A Good Firey Appeal

Maffra Fire Brigade Captain Brendan King (left) and Third Lieutenant Anthony Kovco. Photo: Stefan Bradley

Stefan Bradley

Maffra Fire Brigade is once again taking part in the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and is inviting the community to volunteer.


Captain Brendan King said that anyone can take part and they’re looking for adults and kids aged 8 and up to volunteer.


“We need some adults that can accompany the kids around town,” Captain King said.


“They don’t need to be fire brigade members, we will be checking if the adults have a Working with Children Check, which is easy to obtain online.


“Phil Hawkins at the furniture store can help with applications.


“We’re going to be door knocking for the appeal, and plan on setting up a table in the main street.”


Third Lieutenant Anthony Kovco said it was a great way for the community to get together after COVID, and the money was for a really good cause.


“If you are keen to come along and help, please drop into the Hawkins Furniture Store in Maffra and speak with Phil Hawkins, or text me on 0431 846 137 and register your details ASAP,” Lt Kovco said.


“Many hands make … more funds raised!”


The start time is 9.30am on Friday, April 15 at the Maffra Fire Brigade.


The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is also looking for new members, with the Maffra Fire Brigade meeting at their station every Monday at 7.30pm.


“Anyone aged 16 and over is welcome, come meet us on Mondays and become a part of the CFA or go to the website,” Lt Kovco said.