A major donation for The Fiddler at Rouse Hill is enabling four local RFS Brigades to buy new equipment and supplies.
Cheques for $25,000 each were presented to the Kellyville Fire and Emergency Public Fund, Rouse Hill Fire and Emergency Fund, Box Hill and Nelson Bush Fire Brigade and Oakville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade by The Fiddler’s General Manager Tara Bonser at the end of last month.
This is the biggest donation the pub has made to date. The Fiddler’s general manager Tara Bonser told The Hills to Hawkesbury Community Newsthat the four RFS Brigades were blown away by the donations.
“Giving away $100,000 in one day to our local brigades is certainly a highlight of my career,” she said.
“Making the call to tell one of the local brigades was so heart-warming. On the day we handed out their cheques I met with volunteers from each Brigade. They were so grateful and excited to receive such a substantial amount of money It’s easy for us to forget that a year ago these brigades and volunteers were fighting for people’s homes and livelihoods. These teams sacrificed being away from their families and risked their lives to save those of our local community. It’s our turn to support them.”
Rouse Hill RFS thanked The Fiddler saying: “The donation will be used to purchase equipment that will improve the service and response to our community. Our Captain and all members extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to The Fiddler for the very generous donation.”
Oakville RFS said: “We are truly lucky to have such supportive residents and businesses in our area.