South Burnett CTC CEO Nina Temperton with Kingaroy Lions Club president Marjorie Argue

July 2, 2020

Kingaroy Lions Club’s two major annual fundraising ventures – the Kingaroy Trail Ride and Burrandowan Races – were derailed by COVID-19 but that hasn’t stopped the club from helping out in the local community.

Club president Marjorie Argue presented South Burnett CTC CEO Nina Temperton with a cheque for $1500 on Thursday to assist the not-for-profit organisation with two vital community care activities.

CTC’s emergency relief program received $1000, while the “Share The Dignity” program – which provides sanitary items to women in need – received $500.

Marj, who will be retiring from the president’s role at the club’s July changeover meeting, said the funds had been raised from Lions’ catering and other regular activities.

She especially wanted to thank Bunnings in Kingaroy for their assistance.

Lions had been scheduled to run sausage sizzles outside their store but these had been cancelled due to COVID-19 requirements. Bunnings, however, generously still gave the club a donation.

“We certainly didn’t expect it. Thank you Bunnings!” Marj said.

Kingaroy Lions Club has about 38 members but is always keen to welcome new faces to the club.

Incoming president Gayle Lamping will be inducted on July 22.

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