

The cu­ri­ous case of Harry Henderson has baf­fled Aus­tralian spe­cial­ists, with se­vere anaemia lead­ing to count­less tests and surg­eries of no avail.

Co­bram Fire Brigade mem­bers knew they could help with fundrais­ing and cap­i­talised on the brigade open day on Novem­ber 18.

Co­bram com­mu­nity safety co-or­di­na­tor Evan Maid­ment said the day was a suc­cess, with peo­ple flood­ing the sta­tion.

‘‘It went re­ally well. We had about 100 peo­ple through the doors with a free jump­ing cas­tle, bar­be­cue, face paint­ing a kitchen fire demon­stra­tion, bush­fire in­for­ma­tion and hav­ing the trucks on dis­play,’’ he said.

The $375 was raised through the bar­be­cue and snow­cone sales from the ju­nior fire brigade mem­bers.

Mr Maid­ment said the af­ter fel­low vol­un­teer Me­gan Klip­pel sug­gested the idea, the brigade was on board.

‘‘The com­mu­nity gives to us and so it was an easy de­ci­sion to give back,’’ he said.

Thanks: Harry Henderson and his fam­ily with Evan Maid­ment and Me­gan Klip­pel from Co­bram Fire Brigade.

Fun: Harry Henderson takes a look in­side the brigade’s fire truck.

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