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Fundraising initiative at Emerald

By: Duncan Russell

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  9.53 AM 31 March, 2014

Location: District 13 News

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Recently, Emerald brigade’s newly-formed fundraising committee worked on a long-term plan that would meet the future needs of the brigade.

Story by Klaus Brodeck

Following much brainstorming, the clear standout was to create and sell a 2015 CFA-themed premium diary that includes monthly fire safety messages for the community.

This concept was developed further, with the idea that all CFA brigades could buy this diary from Emerald brigade to sell to their local community. Brigades would keep the profits earned from the sales and use the funds to buy new equipment or even start saving to replace a brigade-owned vehicle. There are also opportunities to sell advertising inside the diary to local businesses.

“This certainly is an innovative concept and I am proud that we’re able to provide a diary that can be used to further educate the community on fire safety, plus assist other brigades across the state in their fundraising efforts,” said Emerald Captain Paul Yandle.

“I know the significant time and effort our brigade spent fundraising to replace our salvage truck and I hope this gives brigades a smarter and more efficient way to raise the funds they need.”

If there’s strong support for this diary from brigades around Victoria, we will repeat it for 2016 and beyond, which will give brigades a fundraising platform they can prepare for well in advance.

Emerald brigade has sourced a very competitive price for these customised leather-covered A5 diaries and we encourage brigades to take advantage of this opportunity and start planning for their future. To place orders or to find out more about the diary, go

Photo: Nick Waldron

Caption: members of Emerald brigade (left to right) Adrian Trimnell, Tom Dawe, Xavier Delattre, Jo Ray, Klaus Brodeck

Last Updated: 31 March 2014