Man on Fire: Raising Awareness for Burn Prevention in New Zealand

  Posted on 7th September 2010 by Loralee Hyde in UFBA News


At the 2010 Otago Southland Provincial Fire Brigades’ Conference and Waterway Challenge, hosted by Browns VFB, the proceeds from the "Sheriffs" session and the donations at the Sunday Service totalled $610-00, this was recently delivered to the South Auckland Health Foundation by a Member of the Browns Brigade.

This donation was put towards the purchase of an Operating Microscope for micro-vascular surgery, which will be used in the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital.

No doubt the biggest supporter of this project is David Walker from North Shore, David ran in the Badwater Ultra-marathon in California’s Death Valley, running 217km from 85 metres below sea level to 2548 metres above in temperatures exceeding 49 degrees Celcius. This was a sponsored run by David for this Microscope and he is planning another Run from New Plymouth to East Cape to continue the Fundraising.

To see some of the achievements go to   One of the partners in this project is the NZ Fire Service.

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