THANKS: Ballina SES local controller Gerry Burnage (left) with chairman of the Ballina RSL Club, Gary Hooley. The club fed the SES volunteers during the two major storm events this year.
THANKS: Ballina SES local controller Gerry Burnage (left) with chairman of the Ballina RSL Club, Gary Hooley. The club fed the SES volunteers during the two major storm events this year.

SES kept well-fed

AN army, it is said, marches on its stomach - and so do State Emergency Service volunteers.

In both the Australia Day long weekend and the mid-February storm events, the Ballina RSL Club came to the rescue of the Ballina and visiting SES volunteers.

The club dished up in donations 57 hearty meals to keep the volunteers going during the Australia Day event, and 59 meals in last month's storm.

Chairman of the board of the club, Gary Hooley, said: "That's our role.

"If you can't look after your own community, who can?

"We're the community's club."

The Ballina SES local controller, Gerry Burnage, said the Ballina RSL Club "always look after us".


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