Lions chip in for appeal

THE Lions Club of Hadspen South Esk is only too keen to help those in need, giving almost $15,000 to organisations and individuals this year.

The club's latest donation was $500 this week to The Examiner  Empty Stocking Appeal.

``We really like to support people in our local community,'' club president Robert Scott said.

``This goes to people who are under privileged and it's not just going to one organisation.''

Money raised is split between the St Vincent de Paul Society, Salvation Army, Benevolent Society and Launceston City Mission.

Mr Scott said some of the club's biggest donations this year included $5553 to the Holman Clinic for mobile blood pressure monitors, $2100 to the Tasmanian bushfire appeal, bursaries to schools and more than $2000 to numerous Lions projects.

The club raises its funds through car boot sales, Christmas cake sales, helping with the V8 Supercars and the Apex Christmas Parade, paper recycling and more.

Its next fund-raiser will be a car boot sale at the Lions Park at Hadspen on Saturday between 8am and 1pm. Car spaces are available for $5.

 NEW DONATIONS:  A & D $50; Life Centre Music School $250.

 TOTAL:  $19,367.

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