Fireworks sponsorship funding to be donated to local NSWRFS

ANNUAL EVENT: Christmas on John Street festivities in 2018. PHOTO: ALEX TIGANI
ANNUAL EVENT: Christmas on John Street festivities in 2018. PHOTO: ALEX TIGANI

Following the disappointment of the cancellation of the fireworks display at tonight's Christmas on John Street, sponsors Yancoal in conjunction with Singleton Council will donate the value of the fireworks to the local NSWRFS.

The value of the fireworks is $5,500.

The fireworks display was cancelled due to a total fire ban in place across the Hunter, as well as hot and windy conditions.

Yancoal Mount Thorley Warkworth's General Manager, Jason McCallum paid tribute to the work of NSWRFS members.

"The NSW Rural Fire Service continues to work tirelessly to protect our region from the risks posed by the bushfires," he said.

"As a significant local employer in this community, Yancoal knows the RFS is vital in protecting property and keeping us all safe in these tough conditions.

"We thank them and are proud to support their incredible work."

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said it was a fitting use of the sponsorship.

"The work of the NSWRFS staff and volunteers cannot be underestimated, especially when we see the impacts on our own community and our neighbouring local government areas recently," Cr Moore said.

"And the threat has not passed yet.

"Our residents in the Putty area have been affected by multiple bushfires burning in the Yengo National Park and there are currently fires also burning in the Broke area.

"We are experiencing an extremely dangerous fire season and this donation is just one small measure of support and appreciation for the people who are out there on the front line, working to keep our community safe."

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