Lions Club support for Rescue Squad

The Cessnock Lions Club has once again proven to be a great supporter of the Cessnock District Rescue Squad. The Cessnock Lions Club provides the Rescue Squad with a donation every year and has already done so earlier this year; however upon hearing about the recent break-in at the Cessnock Base, they have made a second donation.

“Due to the essential nature of the service provided by the Rescue Squad we deemed it necessary to provide a second donation that is supplementary to the previous donation” said Cessnock Lions Club President Frank Stewart.

In presenting the donation to the Rescue Squad Mr Stewart expressed his disgust that thieves would target an organisation whose sole purpose is to help people at their time of need. Combined with the fact the Rescue Squad is a voluntary organisation and all members give freely of their time to carry out their duties makes this senseless act even more deplorable.

“Following the most recent break-in, the Cessnock Lions Club along with several other businesses and individuals have put their hands into their pockets to support the Rescue Squad and it is greatly appreciated” said Cessnock District Rescue Squad PR Officer Jason Sattler.

“I would again like to remind all local businesses of the Business Sponsorship scheme in which your business receives quarterly advertising in The Advertiser. Apart from all other benefits, Pedens Hotel, a proud Business Sponsor has offered $100 vouchers as an incentive for more businesses to come on board” Mr Sattler said. “One business has recently thrown its support behind the squad and received a voucher and there are nine more up for grabs” Mr Sattler added.

For more detail regarding the Business Sponsorship scheme you can contact the Rescue Squad on (02) 49912444 or