Lions off on out­back tour to raise funds

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE - — Pres­i­dent Lion Stu­art Per­rett

LIONS mem­bers and a few tag-alongs have set off to fol­low in Cap­tain Thun­der­bolt’s foot­steps, but to raise funds for char­i­ties like the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors and Life­Flight.

Nine cars, tow­ing car­a­vans or camper trail­ers, set off re­cen tly for a 17-day ad­ven­ture.

While trav­el­ling the back roads through n or­th­ern NSW the group will so­cialise and see many places that you just don’t get to see.

Towns that the group are vis­it­ing in­clude, Ash­ford (Pin­dari Dam), Uralla, Wol­lo­mombi Falls, Dor­rigo, Nym­boida, Mininie Wa­ter, Bon­albo, Queen Mary Falls and Kil­lar­ney.

On the fi­nal night, the Lions Club of Kil­lar­ney will put on a din­ner and auc­tion to raise funds from items gath­ered along the jour­ney.

The Lions Out­back Ad­ven­ture Tour, or­gan­ised by mem­bers to dif­fer­ent parts of Aus­tralia (one tour has even trav­elled to New Zealand), has been run­ning for the past 16 years, rais­ing funds for var­i­ous char­i­ties, plus in­ject­ing funds di­rectly into small out­back towns along the way.

The group is look­ing at trav­el­ling to Far North Queens­land (Table­lands) next year, so if you are in­ter­ested in join­ing in on the fun con­tact the Lions Club.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our past cou­ple of winners: week end­ing Au­gust 11, first prize win­ner was K. Shatte – 78 Or­ange G – and sec­ond prize win­ner was C. Gar­land – 83 Or­ange G. Week end­ing Au­gust 25, first prize win­ner was A. Bell – 23 Red C – and sec­ond prize win­ner was Piz­zle – 70 Red B. See winners listed on our new web­site af­ter each raf­fle un­der www.stan­thor­peclub.com.

Once again thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Any­one wish­ing to find out more about the great ser­vice Lions do, or would like to come along to a din­ner, con­tact me on

0411 173 499.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON THE ROAD: Stan­thorpe Lions mem­bers ex­plore NSW in their Out­back Tour to raise funds for char­i­ties like the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors and Life­Flight.

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