RFS raise more than $7k

A huge THANK YOU to all Newcastle Jets members, fans and corporate supporters for so generously supporting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) collection at Saturday night's game.

A huge THANK YOU to all Newcastle Jets members, fans and corporate supporters for so generously supporting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) collection at Saturday night's game against the Central Coast Mariners at Hunter Stadium.

Collectors from the local RFS Fire Control Centre shook their buckets on entry and exit from the game and managed to raise around $7,500 - a fantastic result!

“On behalf of The Lakes Team please accept our thanks for the opportunity to collect donations at the Jets game on Saturday night," said Chris Dawes, Captain of the Charmhaven RFS Brigade and one of the collectors on the night.

“These funds will go towards providing equipment and resources to benefit the health and welfare of the volunteers in the Lake Macquarie and Wyong District Brigades.”

RFS volunteers provide critical services in our region and their tireless efforts over the past few weeks have saved countless properties and lives.

“Offering to have a collection at one of our games and providing tickets to RFS volunteers was the least we could do," said Jets CEO, Robbie Middleby,

“We will continue to promote important RFS bushfire awareness and safety messages at our home games throughout the summer.”

Also at the game, in a corporate suite, were representatives from the Killingsworth RFS Brigade. These volunteers were the winners of ABC Newcastle's ‘A-League of Champions- competition. Special thanks to Gema Catering for donating the food for these special guests.

If you would like to download your copy of the RFS-s Bushfire Survival Plan or learn more about the RFS and how to volunteer, please CLICK HERE.