$500 donation: Lions Club contributes to Emma''s fundraising missionEmma Hogan has been busily collecting donations towards her ï½Walk to Cure Diabetes''. After her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age seven, the Glenmore Park student has been campaigning to find a cure for the condition as a youth ambassador for Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
When Charlie Kennaway from the Cambridge Park Lions Club read about Emma''s fundraising in the Weekender he knew that hers was the perfect cause to support ï½This is somebody, in the local area, who has decided to get off her backside and raise some money because she is a diabetic. Giving back to the community is important to us,ï½ he said.
Emma was very excited to receive the $500 donation on Monday, November 5, at Kingswood Sports Club.
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We are now on FacebookLions Club of Cambridge Park Facebook Page
More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lions-Club-of-Cambridge-Park-inc-NSW/190543967694250
Donation to Burn Rubber Burn/PCYC PenrithBURN Rubber Burn, a rehabilitation exercise program based at Penrith PCYC, will soon have a new set of parallel bars after receiving $1000 from Cambridge Park Lions Club.
The program aims to help people with physical disabilities improve their fitness, health and ability to function independently.
Burn Rubber Burn manager Simone Robinson said regular exercise eased the burden on family members by helping to avoid secondary diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
She said there were a number of valuable uses for the parallel bars but their primary function would be to help people walk again.
The bars would be particularly useful for those recovering from stroke, spinal or brain injuries.
A lot of members at Penrith are walkers but not constant walkers and if they were to walk with their crutches down the street and someone bumped them they would fall over, Ms Robinson said.
We need to teach them to walk safely again.
She said many patients could only stand on one leg immediately after a stroke, and the bars would also serve as a much-needed confidence boost from those wanting to stand on their own two feet again.
She said she was extremely excited to receive the grant and thanked Lions committee member and stroke survivor Ken Mason for bringing the program to the club''''''''''''''''s attention.
We are very excited to receive the grant. We rely solely on the generosity of the community, she said
More details: http://www.pcycnsw.org/club_penrith_act_burnrubber
News from Lions Clubs around Sydney and Norfolk IslandYou can follow news posts of the District here, including the Sydney News Bulletin and the national Lion Magazine
More details: http://lionsclubssydney.org.au/news-events/
Australian Lions Foundation Cyclone AppealThe Australian Lions Foundation Ltd has initiated a “National Appeal” in support of those affected by the recent “Cyclone Debbie” in Queensland and the subsequent flooding that has occurred. A number of lives have been lost and much damage sustained to date with more expected through flooding.
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/newsflash-national-cyclone-flood-appeal/
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our historyIn 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Lion Barry Palmer awarded AO in Queens Birthday HonoursLion Barry Palmer, the first Australian to serve as the International President of Lions Clubs Internation was today awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in Queens Birthday Honours
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/posts/1337179106296455
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Ron can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
Join usIt's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/