Tasty support for Onslow paramedics

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Goo Simpliciano, volunteer Maxine Moroney, Jessica Beatty, volunteer Anna McNeil and community paramedic Katie Chapman.
Camera IconGoo Simpliciano, volunteer Maxine Moroney, Jessica Beatty, volunteer Anna McNeil and community paramedic Katie Chapman. Credit: St John Ambulance

Onslow’s ambulance volunteers will get a touch of gourmet treatment after a local watering hole came on board to provide free catering for training nights.

The Onslow Beach Club will provide about $5500 worth of food to supply St John Ambulance’s Onslow sub centre’s weekly training nights for one year

Community paramedic Katie Chapman said the support from businesses in Onslow was priceless.

“Businesses providing a service like this makes the volunteers feel like the town is behind them.

“It saves them time really, meaning they can get the most out of our training sessions which then has a ripple effect as they are more confident as volunteers out in the community.

“We are quite a small non-profit so we rely heavily on the support of business whether that is financial or in-kind support.”

Mrs Chapman said volunteers were the backbone of small communities like Onslow.

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