Bunbury Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade ask for your cans to raise money for firefighter cadet program
South West residents are being urged to donate empty cans and recyclable containers to help raise money for one of the region’s leading volunteer firefighter training program.
The Bunbury Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade is set to host a “cash for cans” collection fundraiser on Saturday, April 30 to help raise money for their cadet program.
Operating from the fire station in Halifax, volunteers will be driving around Bunbury and collecting recyclable cans and containers from local residents before the station donates them to the containers for change program.
All money raised will got to supporting the essential cadet program is essential as it seeks to continue to train young volunteers as many older volunteers begin to retire from their service.
Brigade Captain Terri Kowal said additional funding from the fundraiser will go to supporting the expansion of the brigade.
“We are desperately needing to expand our fire station, we have outgrown our current station and need to expand to provide adequate facilities for firefighters including change rooms, a larger training room, an area for our cadets. . . and storage for firefighting equipment.”
Ms Kowal said since COVID, fundraising had become more challenging.
“We thought this was something different to the usual fundraising activities, but is something we can do with little to no contact,” she said.
“Ultimately, we hope to raise funds to go towards our goals and hope that the community of Bunbury will get behind us and support this fundraising activity and their local volunteer fireys.”
Bunbury residents who are looking to donate their cans can arrange for collection by contacting Terri on 0400 312 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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