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Vote for the team or individual that you think most needs funding, for their chance to receive up to $1,500 from the Thermoskin Community Sports Fund!

You will also be entered in the draw to win a $200 EFTPOS Gift Card!

With a total pool of $10,000 available plus a gift of Thermoskin’s Plantar FXT Calf Socks, 2016 winners will be decided upon by a panel of 4 judges including Melanie Wright (Australian Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in Swimming), Sharelle McMahon (former Australian Netballer), Brett Emerton (ex-Socceroo) and Thermoskin CEO Matthew Symington.

Shortlisted entries will be based on quality of application, why the funds are needed, value to the community/individual, and number of votes received by the public, so start voting now and make your contribution!

To find out more on how your voting contributes, please visit our Terms & Conditions. Thermoskin Community Sports Fund Recipients will be announced on the Thermoskin website and Facebook page.

Voting: 4th – 25th May 2016
Recipients Announced: 6th June 2016

Total Votes:   141

Sebastopol Fire Brigade Running Team


Volunteer Fire Brigade Victoria Urban Championship

State / Area:

VIC / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Sebastopol Fire Brigade Running Team

Sebastopol Fire Brigade Running Team consists of 15 members at present that we hope to expand to more this year while finding more interest from within the community. We have only resurrected the running team in the past few years after a 20 year break but before that it had been competing for around 100 years. We are seen as a suburb of Ballarat in Central Victoria

Value to the Community

As well as being a sporting team most of us are active fire fighters for Sebastopol so as well as this is a sport it also refines our skills and fitness for active duty. In the past few years we have also found that the running team has brought an influx of community members to our brigade both in the competitive sport and fire fighting front. We also believe this helps us engage more with the community helping spread the message of healthy living.

Why the funds are needed

We are looking to upgrade our equipment such as competition hoses, hydrants, running cart and lots more most of this has deteriorated with age and use. We are also looking for new uniforms and trailer upgrades which will enable us to transport our equipment to each event with in Victoria. The following list is a breakdown of the costs for these items. • 1 x Ladder harness $750 • 4 x Canvas hose @ $280 each • 3 x Branches @ $280 each • 4 X Couplings @$300 each • Cart and hose reel repairs $2500 • Trailer repairs and upgrades to transport cart to competition $1500 • Toolboxes for Trailer lockable $1000 • Competition Hydrant $2500 • Competition Accessories such as Esky, Chairs, Gazebo, $800 • Competition uniforms such as warm up jackets , tops , pants, $500 • Money for Competition Entry Fees$300 • Transport Costs and Mini Bus Hire for long trips $1000 • Accommodation Costs for the State Championships $2000

This is the organization which runs the Competitions with in Victoria this is last years seasons dates for the new one has not been released yet.

We do not have a web page and the only Facebook page is closed to the public for internal communications between members.

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