Boost to help club’s good work

Boost to help club’s good work

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Lions Club treasurer Michael Wright, Member for Thornlie Chris Tallentire and Lions Club member Doug Thomson with the $2000 cheque. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

The Lions Club Gosnells were thrilled to receive a $2000 grant from the Department of Local Government and Communities.

On July 3, Member for Thornlie Chris Tallentire presented the club with the cheque at the Maddington Community Centre.

Lions Club treasurer Michael Wright said they greatly appreciated the cheque.

“It will go towards the club buying a portable fridge freezer to store perishable goods when the community barbeque trailer is out fundraising,” he said.

“This will be a useful addition to the club.”

Mr Wright said the trailer would be used to assist fundraising efforts for sporting clubs, schools, retirement villages and other events organised by the City of Gosnells.

“Funds raised by the club have been used to support many varied causes,” he said.

“We have aided Lions McCusker Alzheimer’s research, The Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Hearing Dogs and others.”

Mr Tallentire said by handing over the cheque he was delivering on his election promise.

“Fundraising is a big job,” he said.

“I’m pleased the state government can provide this swift boost as we promised and the club will be well set.”

Mr Tallentire said the Lions Club covered Maddington, Thornlie and Gosnells and volunteers such as Mr Wright did a fantastic job in boosting the community.