FUNDRAISING: Brenda Lawrence, Herb Grubb and Donald Lawrence of the Wilkie Creek Fire Service are raising money for a much needed shed.
FUNDRAISING: Brenda Lawrence, Herb Grubb and Donald Lawrence of the Wilkie Creek Fire Service are raising money for a much needed shed. Mick Doyle

Fundraiser for new fire shed

FUNDRAISING has begun for local volunteers at the Wilkie Creek Fire Station, in an effort to upgrade their facilitates.

The volunteer rural fire station is wanting to build a new shed to house their appliances and equipment including the fire trucks, hoses and trailers.

The station is hoping to raise $50,000 to build the shed.

Fire rescue volunteer Herb Grubb, said that having a new shed could avoid a tragedy.

"The new shed will allow us to easily get the fire trucks onto the road, as the current shed they are kept in requires us to manually unlock the door and slowly back out the truck,” Mr Grubb said.

"The new shed would allow us to get to fire 10-15 minutes quicker, which could be life saving or could save up to 100 acres of grass land.”

An Easter raffle has been running for a number of weeks, and will be drawn at 5pm this afternoon at the Dalby Foodworks, where tickets can still be bought.

A second raffle will be starting from Easter Saturday, with tickets being available from the Foodworks and will also be sold at the Dalby Show.

Volunteer at the Wilkie Creek station, Brenda Lawrence, said that the second raffle would coincide with another fundraisning event

"Our second raffle will be going until May 7, when it will be drawn at our annual invitational auction held at the Wilkie Creek Fire Station,” Mrs Lawrence said.

"People are welcome and auction off their own items.”


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