Midge Point VMR president Gary Considine with VMR north zone president Robert Murolo at Saturday's VMR fundraiser in Proserpine.
Midge Point VMR president Gary Considine with VMR north zone president Robert Murolo at Saturday's VMR fundraiser in Proserpine. Peter Carruthers

Midge Point VMR getting the message out

THE Midge Point VMR rolled north on Saturday to set up camp in the car park of Barra World.

They put a few snags on the barbie and were selling them to raise some much needed funds for the volunteer rescue service.

After Cyclone Debbie tore through the Whitsundays in March the VMR boat ramp at Laguna Quays was out of action.

It is still off limits to the public but the VMR Midge Point crew have been granted access to the boat ramp.

However the president of the group, Gary Considine, said the Midge Point VMR was in need of funds.

"We are trying to raise a bit of money and spread the word we are available again,” he said.

"We now have a key to the gate in case of emergencies.”

Mr Considine said there were still cables under the water where the boats were moored in the marina.

Joining forces with Lindsay Dobe from Barra World, who now has a sale on, Mr Considine said it was all about "being seen to be seen”.

Mr Considine said demand for their services would pick up as the weather warmed up and the fundraiser in Proserpine went well.


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