Leeton Volunteer Rescue Association receives a boost from Beyond Bank

DEDICATED and awe-inspiring were two words used recently to describe the Leeton Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA). 

Their many selfless acts often go unnoticed and the group doesn’t receive any funding from the state government. 

Beyond Bank recently jumped on board to help out the organisation thanks to its community grant program, which resulted in funds recently being handed over at a celebratory barbecue. 

“Some fascinating stories were shared and a guided tour of the truck and equipment used, gave us a whole new appreciation for what these guys do each day,” Beyond Bank community co-ordinator Allanah Hughes said. 

“Passion and dedication are two words which describe the feeling among the crew.

“We even got the see the crew in action. Sitting down to enjoy the barbecue, their phones all went off. 

“The guys jumped into action, within seconds we were left to wonder what was happening. 

“It was great to see them in action, but you wonder why? Has someone been injured, in trouble or worse? 

“The crew never know what to expect when they go out and leave their families each time. Each situation they are called to is different. They need to be prepared for any and every scenario. 

“Thankfully this situation was dealt with easily, with jokes on who made the call to get out of doing the dishes and photos.”

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