The Rapid Relief Team (RRT), which is run by volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), has helped ease the hunger of the hardworking men and women of Sunbury Police Station as they completed their training day.

Volunteers provided lunch for officers as part of the RRT’s continued support of Fortem Australia’s Thank a First Responder Day initiative designed to show the community’s appreciation for police and emergency services.

RRT Local Team Leader Tim Braden said volunteers served up around 60 signature burgers.

“The Rapid Relief Team is delighted to support the Sunbury Police, providing them with a well-deserved break as they complete their training day,” Mr Braden said.

“We owe each of them, a debt of gratitude for their role in protecting our communities.  Their efforts often go unrecognised, yet they are the first to answer the call in times of need. So, we wanted to show them a small token of our appreciation.”

Sunbury Police Senior Sergeant John Bliss said officers were grateful for the support.

“Rapid Relief Team reached out to us and asked if they could host Thank a First Responder Day and wow did they deliver,” Senior Sergeant Bliss said.

“They provided a fantastic lunch which everyone loved and really appreciated. Our crew do a tough job so to have people come in and say “thanks” the way the volunteers of the Rapid Relief Team did means a lot to everyone here.”

Other refreshments were on the menu including fresh fruit, a selection of cakes and chocolate brownies.

First Constable James McMahone said, “The hospitality of Rapid Relief Team volunteers and their genuine smiling faces, made you feel like a VIP!”