WOLITHIGA elder Richard Ronnan’s smoking ceremony at last month’s Bamawm Extension Fire Brigade has helped Echuca East Primary School to the tune of $300.
Uncle Richard has donated the proceeds made from the ceremony to the school.
With the assistance of Professor Henry Atkinson, also a Wolithiga elder, Uncle Richard presented the cheque to school principal Lyn Strachan at the school’s weekly assembly on Friday.
CFA District 22 operations manager Peter Taylor and Elaine Hamilton, also from the CFA, attended to symbolise the growing relationship between the organisation and the Wolithiga people.
The money will be spent on upgrading the grade 5/6 playground at the school.