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Woodend CFA doesn't sit on fence

By: Mike Dornau

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  11.01 AM 2 September, 2013


Location: District 2 News

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Woodend SES and CFA organised a special working bee on Saturday August 31 to assist a new, young family to Woodend who lost their father in a tragic chainsaw accident two weekends ago.

He was cutting down a large tree when it fell and took a second tree with it - which killed him. He left behind a wife and three children aged from 7 years to 6 months.


Dean Gladman and Luke Dam from the SES decided to organise the working bee to get some much-needed jobs done on the property. The SES undertook tree clearing, wood splitting and fixing up an old shed. While the CFA was tasked with building about 60 metres of post and rail fencing. A great effort by Simon Bailey, Andrew Price, Geoff Wells and the Mikes Selby and Dornau.

A number of other members of the Woodend Community also attended, with catering organised by the SES to ensure all were well fed and watered.

The grateful widow wrote the next day on the Woodend Facebook page: I'm so very grateful to everyone who was involved yesterday, it was a bit overwhelming for me to see so many people finishing off the jobs that my husband should have been doing. 

I'm blown away by the amazing community spirit of Woodend. I have some great friends here, but people that I don't know or hardly knew have also been so kind and supportive. Thankyou x

PLEASE VISIT THE WOODEND CFA FACEBOOK PAGE - THERE ARE SOME TRULY WONDERFUL AND EMOTIONAL MESSAGES POSTED BY BOTH FAMILY AND THE WOODEND COMMUNITY

Last Updated: 02 September 2013