RFS brigades receive annual donation from Donges IGA

Robert Donges with representatives from various NSW Rural Fire Service brigades in the Young district. Photo: Peter Guthrie
Robert Donges with representatives from various NSW Rural Fire Service brigades in the Young district. Photo: Peter Guthrie

After COVID-19 caused the postponement of last year's annual donation presentation from Donges Supa IGA to local NSW Rural Fire Service brigades, the get together managed to move forward on Wednesday.

NSWRFS brigades from Young and surrounds received a supportive boost on Wednesday afternoon Donges Supa IGA donating $120 to each and every one of them, along with $1000 to the cadets.

Crowther, Wombat, Thuddungra, Wootoona, Wambanumba, Memagong, Tubbul, Murringo, Monteagle, Milvale, Maimuru, Koorawatha, Bribbaree, Boara, Clover Hill, Bendick Murrell, Bribbarree and Young brigades all received money.

Donations which are truly deserved with brigades called out to a number of incidents in the past two weeks.

"They've (Donges Supa IGA) been supporting us now for a number of years," NSWRFS South West Slopes Zone (SWS) Superintendent Andrew Dillon said on Wednesday.

"They also provide really great support for our cadet chain who have done really well over the last few years."

Superintendent Dillon thanked Robert Donges and IGA staff for their continued support of the NSWRFS across the region and explained how the funds allow them to continue to grow from strength to strength across the region.

RFS district manager Andrew Dillon thanks Donges IGA.

RFS district manager Andrew Dillon thanks Donges IGA.

"It does mean a lot, for some of the brigades it's the only income they get in their own accounts," he said.

"Obviously the service provides for most of the stuff they need, but again it's an income they get to buy a few things to help them along through each year."

Donges Supa IGA owner Robert Donges said he's always happy to give to the brigades. "We're proud to do it," Mr Donges said.

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