Cleve Ambulance receives $1000 Viterra donation

CHEQUE: Nick Pratt makes a presentation to Matthew Leonard from Cleve Ambulance Service alongside Gavin Rehn.
CHEQUE: Nick Pratt makes a presentation to Matthew Leonard from Cleve Ambulance Service alongside Gavin Rehn.

Arno Bay grower Gavin Rehn has helped out the Cleve Ambulance Service with a $1000 donation thanks to taking part in a recent Viterrra survey competition.

Mr Rehn was one of three winners across the state who nominated their chosen community group to receive $1000.

He said he chose the ambulance service because they were “unsung heroes in the district”.

“They’re all volunteers and some are off the land, yet they find time to drop tools and help people whenever it’s needed,” he said.

“If anyone can help them, please do it.”

Viterra Western region operations manager Nick Pratt said Viterra was pleased to support the service with this donation.

He said the prize was offered to growers who filled out a planting survey in July to help Viterra with its segretations.

“We are also a major supporter of regional communities and think it’s great to offer an incentive which helps give back to the community,” he said.

“Viterra is pleased to be supporting the Cleve Ambulance Service with this donation which is dedicated to assisting regional communities.”

SA Ambulance regional team leader Shaun Rieck said the donation would go towards providing emergency medical assistance, treatment and transport.

“We’re very grateful for the donation and thank Viterra and Gavin for making it possible,” he said.

Mr Rieck said Cleve community members were encouraged to find out more about becoming an ambulance volunteer by visiting saambulance.com.au or call 1800 655 306.