CFA’s Easter stretch

Martin Geerings, Jock Smith, Simon Simpson, Neil Lester, Chris Watson and Roscoe Holmes are ready for Good Friday. 166967

By Justin Flynn

A shortage of volunteers over Easter has meant that Ocean Grove Fire Brigade might have to scale down its annual Good Friday Appeal.
Although the main collection point on The Terrace will continue, the brigade will probably only have the use of one truck to do its collection rounds and the popular ‘town run’ will not occur this year.
“Due to a fair number of volunteers wishing to spend more time with their families on Good Friday, the brigade will not be in a position to do a town run this year,” brigade treasurer Martin Geerings said.
“Depending on the number of volunteers available, the brigade will also attempt to put a team into Ocean Grove Marketplace.“
The CFA will still be at the traffic lights at The Terrace and will be walking the streets from around 9am to 3pm on Good Friday.
Traditionally, many businesses who have been collecting for the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal will hand over their collection tins to the CFA on Good Friday.
Mr Geerings said that it was also an opportune time for members of the public to donate to the Appeal.
“If members of the public would like to make a donation to this great cause, we urge you to bring the kids down the street and have some ‘me time’ with our volunteers,” he said.
“In turn it will help the kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital and put a smile on their faces.”