Bega Post Office customers are being thanked for their generosity after a sizeable donation was made to a local Rural Fire Service Brigade this week.
On Wednesday, March 25, Australia Post Bega postal manager Peter Truscott was proud to hand over $852 to Angledale-Stony Creek RFS senior deputy captain Garry Cooper.
The money was collected from customers via donation tins on the post office's counter throughout January and February in the wake of devastating bushfires across the region. Two of the PO's employees - Max and Rosemary Williams - are also volunteers with the Angledale RFS who spent a lot of that time aiding the firefighting efforts while still serving their customers.
Mr Truscott said it was "an amazing effort" and thanked all the customers of Australia Post Bega for their generosity.
Mr Cooper said the donation was "termendous" and made all the more special as Angledale wasn't usually the recipient of bigger fundraising efforts given they weren't in a main centre.
"Our patrol area wasn't hit by the fires, but we supported pretty much every other brigade in the area," Mr Cooper said of the summer's extended fire-fight.
"There's only a handful of us, but we filled three trucks every day and night."
He said the money would go towards new handheld radios for the small brigade as well as equipment for a newly constructed training room at their station.