GOOD CAUSE: The project chosen for the $1,000 Lions Club grant went to wards purchasing a service dog for seven-year-old Chilli Morgan, born with a rare disorder.
GOOD CAUSE: The project chosen for the $1,000 Lions Club grant went to wards purchasing a service dog for seven-year-old Chilli Morgan, born with a rare disorder.

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



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