A driving force for emergency services

Nyree Epplett-Higgins from the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service being presented with a cheque from North Coast Truck Drivers Inc vice president Wayne Dude Ensby and his wife Merilyn (both left) and president Greg Tiny Lollback.

Wayne Dude Ensbey reckons if it wasnt for the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter he wouldnt be alive today. And its a good thing for the Rescue Helicopter he is.

After recovering from a major car accident in which he broke his neck in two places, the Casino truck driver and some mates decided to form North Coast Truck Drivers Inc so they could give something back to the local emergency services that have saved Wayne and so many of his colleagues.

Recently the group made their first donation a whopping $3600, which was raised through a charity golf day and raffle. They gave $1800 to the Rescue Helicopter, $900 to the Casino Rescue Squad and $900 to Kyogle SES.

In some ways its not a lot, but even if we give them $10, its $10 they didnt have before, said Waynes wife Merilyn. Local businesses have been very supportive of what were doing, and were now hoping to make the charity golf day an annual event. We also cant thank people enough for their love and support since the accident we had around 70 phone calls in three hours in one day alone. It was overwhelming and it helped us both through a difficult time.

Anyone who would like to join the group or help with fundraising should phone Merilyn on 6662 4450.

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