Bathurst Lions Club Donates $5,000 to Upstate Flood Relief | western avocado


The Bathurst Lions Club used the March Farmers’ Market as a great opportunity to help Northern Rivers residents weather the storm after recent flooding. The club used the proceeds from the Market Gold Coin Gate to donate to the Australian Lions Foundation. [ALF] Flood relief call. Overall, the club raised $1,790 from gate proceeds, which was rounded up to $5,000 to support flood-affected communities such as Lismore, Ballina and surrounding areas. READ ALSO: Police station is a safe haven for the LGBTQIA+ community Bathurst Lions Club President Mal Purves says the club strives to be at the forefront of any disaster relief effort natural disaster requiring financial support. “Through the ALF we can channel funds to any region, and in this case we will donate to communities in the NSW Northern Rivers and South East Queensland,” Mr Purves said. “We used the Farmers’ Market as a starting point for fundraising, as we regularly receive a number of donations of gold coins from visitors.” READ ALSO: Calare Candidates Reveal Big Party They’re Likely To Support Furniture And Appliances To Help People Return To Some Semblance Of Normalcy. Purves said the club is very grateful for the generosity shown by the Bathurst community. “Some people at the market were putting out ‘golden bills’ rather than gold coins, which was great to see,” he said. “A lot of people have to start from scratch after these floods, so every dollar is supposed to make a difference.” READ ALSO: Squatting4Survival: Melissa Sullivan squatting to raise money for PanKind The approach of providing vouchers ensures that local businesses can also benefit from the recovery effort. Lions Australia will be committed to the long-term recovery effort. Donations can be made online through GiveNow at The next Farmer’s Market will be held May 28 at the Bathurst Showground. To learn more about the Bathurst Lions Club, visit their Facebook page. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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