SES bowled over with equipment donation
Karratha SES received a welcome donation from Karratha Bowls Club when life-saving equipment worth $3,000 was handed over recently.
Karratha SES rescue officer, Kath Swetman, said the Karratha Bowls Club offered to raise funds earlier this year after asking SES volunteers what equipment they needed.
The club said they would raise funds as they wanted to assist the local community.
“They usually raise money for local groups and it’s great that they decided to help us.” she said.
“They gave us a defibrillator machine, fully-automatic Powerheart AED G3 plus a training unit.
“All up it cost $3,000 and they raised the money so quickly, we are very grateful to the club and its members for a wonderful donation.“
Ms Swetman said that the other Karratha SES volunteers were very excited and were looking forward to adding this into their training programme as soon as possible.
“We hope we don’t have to use it, but as we go into remote locations and communities it may be needed in an emergency,” she said.
“The Karratha Bowls Club are very proactive and a community-minded group, and we are very pleased to be one of the recipients for their fund raising ventures.”