Rock the Coast organisers donate profits to Port Elliot CFS

The organisers of the inaugural Rock the Coast concert have donated the profit from the event to the Port Elliot Country Fire Service (CFS).

Rock the Coast was an inclusive concert held at Middleton Pioneer Hall on International Day of People with a Disability, aimed at bringing young people together and giving them something to do.

The group of young men called the Rock 'n' Blues Crew, who organised the event with the help of support workers Andy Leigh and Gordon Armstrong, donated the $200 profit to their local CFS brigade.

"Everybody was affected by the fires in some way and we've seen how it's changed lives for the negative," Mr Armstrong said.

"These guys (the firefighters) are the ones helping."

Port Elliot CFS captain Allan Pomery said the money would go towards "specialist equipment like drills and saws".

"We were pretty excited (to receive the donation) - we want to make sure we get the community help and support others," he said.

He said the Port Elliot 24P truck had just returned from being used in the effort to battle the Kangaroo Island bushfire, while members of the brigade had helped out at the fires at Cudlee Creek, Kangaroo Island, Rapid Bay, and in New South Wales.

"We've been able to get vehicles to major incidents too," Mr Pomery said.

The Rock 'n' Blues Krew will be holding a second Rock the Coast event on April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day - at the Middleton Pioneer Hall, with more details to come.