Boyne Island club decides to fund 10 projects in the region
IT WAS a day of giving for the Boyne Island Lions Club on Friday, after $3000 worth of funds the club had fundraised for was given to deserving projects or like community groups.
The Boyne Island branch took part in the Lions Australia Community 100 Grants Program, and fundraised $1000 initially that went towards one project or initiative.
The funds went to Kevina Atkinson, for her daughter Chilli Morgan, 7 who suffers from Kleeftra syndrome and needs a $27,000 service dog to improve her quality of life.
However 10 other community projects were in the draw, so the club decided to donate $250 to each.
Branch chairman Ian Anderson said the funding was for projects which make a difference to the community in the fields of youth, vision, hunger or the environment.
"(But we) felt, that all the applicants were very worthy community projects," he said.
"The applicants were invited to attend a special morning tea held at the Tanyalla Conference Centre so that they could tell us a little more about their respective projects and president David Wilson could present them with cheques for $250."
RECIPIENTS of $250 donation
Calliope Garden Club - Mowing equipment
Diverse Community Services - Sensory Gym Tannum Gladstone
Tannum Sands State High School - Bike Shed Program
Gladstone and District Schools Chaplaincy - Tour de Chaplain
Tannum Sands State School Cultural Awareness Programme
Tannum Sands State High School - Chilled water trough with access for wheelchair
Ambrose State School P&C
Nagoorin Progress Assn & Boyne Valley Cottage Craft Group
C&K Waratah Crescent Community Kindergarten