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Two local charities Legacy Bendigo and Cancer Council of Victoria Bendigo Branch will each receive $600 thanks to Bendigo Easter Festival and the Australian Defence Force 15 Transport Squadron.
Chair of Bendigo Easter Festival Cr Rod Fyffe said the BEF relies on assistance from community groups such as the 15 Transport Squadron to assist with the logistical activities associated with the festival.
“While the Squadron relish the opportunity to get involved in such an important community event it also provides them with an opportunity to nominate two worthy community charities to receive a donation for their services.
“In lieu of a fee the 15 Transport Squadron elect to donate to two local charities that are close to the heart.
“It’s a win-win-win relationship for the Squadron, the festival and the local charities – as it provides the Army with the opportunity to integrate into the community and lift their profile and it provides the festival with a team of well drilled logistic experts.
“The members of the squadron always do a fantastic job setting up and clearing sites, as well as delivering equipment and other tasks. We really appreciated their help and professionalism,” said Cr Fyffe.
15 Transport Squadron’s Lieutenant Alex Brent said the Squadron is proud to be part of the Greater Bendigo community.
“We are very pleased to be a visible part of such an enormous event like the Easter Festival and our members appreciate the opportunity to individually contribute to the festival and give something back to their local community.
“We also enjoy the opportunity to nominate two local charities to receive some funds for our efforts and this year we have again chosen Legacy for the excellent work they do for the widows and dependants of our deceased Veterans.
“The Cancer Council Victoria is the other charity we will be supporting. Sadly, some of our Squadron members have had to deal with the devastating effects of cancer first hand and as a result the Squadron is very keen to do our part to help in the research and development of a cancer cure,” said Lieutenant Brent.
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Updated: 8:43 AM, 28 May 2012
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