Pic­nic to raise funds and en­ter­tain fam­ily

Dalby Herald - - LIFE - Michael Doyle Michael.Doyle@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

THE FIRST full day of the school hol­i­days will have school stu­dents buzzing with ex­cite­ment and Thomas Jack Park may be the best place to start the two-week break.

A pic­nic will be held in the park to­mor­row morn­ing with a teddy bear theme, and an im­por­tant mes­sage be­ing given to young­sters.

LifeF­light will host the event with the as­sis­tance of the Lions Club of Dalby, to raise money for the non-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Dalby falls into the south-west re­gion for LifeF­light, the busiest re­gion in the state.

Money from the day will be go­ing to the newly launched LifeF­light Foun­da­tion.

Com­mu­nity en­gage­ment man­ager for LifeF­light Ni­cole Bloom said the new foun­da­tion made dis­tribut­ing funds much eas­ier.

“The new foun­da­tion brings in all the money do­nated into one cen­tral lo­ca­tion, so the money can then go to ser­vices LifeF­light pro­vide the com­mu­nity which need the most fund­ing,” she said.

Ms Bloom said the pic­nic in Dalby was ex­cit­ing, as it was the first to be held in the town.

She hoped the com­mu­nity would get be­hind the event and there would be a solid plat­form to build on for next year.

“The day should be re­ally good and it is a great day out for fam­i­lies,” she said.

“There will be plenty to do, cakes and good­ies, as well as heaps of ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The Lions club has built and do­nated a cubby house for en­ter­tain­ment through­out the day, and chil­dren can have their pho­to­graph taken with the LifeF­light mas­cot.

LifeF­light com­mit­tee mem­ber Mar­garet Bai­ley said the event would pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the younger mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to learn about LifeFl­gith.

“LifeF­light is a won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion and it is a great les­son to teach our chil­dren about what they do,” she said.

“There will also be some prizes to be won so I would en­cour­age any­one who is look­ing for some­thing to do on Satur­day to come down.

“My hope is we can show peo­ple how to host their own pic­nics for LifeF­light in the fu­ture.”

The event will be held at Thomas Jack Park and start at 10am.

En­try to the pic­nic is free and a sausage siz­zle will be pro­vided.

The pic­nic is sched­uled to wrap up at 2pm.

❝and The day should be re­ally good, it is a great day out for fam­i­lies... cakes and good­ies, as well as heaps of ac­tiv­i­ties. — Ni­cole Bloom

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

SOAK­ING UP THE SUN: Mar­garet Bai­ley and Ni­cole Bloom look for­ward to to­mor­row's pic­nic.

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