Park Beach Plaza butcher Russell Greenwood and Bob White from the SES with the replacement unit.
Park Beach Plaza butcher Russell Greenwood and Bob White from the SES with the replacement unit. Bruce Thomas

Russell to the rescue for the SES

BOB White has had his faith in humanity restored.

The Coffs Harbour City SES local controller and his colleagues were left fuming last week when louts had smashed their way into a rescue vehicle at the Park Avenue headquarters and run off with a satellite navigation system.

As reported in the Advocate, it was a bitter blow for the unit, which relies on this life-saving equipment, and it struck a chord with local butcher Russell Greenwood, who came to the rescue.

“Russell approached me after he read the story in the Advocate and said he would like to make a donation to the SES to replace the stolen equipment,” Mr White said.

“It’s nice to see there are decent people in the town as opposed to the low-lives who stole from us.

“We appreciate his very generous donation which has allowed us to buy a new satellite navigation system.

“Russell is very generous around town – he supports a lot of organisations. He has supported us in the past and he’s done it again.”

Mr Greenwood said he hadn’t wanted recognition for his donation.

“When I read the story I said ‘bugger it, lives are at risk’ so I approached Bob and asked him if I could buy them a new one,” Mr Greenwood said.



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