Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fred Wheels out Special Birthday Gift

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fred Wheels out Special Birthday Gift

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Byline: JAMES PERKINS

FRED Peel got the best 84th birthday present he could have asked for on Saturday when he won a brand new Hyundai i30 in a Tweed Heads Bowls Club promotion.

Yesterday Mr Peel said he was "feeling great" about his new wheels.

It was fitting the members' draw went to the "quiet living bloke" who regularly plays bowls at the club.

"It's not bad for an old retired ex-serviceman," he said.

Lynne Deans, marketing and promotions manager at the club, said Mr Peel shouted some of the staff a drink the next day as a token of his appreciation.

He won the prize on the day THBC gave away thousands of dollars to Tweed community groups.

The Cudgen Rural Fire Brigade was handed $4000; Tweed Shire Senior Citizens Week Committee got $2000 and the Reduce Risk Increase Student Knowledge (RRISK) Committee received $1000.

Ms Deans said the Cudgen Rural Fire Brigade, which lost Andrew "Packy" Turnbull to a heart attack while fighting a fire at Fingal last year, would use its donation to buy a defibrillator. …

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