Politicians and army chiefs praise soldiers helping BlazeAid

Letitia Fitzpatrick
Updated February 7 2020 - 3:38pm, first published February 3 2020 - 4:00pm
CARING CREW: BlazeAid volunteers and members of the Australian Defence Force with Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie and Mayor Peta Pinson.
CARING CREW: BlazeAid volunteers and members of the Australian Defence Force with Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie and Mayor Peta Pinson.

Politicians and an army commander have been to Wauchope to thank Australian soldiers for helping build fences at properties affected by bushfires in the Hastings.

Letitia Fitzpatrick

Letitia Fitzpatrick

Senior journalist, Wauchope Gazette

Worked as a journalist and assistant producer for BBC news and current affairs in the UK, Ulster Television, Q Radio and the Irish News in Northern Ireland. Moved to Australia and joined Fairfax Media in 2016. Won a Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship award in 2018 for reporting the Pappinbarra bushfires and the subsequent Rotary appeal which raised $30,000.