Brigade helps out

Gulmarrad RFS members Tania Peene, Johnno Carr, Mark Carr (captain) and Shawn Peene are helping out the Anglican Op Shop.
Gulmarrad RFS members Tania Peene, Johnno Carr, Mark Carr (captain) and Shawn Peene are helping out the Anglican Op Shop. Graham Orams

IT'S going to take more than brainless vandalism to keep the Anglican Op Shop in Maclean closed.

Following the destruction of much of the shop's stock during a recent break-in, an enormous community effort has enabled the facility to re-open.

In order to give the op shop a further kick along, the Gulmarrad Rural Fire Service and Home Hardware in Maclean are planning a goods collection for restocking.

Nick Clark from Home Hardware, who is also a member of Gulmarrad RFS, said the plan was to use the fire truck to do a big collection of household goods, toys and clothing to help the op shop replace lost stock.

"Our senior officers of the brigade got together and were talking about the spate of crime that occurred over the weekend," Mr Clark said.

"After showing our concern that a community group was due to close, and being a valued group in our community, we decided that we would like to offer our assistance to them.

"After consulting our district manager Stuart Watts we have been given approval to use the Rural Fire Service fleet to collect the goods being donated by the community and local businesses."

Mr Clark said RFS members intend wearing full uniform during the collection, which will take place on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1.

Anyone who has good, saleable items they're prepared to offer the op shop should contact Maclean Home Hardware on 6645 1888.

You will need to give a contact name, address, phone number and brief description of goods.

In the meantime, the Anglican Op Shop in Wharf St, Maclean is back in business and operating from 9am-2pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

Topics:  break-in, brigade, grafton, gulmarrad rural fire service, maclean, vandalism



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