Volunteers at Lugarno Lions Club are on a mission to make a big difference in 2022 following a busy holiday season of giving back to the community.
In the weekend before Christmas Lugarno Lions were out in full force in the local community celebrating the season of giving through community service.
Various projects included:
- A food collection drive for the Salvation Army at Peakhurst
- The Lugarno Lions Christmas Raffle at Riverwood Plaza and Chivers Hill,Lugarno
- A BBQ for Hurstville Golf Club members
- Selling Christmas cakes with the profits going to the Riverwood Air League
- Delivering hand sanitisers to Kings Langley
- Helping the Crateful Group of Oatley pack Christmas hampers
- Collecting toys for needy kids and delivering them to the Salvation Army.
President Chris Batt says the Club is looking forward to continuing to support the community in 2022 and encourages and local residents who are interested in volunteering to consider joining Lions.
“At Lions we are passionate about helping people in need and making a difference in the community. From environmental work and promoting youth to supporting the deaf and blind, helping fund vital medical research and providing emergency and disaster relief, Lions support a wide range of important causes.”
“Lugarno Lions Club have donated over $3 million to the community since it was chartered in 1974.”
“For any local residents who are interested in making a difference this year we encourage you to consider joining Lions. It’s a great way to give back, help people in need and meet some likeminded people in the community.”
Lions is celebrating its 75-year anniversary in Australia this year.
For more information on Lugarno Lions Club please contact Membership Chair Bob Walker on 0430 374 321.
About Lugarno Lions
The Lions Club of Lugarno has a very proud history. It was chartered on 15th May 1974. We have donated over $3 million back to those in need over this time.
Lugarno Lions Club is part of Lions Club International which serves the community worldwide. Whilst affiliated with the world wide body, each club is autonomous. The club raises funds through a variety of methods including BBQs, raffles, selling Christmas cakes, bucket collections and various events such as a Sports Breakfast.
Lugarno Lions is best known for the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival. The Spring Festival, which we believe, is currently the largest one-day event of its type south of the harbour.
A busy but very worthwhile few days of community service leading up to Christmas.
The Saturday before Christmas was the main focus with Project Hunger, a seven hour food drive held at the IGA Peakhurst. The food was taken to the Salvation Army on the Sunday. The support from the local shoppers was overwhelming.
For the three weeks leading up to Christmas the club held its traditional Christmas raffle at Riverwood Plaza and the Saturday before Christmas was no exception. The raffle proceeds provide much needed funds to support the local community.
Lugarno Lions also provided cakes for the Riverwood Air League to sell at Bunnings at Kingsgrove on that Saturday. Lugarno Lions and the Riverwood Air League have supported each other for many years.
Sunday saw several Lugarno Lions travel to Kings Langley Lions to give them 8,000 hand sanitisers for a later event to feed the local community down on their luck.
Lugarno Lions also assisted the Crateful Group packing Christmas Hampers on the Monday. The Crateful Group are set up in Oatley and provide hampers of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery items each week to those in need.