Lions large in fundraising effort

February 5, 2016 BY
THE Lions Club of Lorne has been busy helping affected families and individuals following recent Club president Belinda Lance said more than $80,000 had been dispersed with locally raised money and contributions from Australian and Ms Lance said the club began by placing cash directly into permanently affected households who had lost everything, followed by pledged items from “$40,000 went to families as cash and pledged items, and another $40,000 toward community water tanks, caravans, food vouchers and “Forty Winks Geelong donated beds and linen at a 20 per cent discount and Foodworks Lorne helped “$15,000 went toward water tanks, two will be permanently erected in Wye and Kennett River, Ms Lance said two more 20,000-litre tanks were purchased to help the local businesses with water to Two caravans from Caravans for Hire in Moolap are at Big4 Wye River Holiday Park, and are available to affected families or individuals for free, The caravans will stay until April where the Lions will sub-let onsite self-contained cabins at the park up until November 2016, for those including people whose houses survived but are unable to return due Meanwhile, Surf Coast Shire and Plastic Bag Free Torquay have invited anti-plastic bag pollution campaigner Anthony Hill to the Surf Coast in February to give presentations to schools and on February 13 at Lorne Surf Life Saving Club to the Spirit Foundation to support victims of the event, make a donation for the silent auction or head along, phone Anthony on 0403 755 803 or Robert Skehan from Plastic Bag Free Torquay See “1000 reasons to donate”, page 11; and “Huge day at Wye pub”, page 105.

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