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Hopping in to Good Friday Appeal

By: Catherine McLeod

Category: Community Safety

  10.24 AM 2 April, 2013


Location: District 13 News, District 14 News

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Hoppers Crossing brigade hopped into the Good Friday Appeal on Wednesday at a special tin rattling event at the Werribee Plaza.

Organised in conjunction with Plaza management and the Wyndham Community Education Centre, the lunchtime event drew large crowds of young families staying cool in the unseasonal Autumn heat.

With a brand new highway patrol car, and the ever popular Victoria Police Rock Band ‘Code One’, the emergency services display proved a hit. There was plenty of singing and dancing; and whilst not rivalling the Andrews Sisters; the girls from Crime Stoppers, Victoria Police and NWMR CFA gave ‘Mamma Mia’ their best shot. Not to be outdone, the boys in blue did their best Gangnam dance moves to the merriment of the kids in the crowd.

Sean McGregor 4th Lieutenant from Hoppers Crossing Brigade and the staff on B shift; Station Officer Geoff McGill, Leading Firefighter Chris Gore and Fire-fighter Doug Tonk, helped rattle tins for the hospital appeal, and were pleased to see high levels of donations towards this great cause. There were also plenty of opportunities to give away goodies for the kids, and promote awareness of CFA in the local area, which is highly culturally diverse.

Pleasingly, there was one person who came and had a chat with CFA, who had come to the plaza as part of her fire plan.  Being a day of Total Fire Ban, she was aware of the high fire risk and was planning to keep an ear on ABC radio throughout the day.

CFA has already been invited back for the 2014 event, so the brigade will need to dust off their dancing shoes again next year!

Last Updated: 02 April 2013