The sense of community in the town of Riddells Creek is stronger than ever after the Farmers Market helped raise over $25,000 for the brigade at last Saturday’s market.
Fundraising to purchase a new $360,000 fire truck has been a long term project for the Riddells Creek Fire Brigade and with only a further $30,000 left to go, the Farmers Market set out to make this their goal.
It was because of the cohesiveness between the Farmers Market, the fire brigade and the vast array of community groups in Riddells Creek that an outstanding $25,000 was raised last weekend.
“The project to purchase a new fire truck has been 10 years in the making and thanks to the fantastic efforts of the local community, we are now able to purchase this vehicle to protect them 24/7” said Dave Thompson, Captain of the Riddells Creek Fire Brigade. “It was an amazing effort in such a short time, with all the different community groups, especially the Farmers Market, coming together to raise the funds needed” said Dave. “The truck has now been ordered and will be in service before next summer to not only serve Riddells Creek, but help to protect many other nearby communities”.
The Riddells Creek Fire Brigade really appreciate the many kind donations and offers of support which we have received in the past 2 weeks. A special thank you goes to committee members Meagan Upsher, Amanda Johnston, Lisa Moore, Paul Upsher and Ali Bant.
A sample photo of the new fire truck is shown below, along with photos of last weekends Farmers Market.