St John Onslow volunteers with MinRes Principal Community Engagement Tegan Read

MinRes digs deep for St John WA Onslow Sub Centre’s new off-road ambulance

Press Release

St John WA Onslow Sub Centre is one step closer to purchasing a new off-road ambulance thanks to a $50,000 donation from Mineral Resources (MinRes).

The funding boost is set to help the volunteer-run sub centre purchase a new $350,000 four-wheel drive ambulance to reach isolated emergencies quickly and safely.

The small but dedicated team of volunteers cover a vast area of the Pilbara from Yannarie to Fortescue, and Wyloo in the east, and were called to more than 20 off-road emergencies in the past three years.

Sub centre volunteers have been hard at work fundraising for the much-needed emergency vehicle, securing more than $76,000 in donations from the local community to date.

St John WA Onslow chairperson Renae Coates said a new off-road ambulance would help make the community safer for all.

“This is an extremely generous donation to St John Onslow,” she said.

“As we are a volunteer sub centre, all our funds are raised by volunteers performing jobs in the community or by donations from the public and reputable companies.”

MinRes Executive General Manager Onslow Iron Mike Tonkin said St John WA Onslow provided a vital service for the community.

“Without St John Onslow’s team of volunteers, this service would not exist,” he said.

“We’re proud to provide funding to make it safer for volunteers to attend off-road emergencies and ensure members of the community get the help they need as quickly as possible.’’

Support the sub centre’s ambulance fundraiser here.

Picture: St John WA Onslow volunteers with MinRes Principal Community Engagement Tegan Read. Courtesy of MinRes.

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