Girls on Fire head to Moruya
Elbow taps instead of handshakes, cards instead of cash and cardboard cut outs filling our stadiums, sometimes the replacement just isn't cutting the mustard.
The Girls on Fire Emergency Services camp have had to chop, change and reschedule our six day residential recruit camp to ensure the safety of our participants. So rather than another cancelled event, were packing our bags and coming to you in November.
Born from the challenges faced by female firefighters, Girls on Fire is blazing a trail to encourage young women to consider careers or voluntary roles in emergency services.
During early November 2020, Girls on Fire are hosting COVID-19 safe day programs across Regional NSW designed to challenge, test and motivate the next generation of female emergency service workers.
Instead of six days in person, the camps will now involve an online portion as well as a one-day in-person intensive session. In small groups our instructors will run through tours of a fire control centre and a fire station as well as run through drills and equipment used by emergency services.
Founder, Bronnie Mackintosh, Manager of Inclusion at Fire and Rescue NSW said these programs have been driven by the mantra, you can't be what you can't see.
"Our first camp was immensely successful, we saw twenty young women graduate from the program equipped with new skills and appreciation for the emergency service sector, some of which are now in their final stages of Permanent Fire and Rescue Recruitment. We are extremely proud."
Applications will be opening next week for programs in Moruya. Keep an eye on Facebook and www.girlsonfire.com.au for all announcements.
Girls on Fire
CWA market stall
Moruya Branch of the CWA is having a market stall on Saturday, October 3, from 8am in Vulcan St Moruya opposite the courthouse.
We are selling our cakes, slices,jams and pickles and a selection of items from our handicraft shop.
We are unable to open our tearooms and handicraft shop still, but our function room is available for hire.
This year we have made donations to a number of our usual charities but due to COVID-19 restrictions were unable to invite the recipients to a morning tea.
Help for bushfire families
Batemans Bay Rugby Union supported by South Coast Donations Logistics will hold a garage sale and market this Saturday.
All funds raised will support Bushfire affected families.
Bushfire affected persons that can be verified can take items for free.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 19, on the former Bunnings Site, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay from 9am to 1pm.
Tools, furniture, electrical goods, gardening, crockery, beds, cloths, toys and lots more will be available.
Batemans Bay Boars
Vinnies bushfire grants
The St Vincent de Paul Society has opened applications for Stage 2 of Community Bushfire Grants.
Stage 1 has allowed $308,877 to be allocated to 24 local projects. We look forward to seeing the difference this funding will make to communities that are still recovering from the Black Summer bushfires.
It may be infrastructure repairs, counselling, education or caring for country programs. Grants of up to $20,000 can be made to registered community organisations.