Kingaroy Lions Club members at their annual change over dinner … last year the group’s efforts helped them donate more than $41,000 to good causes, many of them local (Photo: Julie Clifford)

November 12, 2019

The Kingaroy Lions Club shared more than $41,000 with local community groups, Lions projects, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and LifeFlight Foundation during the past year.

The announcement was made at the club’s recent changeover dinner.

The money was made by members assisting at community events and through running the annual Kingaroy Lions Trail Ride, which is held near Kingaroy each May.

This year, more than 900 riders took part in the Trail Ride, and many brought their families with them.

Lions’ members – assisted by other local service clubs – catered for them from Friday night until Sunday lunch, sourcing nearly all their supplies locally.

The money generated by the Ride was shared with eight other non-profit groups who helped at the event.

The two biggest individual donations the club made were to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and LifeFlight, which provide emergency medical transport to the region.

A LifeLight Foundation representative attended the dinner to thank the club.

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This year, Kingaroy Lions’ fundraising efforts were donated to:

Lions Projects: $5700

Lions Prostate Cancer Research Foundation – $1000
Lions Australian Operation Smile Project – $500
Lions Cord Blood Foundation – $500
Lions Medical Research James Richardson Award x 2 – $1000
Lions Youth Insearch – $500
Lions Eye Health – $200
Lions Club Lyndhurst (Sri Lanka) – $500
ALF (Townsville flood) – $1000
Lions Biggest Morning Tea – $500

Non-local Projects: $11,000

LifeFlight – $5000
Motor Neurone Disease – $500
Royal Flying Doctor Service – $5000
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Foundation – $500

Local Donations: $9648.90

CTC Emergency Relief – $500
Kingaroy Women’s Shelter – $1000
Taabinga State School Chaplaincy – $1000
Endeavour Foundation – $500
Kingaroy High Chaplain Committee – $1000
South Burnett Pantry – $1080
Salvation Army – $250
Cakes For Salvation Army Christmas Lunch – $144
Kingaroy State High School Speech Night – $250
St Mary’s Catholic College Speech Night – $250
Nanango State High School – $250
Anzac Day Books – KSHS and St Mary’s – $200
South Burnett Community Orchestra – $200
Kingaroy Eisteddfod – $250
Ride For Relay – $1018.20
South Burnett Musical Comedy Society – $100
Smart Pup – $500
SB CTC Share With Dignity – $1000
Blaze Aid Catering – $156.17

Kingaroy Lions Trail Ride – $15,000

Local groups which shared some of the proceeds from this year’s ride:

Kingaroy SES
Quota Kingaroy
Nanango Lions
Wooroolin Lions
Crawford State School P&C
Kingaroy Girl Guides
Kingaroy QCWA Twilight Branch
Sweep Riders

 

  • The Kingaroy Lions Club holds a fortnightly dinner meeting at a Kingaroy venue most months, and potential new members are always welcome to come along and see how the club operates. You can find out when and where the next meeting will be held by phoning Julie on 0438-624-621.

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