No matter the weather, hot or raining, when Brewarrina emergencies services unite for the annual Santa Christmas Lollie Run, the kids are there to collect them.
The Lollie Run was organised by Fire and Rescue Brewarrina Station firefighter Christopher "Burra" McHughes as a way to spread Christmas joy across the community whilst strengthening the bond between youth and emergency services.
Mr McHughes said the idea came to him after he found himself wondering why Brewarrina didn't have one when other towns did.
"Last year I went around to all the different emergency services ( NSW Police, NSW RFS and NSW Ambo's) and asked if they wanted to be involved and they were all on board," he said.
"Some of the local businesses, and Darryl from Birrang, donated some of the lollies and the rest we bought.
"The services met at Brewarrina Fire and Rescue Station in the morning and were given the lollies to hand out. Last year it took us three hours.
"We drove up every street in Brewarrina with our sirens and lights on to notify the kids.
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"We did the same this year but in COVID-safe way, So we couldn't get out and engage with the community as much as we would have liked. We handed the lollies out of the truck, but we did have Santa there with us."
Mr McHughes said the weather was a little different than last year, when it was 38 degrees, as it had been raining.
"The special thing about it was no matter the weather, the kids still came out and the rain didn't stop the smiles on those kids faces," he said.
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