A group of firemen at Marrickville Fire Station in Sydney are fronting up on Australia Day in more ways than one. Here’s their story taken from their fundraising page:
On the 26th of January, while many celebrate this fine nation with a BBQ, some tunes, a few beers or a dip in the ocean, there are a select few men and women in the Emergency Services and Defence Force who forgo their free time to protect the freedom and safety we are all fortunate to enjoy. They do this out of duty, and also because they have no say in the roster and pulling a sickie on Australia day would draw serious heat from the bosses.
‘C’ Platoon at Marrickville Fire Station, known as 28′C’ or more commonly “The Premier Shift”, is made up of: Perry “rat up a drain pipe” Rennex, Andrew “Jelly Belly” Kelly, Duncan “Sir Walter” Macaulay and Simon “Dear Leader” Flynn, and we will be on duty For Australia Day, proudly standing by to protect the Inner West of Sydney, poised like coiled springs to respond to any and every emergency and with any luck we might just get called to a rack of lamb alight on a BBQ!
So why not sponsor The Premier Shift and donate to this great cause (see the four worthy charities below) and do something really meaningful For Australia Day. By doing so you will be helping four charities that are committed to making a difference to the lives of many Australian people. All funds raised will be divided evenly to four charities: Aussie Helpers, Fighting Chance Australia, Shake It Up Australia Foundation and SMILE Foundation. Don’t forget to leave a message and have a cold one on the day for us!
You can sponsor them by clicking here. Every little bit counts.
For info on how you can get involved and fundraise on or before Australia Day in your workplace, check out our recent blog post.
Our sincere thanks to Dunc, Andy, Perry & Flynny. We hope you’re not to busy and get to enjoy it.