Bulletin No: 212 | 28 December 2018
TO: ALL UFU MEMBERS
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO UFU MEMBERS FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE!
Click the link to see videos from the handover: https://vimeo.com/album/5647482
• 2018 marks the third year of the charitable partnership between the UFU and the Les Twentyman Foundation, which commenced following the Little Saigon Market fire just prior to Christmas in December 2016.
• Professional career firefighters from CFA and MFB were behind the incredible gift drive – brainstorming, purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts to the UFU Office in time for the handover on Thursday 20 December 2018.
• Thank you for your generosity! Your Branch Committee of Management and UFU Staff sincerely thank all members who contributed to the Drive. There were over a thousand gifts delivered on the day (and some more late arrivals the following Saturday!). A big thank you to UFU Delegates who organised the donations for their district, stations and workplaces.
Last week, the gifts donated by UFU members were transported from the UFU Office to the Les Twentyman Foundation, with a detour via Sunshine Fire Station, in 2 antique fire trucks from the Fire Services Museum.
The UFU thanks the Fire Services Museum, as always, for the provision of their vehicles.
On the day, crews from Sunshine FS and Footscray FS as well as UFU member Santa Claus, assisted with the handover. A special thank you to Santa and the crews for getting in the Christmas spirit and making the day that little bit more special for the Les Twentyman Foundation!
At the handover at the LTF Office, members of the public as well as other donors who happened to be at the LTF Office were in awe of the 2 antique trucks that were both filled to the brim with wrapped gifts. Les Twentyman and the volunteers and staff were absolutely overwhelmed at the generosity of our members.
CHRISTMAS DAY 2018
On Christmas Day, the Les Twentyman Foundation held an event for over 500 children (and their families) who are experiencing disadvantage in the community.
The event was attended by special guests including, among others, Brownlow Medallist Brad Hardie, Bulldog Legend Doug Hawkins, Foot Show Star Sam Newman, and Ann Peacock who has maintained the Lloyd Williams Crown Christmas Hampers for the past 20 years.