Ron Thompson, Kaitlyn Keogh Sue Haughton and Ken Stent. Photo: Andrew Perryman.

THREE Country Fire Authority brigades have won support from a local supermarket as part of an ongoing program that raises vital funds for the community.

Since its inception, the IGA Community Chest and associated programs have raised more than $86 million to help local communities.

Each year, participating IGA stores allocate funds from their community chest to local CFA brigades to
enable them to continue their essential work.

As a volunteer based service organisation that relies on funding from the community, especially when smaller brigades do not have as much access to government funding and grants for equipment and other
essential items, the funding is
especially welcome.

This year, Fairley’s SUPA IGA Eaglehawk presented funds from their community chest program to representatives from the Eaglehawk, Raywood and Woodvale CFA organisations, with almost $3000 handed over to be put to good use helping to protect the community from the threat of fire.