THE final page has been turned on the history of the rescue squad in Orange.
A representative of the former squad, Terry Crombie, recently handed over a cheque for $15,000 to Geoff and Joanne Lewis to be used for the building and furnishing of the Ronald McDonald House in Orange.
Mr Crombie said he was proud to be associated with the group that provided an emergency rescue service to the people of Orange and district for 40 years.
The donation to Ronald McDonald House in Orange follows on from donations to Western Care Lodge for cancer patients and to Ascott Gardens for the construction of a garden for dementia patients.
Mr Crombie said the donations were funds raised by the squad to purchase equipment over the years.
While some equipment has been sold off, some has been distributed to other volunteer rescue squads in Lithgow and in Dubbo.
The rescue squad was formerly located in the building on the corner of Margaret and McLachlan streets, and shared the premises with the SES.
Over the years while the rescue squad was operating community groups and organisations held fundraising activities to support the work of the group.