The Riverside Lions Club has made a number of donations recently to causes both on a local and national level.
These included a $15,000 donation as part of a $45,000 overall contribution to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
Part of this venture includes funding cancer genome sequencing and collection in conjunction with the National Zero Childhood Cancer Program from the Garvin Institute.
Riverside Lions Club treasurer Robin Phillips said funds were raised through a number of ventures.
"The fundraising has mostly been during the past twelve months through catering at the AFL football and the cricket at the University of Tasmania Stadium, the Lions Club annual Corporate Golf Day, the annual Magic Show for children that we put on at the Door of Hope plus sales of Christmas cakes and other small money-raising projects," Mr Phillips said.
The club also donated $4500 to the Shekinah House, a Launceston-based organisation aimed at sheltering, feeding and facilitating the homeless.
A $3000 donation was also made to a family requiring a wheelchair locking station to be built into their van for one of their children.
"The wheelchair docking station is about a young boy, whose only available transport it the family van and until we had the docking station fitted the wheelchair had to be tied in by various means," Mr Phillips said.
"Now he only has to drive the wheelchair in and it automatically locks in place and is secure, it meets all the safety regulations and he is able to see forward and be next to other family members."
A further $700 from the club was used to purchase a lightweight wheelchair for another wheelchair-bound child.
Other funds raised included $6000 for a sky ceiling at the Holman Clinic Auxiliary and $1500 for the RSPCA in support of their Million Paws Walk. Mr Phillips added that the people of Launceston should be thanked for making these donations possible.
"It is these initiatives that drive our club and keeps up the interest of our members," Mr Phillips said.