With bushfires frighteningly near the ChillOut Festival’s home — Daylesford, Victoria — this year, fire safety is an issue close to the event’s heart.
Organisers have announced a partnership this week with the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Glenlyon Group to raise money for better quality fire equipment for the local brigade.
“From high-volume fire-fighting pumps and radios to the new ultra-light tankers, having the right equipment will help make our community fire-ready for the current fire season and beyond,” ChillOut president Adam Wright said.
CFA Glenlyon Group officer Gerald Coffey welcomed the support, saying any additional equipment would be a bonus for local fire crews.
Over its 12-year history, ChillOut has raised more than $125,000 for community projects in the Hepburn Shire. This year it donated over $1000 to the local CFA.
The Fire Smart Appeal started this week. To make your tax-deductible donation visit www.chilloutfestival.com.au and click the Fundraising Appeal tab.

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