MEMBERS of the Early Ford V8 Club of NSW made a special trip to the Ulladulla region last weekend to hand over donations to two local Rural Fire Service brigades.
The 14 members of the club came from the Central Coast and throughout Sydney for the three-day run.
The club's members watched the devastation of the December/January fires on the nightly news and felt a donation to the area would be the least they could offer.
Two of the Ford Club members felt so strongly about helping out, that they also contributed $400 each of their own money.
The club also has several members who live on the South Coast and they took the opportunity to combine their bushfire run with a visit to these local members, who are often unable to attend events with the club in Sydney.
On Saturday morning, the members in their early Fords, built between 1932 and 1954, arrived at Conjola to give two $1400 donations to the Conjola and Manyana Rural Fire Service brigades.
The group was met by Geoff Phillips, Deputy Officer of the Conjola Brigade who had organised for three Rural Fire Service trucks and their members to meet the Early Ford V8 Club of NSW members.
The impact of the fires really 'hit home' when the Early Ford Club members drove through the affected areas and spoke with the RFS members.
The Early Ford Club members hope our club's donations will help contribute to the safety of the brigade members and further, the local community.