Monday, 21 November 2022 08:22

Bendigo Greyhound Association leads the charge to help flood heroes

Bendigo’s Greyhound Racing Association has thrown its weight behind local flood heroes who put their lives on the line during the recent weather emergency which devastated the region.

The association has donated $1,000 to Bendigo SES – vital funds which will be used to assist future emergency work.

Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association General Manager Charlton Hindle says the local SES team received hundreds of calls for help when the storms hit in early October. The association knew they had to help where they could, and the Bendigo SES team were a deserving recipient.

“The local SES unit are always there when people need them most, so we wanted to give back some support. We ended up raising $400 and we decided to add another $600 from our club to make it a $1000 donation.,” said Mr Hindle.

The Bendigo Racing Association placed a donation tin at their entry gate during their Halloween race meet on the 25th of October so attendees could make a gold coin donation on their way into the venue.

Local primary school teacher and controller of the Bendigo unit Jason Hague has been a volunteer at the Bendigo SES for the past 9 years. He cannot thank the association enough for their generosity and support during this time.

“The Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association have been amazing. Bendigo is a great community, there are always people willing to help out and be a part of something important”, Mr Hague said.

The money will be going towards replacing and maintaining the crucial equipment used during the floods.

“When the initial floods happened, we had over 400 requests for assistance in a 48-hour period. All our equipment has been heavily used during this time. The money raised will go towards keeping our equipment up to scratch, allowing us to help people when they need it most.”

The Bendigo SES unit has 45 volunteers and is continuing to help residents affected by the floods.

“Being a part of the SES is an amazing opportunity, being able to help people makes it worth it. I am so proud of our unit; they are continuously willing to help. They are amazing people with fantastic skills and most importantly big hearts.”

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