Almost time for VRA state conference

The Narrabri Volunteer Rescue Association squad has double cause for celebration next week

Narrabri VRA president Sarah Bennett, auxiliary member Pat Hardgrave and captain John Hardgrave accepting a cheque from Coles ‘head fundraiser’ Leonie Brown, and Coles’ Rebecca Davis, Melissa Noble and manager Tye Morgan at the Narrabri store yesterday. Mr Hardgrave said it was “one of our biggest cash donations for a long time”. The  $2000 contribution from Coles was organised by Coles Narrabri’s voluntary head fundraiser Mrs Brown and her willing team, generously supported by Coles customers. “The $2000 was raised through our Easter egg raffle,” said Mrs Brown. Mr Hardgrave said the funds would be used to replace the VRA’s airbags used to lift heavy loads in emergencies.  Coles staff and customers are ongoing fundraisers for local charities, recently raising $1000 for the Narrabri Hospital CT scanner,  $300 for the RSL and funds for the Cancer Council’s Red Kite appeal. The next project is a fund raiser for Wee Waa hospital.

Narrabri Volunteer Rescue Association is gearing up for two big events next week.
The VRA will celebrate its 42nd birthday on Wednesday, May 24, and has a belated birthday present two days later.
Because for the third time Narrabri will host the annual VRA state conference.
Narrabri VRA secretary Harvey Black said about 150 people were expected in town for the event, which would consist of an executive
meeting on the Friday, May 26, followed by the conference all day Saturday.
The event would be rounded off with a dinner on the Saturday evening.