It was another successful fill-up fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Burn Fund. 

Hosted at Fas Gas by the Swift Current Fire Department, folks were able to donate cash to the cause directly or fill up at Fas Gas in order to send five cents per litre sold to the burn fund. With 8,900 litres sold, they managed to generate $445 in fuel sold and took in $895 in cash donations. 

In total, Swift Current raised $1,340 for the burn fund. This generous contribution is part of a province-wide effort by the Saskatchewan Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association to raise money for families and individuals affected by burn incidents. 

Swift Current Fire Department Lieutenant, Aaron Stewart, was on hand, carrying a fire boot for folks to drop donations into from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"We had a little rain, but the community showed up and supported a great cause," said Stweart. "We're just really appreciative of the support."

Fas Gas had also been collecting donations through the entire month of June, building up the total donation amount. 

This money will go towards helping those who need medical care for burns, rehabilitation, and things like counselling services. Whatever they need to recover from a burn incident, the burn fund is there to help. 

"Whether it be bringing in new equipment or helping facilitate cost for travel, anything that we can do to help survivors in the province," said Stewart. "That's what that fund is for."

A cheque presentation is being arranged, with the whole of the provincial sum set to be donated. That will take some time to get together, with no date for it being announced as of yet. 

"It's an annual thing we look forward to supporting next year," said Stewart. "We'll be putting it on at the same location and it might be a different date, that moves year to year, but we'll definitely be doing it again."