Experience the Blue Mountains Documentary
Experience the Blue Mountains DocumentaryExperience the Blue Mountains Documentary
Scenic World
Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.
Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.Your local independent cinema. All tickets all sessions $12.00 per person.
Glenbrook Cinema
Australian Ugg Boots, Sheepskin and Cowhide Products
Australian Ugg Boots, Sheepskin and Cowhide ProductsAustralian Ugg Boots, Sheepskin and Cowhide Products
Blue Mountains Ugg Boots
Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Electric Eel. Ph:4759-2748
Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Electric Eel. Ph:4759-2748Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Electric Eel. Ph:4759-2748
Hazlaw Plumbing & Gas
Call to discuss your next web project. Phone: 4751-7298
Call to discuss your next web project. Phone: 4751-7298Call to discuss your next web project. Phone: 4751-7298
Stralia Web

Blue Mountains News

Red Balloon Ball supports RFS

Source: Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism
Archived 23 May 2012 - Posted: 23 Apr 2012
The annual gala fundraiser, the Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon tourism Red Balloon Ball, raised an unprecedented amount for Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service on April 20, 2012.

Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service will soon have two new electronic message boards, thanks to a generous turnout to the annual Blue Mountains, Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT) Red Balloon Ball on Friday [April 20].
Held at the stunningly refurbished Fairmont Resort, Leura, more than $22,700 was raised through a Pick-a-Box raffle draw and a live auction with prizes including high teas, a mountain bike, restaurant dinners, overnight stays and luxury items donated by tourism operators throughout the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region.
The ball was organised by BMLOT vice chairman and Bygone Beautys owner Maurice Cooper, who first initiated the event to support the RFS and its volunteers three years ago after the devastating bushfires in Victoria.
This year’s event set a new record of $22,780 raised, which will go towards two electronic message boards to provide safety, warning and education messages to the public. Last year’s fundraiser paid for a 24-seater bus to transport local crews.
BMLOT chairman Randall Walker said: ``When you live and work in a destination such as the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, fire is a very real threat.
``We’re very proud that Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism has chosen as its only not-for-profit organisation that we regularly support on an annual basis, the Rural Fire Service.’’
Mr Walker said the importance of supporting the volunteer organisation was highlighted last year when bushfires licked at the doorstep of Scenic World and Lilianfels.
``In a karmic sense, the more you spend to night the better fire protection you will get going into the future,’’ he said.
As well as the generosity of those who dug deep to donate and bid for prizes, Mr Walker thanked major sponsors the Fairmont Resort and The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, the Giggin’ Diggers army band which provided entertainment, Wolgan Valley Resort, Bygone Beautys and Springwood High School Quilt Show.
As well as many of the region’s top tourism industry leaders and operators, the event was attended by Blue Mountains Mayor Daniel Myles, Blue Mountains State Liberal MP Roza Sage, Macquarie Federal Liberal MP Louise Markus, Blue Mountains RFS Superintendant acting manager David Hoadley and Gundungurra Tribal Council representatives.

This article archived 23 May 2012

 
Lady Luck Festival Lady Luck Festival Lady Luck Festival Lady Luck Festival

Recent News

Summer at the Penrith Regional Gallery
Summer at the Penrith Regional Gallery
Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest: Summer Exhibition Suite
Embrace Festive Fruit and Veg this Christmas Season
Embrace Festive Fruit and Veg this Christmas Season
Cancer Council NSW is urging us all to embrace festive fruit and veg this...
Ruby Productions Presents Goldilocks
Ruby Productions Presents Goldilocks
Ruby Productions will open a production of "Goldilocks" a show for all...
Blue Mountains Community Christmas Carols
Blue Mountains Community Christmas Carols
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than an evening out under...
Safeguarding And Encouraging Local Tourism With New SP3 Tourist Zone
Safeguarding And Encouraging Local Tourism With New SP3 Tourist Zone
Blue Mountains City Council will proceed with a draft planning proposa...

What's New

Cosmetic Injectables
Cosmetic Injectables
Ella Bache Springwood
OPEN GALLERY AND CHRISTMAS SALE
OPEN GALLERY AND CHRISTMAS SALE
Beautiful Fine Art Originals
LITHGOW GHOST TOUR
LITHGOW GHOST TOUR
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours

Have You Visited

Announcement
GIFT VOUCHERS FOR XMASGift a loved one a goose bump filled experience with Blue Mountains Mystery Tours. CALL 0247 512 622 or 0418 416 403View Blue Mountains Mystery Tours »