Balloons over Waikato supports cancer lodge
Both Balloons over Waikato and The Lions Clubs of District 202L are delighted to announce the partnership of Lions Clubs as the nominated charity for the 2013 Balloons over Waikato Festival. The ‘‘Lions Lodge’’ project will benefit from funds the Lions will raise as volunteers during Balloons over Waikato with members of the Lion’s District of 202L out in force over the week.
In 2010 the Lions of the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel districts adopted a district project to support the redevelopment of the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge on the old Braemar Hospital site Hamilton.
The ‘‘Lions Lodge’’ is a very special place which goes a long way towards supporting those in our community affected by cancer. But the very impressive building in Lake Road is much more than just an accommodation facility – it is a place where people who are going through similar experiences can support and learn from each other in a unique environment.
The 1.35 million Lions members perform community service in 207 countries – areas that will be different in many ways but Lions share a core
Road, belief ‘‘ our communities what we make it’’.
As part of this partnership with the event, Lions and Southern Trust, one of Balloons over Waikato major sponsors, are working together to provide two worthy recipients with a balloon ride. Both of these women have been touched by cancer in different ways and the opportunity of this once-in-a-lifetime experience has been met with great joy and excitement.
Lions are active people committed to serving their community without personal financial reward and proud of the motto WE SERVE.