The Coolgardie Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service celebrated the opening of a new clubroom over the weekend, after $250,000 was donated from a trust fund.
The new club room has been upgraded from the former 6m x 6m shed originally built by volunteers many years ago to now include toilets, a kitchen, and more space to be used as a training room.
The money was donated from a trust fund from the late Jack and Frances Tree, former Coolgardie community members and the couple requested that the money be spent on past, present and future Coolgardie VFRS members.
Coolgardie VFRS treasurer Sheree Forward hopes the new clubroom would bring volunteers together. The new facility can be used for social events and training and will create a sense of camaraderie within the club.
About 50 people attended the official opening on Saturday including Member for Kalgoorlie Kyran O’Donnell, Department of Fire and Emergency Services chief superintendent Paul Carr, and superintendent Anthony Sadler.
The ceremony recognised the work of volunteers including one of the club’s longstanding members, Roy Bergin, who celebrated 50 years of service.
The Coolgardie VFRS has been operating for 123 years.