Buf­falo Lodge sup­port­ing the lo­cals

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FOR the mem­bers of the Childers Buf­falo Lodge it has been an­other busy year with vol­un­teers rais­ing and do­nat­ing more than $4000.

The group have as­sisted and sup­ported many community groups and or­gan­i­sa­tion in the ef­fort to help out lo­cals in need.

Childers Buf­falo Lodge sec­re­tary John “Bucko” Buck­ing­ham said it was a great year for the lodge rais­ing funds for the community.

“Ev­ery week we have been sell­ing raf­fle ticket and hold­ing sausage siz­zles in the ef­fort to help out oth­ers less for­tu­nate,” Mr Buck­ing­ham said.

The Buf­falo lodge have do­nated funds to the Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion, sup­ported lo­cals dur­ing Save for a Cure for the cancer coun­cil and do­nate funds to as­sist lo­cals in pay­ing med­i­cal bills.

“For young fam­i­lies in ru­ral ar­eas, med­i­cal bills and trans­port costs can be an added pres­sure and if we can help, we will,” Mr Buck­ing­ham said.

“I have been a vol­un­teer for a very long time and it’s great to have the community sup­port­ing our fundrais­ing.

“We do how­ever need more mem­bers to con­tinue our great work in and around the re­gion.”

The lodge is down to less then a hand­ful of ac­tive mem­bers and they are on the hunt for new and younger mem­bers to en­sure the in­sti­tu­tion of the lodge con­tin­ues well into the fu­ture.

“Many or­gan­i­sa­tions in Childers are strug­gling to get more mem­bers and we are no dif­fer­ent,” he said.

Over the decades “Bucko” has worn his heart on his sleeve to sup­port the community of Childers.

Mr Buck­ing­ham said Childers is a great place to live and he wants more peo­ple to be in­volved and in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber of the lodge.

“Our tiny community has big hearts and they al­ways dig deep in times of need. Thanks to all who have con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the char­ity fund rais­ing dur­ing the past 12 months.”

Our tiny community has big hearts and they al­ways dig deep...

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT100116BUFFALO

BUF­FALO: Sec­re­tary John Buck­ing­ham and Nor­man McCon­nell.

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