Daylesford CFA receives $5500 donation following New Years Eve fundraiser

Grateful:  Daylesford CFA members Alex Pearce, Rob Butler, Russ Jenkin, Allen, Alistair Grant, Lake House owner Alla Wolf-Tasker, Harry Scascighini, Glenn Webster and Leanne Yanner.  Picture: Dylan Burns.

Grateful: Daylesford CFA members Alex Pearce, Rob Butler, Russ Jenkin, Allen, Alistair Grant, Lake House owner Alla Wolf-Tasker, Harry Scascighini, Glenn Webster and Leanne Yanner. Picture: Dylan Burns.

The Daylesford Country Fire Brigade will receive a number of gear upgrades over the next 12 months thanks to a $5500 donation from the Lake House following the recent New Years Eve celebration fundraiser. 

The annual celebration which features fireworks over Lake Daylesford attracted thousands of people and was monitored closely by the CFA.  

Daylesford CFA captain Alistair Grant said the funds would be used to purchase additional tools not provided by the CFA. 

“It just helps us to make our job a lot easier particularly at jobs such are car accidents,” Mr Grant said.   

Now in its third year, the fundraiser has provided more than $15,000 to the Daylesford CFA as well as the Glenlyon group, which consists of eight brigades around the region. 

Lake House owner Alla Wolf-Tasker said the fundraising was a joint community effort.

“The CFA is one of those last lingering strengths of community working together and it's such a big part of being in the country.”

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