Lions Club give to worthy community projects

The Boyne Island Lions Club recently participated in the Lions Australia Community 100 Grants Program which allowed for local community groups and projects to apply for a $1000 grant. The club had 10 applications submitted from a number of local community groups.

The project selected for the $1,000 grant was to support the fundraising efforts for a service dog for seven-year-old Chilli Morgan, who was born with a rare disorder, Kleefstra Syndrome (she is 1 of 9 in Australia with this).

Members of the Boyne Island Lions Club felt, that as all the applicants were very worthy community projects, they should be rewarded, so the club decided to make an additional $2,000 available in the form of $250 to each of the other applicants

At a special morning tea held last week, Boyne Island Lions Club President David Wilson presented each of the respective projects with cheques for $250.

The applicants receiving the generous contributions to their projects were:

– Calliope Garden Club for mowing equipment
– Diverse Community Services for a Sensory Gym in Tannum and Gladstone
– Tannum Sands State High School for their bike shed program
– Gladstone and District Schools Chaplaincy – Tour de Chaplain event
– Tannum Sands State School for Cultural Awareness Programme
– Tannum Sands State High School for chilled water through with access for wheelchair
– Ambrose State School P&C
– Nagoorin Progress Assn & Boyne Valley Cottage Craft Group
– C&K Waratah Crescent Community Kindergarten