Squirt a big help to appeal


Back, from the left: Lachlan Billiard (14), Warnbro Centre manager Alison Broadbent, Laurie Drage and Warnbro Centre marketing manager Taryn Palermo.
Front, from the left: shoppers Annabelle and Rebekah Gradussov and Suriyou Leigh Sandrini (15).
Back, from the left: Lachlan Billiard (14), Warnbro Centre manager Alison Broadbent, Laurie Drage and Warnbro Centre marketing manager Taryn Palermo. Front, from the left: shoppers Annabelle and Rebekah Gradussov and Suriyou Leigh Sandrini (15).

Based in Port Kennedy, Squirt belongs to Laurie Drage, who was a firefighter for 40 years. Children interact with Squirt and can wear firefighting uniforms.

On Saturday night, Laurie took Squirt to Perth Motorplex in Kwinana and raised $3500 for the fire appeal.

He took Squirt to the Pinjarra evacuation centre this week, where children left homeless from the fires enjoyed some fun under difficult circumstances.

Mr Drage said he wanted to thank the generosity of local Port Kennedy businesses that donated goods to be raffled for the fire appeal.

Squirt and Mr Drage will be doing fire safety demonstrations and fundraising at Warnbro Centre shopping centre today until 5pm.