Buffalo Lodge supporting the locals
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...
BUFFALO: Secretary John Buckingham and Norman McConnell.