On Saturday, 8th September, at Poolwerx on Goodwin Drive, Bongaree the Bribie Island Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) held a fundraiser with the assistance of the owners of Poolwerx, Michelle and Anthony Spicer and staff.
Phoenix (Poolwerx Staff), Simone Wilson MP and Michelle Spicer
Poolwerx donated $2000 worth of goods to be raffled off during the day including a $1000 pool cleaner and a year’s worth of free pool servicing plus various auctions to take place during the following week. There were other sponsors involved as well.
Members of the VMR were in attendance and provided a sausage sizzle which proved popular and took in about $200 in the morning before packing up around 12.30pm.
Michelle and Anthony are very active in assisting the community groups with fundraising. The member for Pumicestone, Simone Wilson, also attended during the morning.
VMR computer system hacked
On Friday evening, 7th September, the computer system of the VMR was hacked and was still out of action on Saturday afternoon. Concerns were that if it was not rectified fairly quickly safety issues could arise regarding rescues etc. The VMR member said if hackers can get to them they can get to anybody and for people on Bribie to be vigilant.