Generous donation

May 17, 2011

Lions President, Ian Grieve, had the enviable task of handing a cheque for $4,890 to Bingara Community Nurse, Sharon Price at the Lions Club meeting recently.

Half of the funds were raised by the Lions Club of Bingara, mainly through rafflesat the RSL Club. The other $2,475 was donated by the Australian Lions Foundation.  The Foundation had funds which clubs can draw on for certain worthy projects.  “This is the first time Bingara has applied for funds from the Foundation,” Mr. Grieve said.

Sharon Price said the Bingara MPS was most grateful for the donation.  The funds will be used to buy a portable oxygen concentrator, which plugs into a car cigarette lighter, and takes oxygen from the air into a face mask.  It is illegal to carry an oxygen gas cylinder in a private vehicle, and the oxygen concentrator will enable people to travel in a private vehicle while being transported.

“It is part of Lions ongoing help to the MPS,” Mr. Grieve said.