Lion-hearted ef­fort from clubs in the coun­try

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

LIONS clubs across the coun­try are band­ing to­gether to help those af­fected by the South-West bush­fires be­gin piec­ing their lives back to­gether.

Al­lan Cooper, District Gov­er­nor of the 67 WA clubs south of the Swan River, said do­na­tions had streamed in in the wake of the rag­ing in­ferno that de­stroyed 180 homes and left two peo­ple dead.

“All the clubs in WA have been asked to con­sider mak­ing fi­nan­cial do­na­tions through the Aus­tralian Lions Foun­da­tion, which has al­ready pro­vided $50,000 to the ap­peal,” he said.

“Since then do­na­tions from clubs all over the coun­try have been com­ing through steadily – one club from NSW has do­nated $10,000, but most are in the vicin­ity of $500-$1000.”

The Boor­a­goon Lions Club, of which Mr Cooper is a mem­ber, held a sausage siz­zle at Bun­nings ear­lier this month, with all pro­ceeds do­nated to the ap­peal.

Mr Cooper said it ap­peared the im­me­di­ate needs of those af­fected by the fires were be­ing taken care of and that the Lions Club do­na­tions would likely be used for longer-term re­cov­ery ef­forts.

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