Living through and with the COVID19 pandemic has made life very difficult for service clubs such as Lions, Rotary and other organisations. The local Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook has endured a tough 2020 where it’s work has been drastically curtailed by the lack of opportunities to raise much need funds to support many community projects.
A recent report estimated that over $27 million will not be raised by service organisations during 2020 to fund important projects such as health research, environmental, disaster relief, youth programs, overseas aid and community care initiatives.
The CoVid restrictions for small clubs like the West Pennant Hills Club, now 55 years young, has meant that regular funding sources have dried-up for this year.
With the recent lifting of some restrictions its pleasing to report that The Lions Club of West Pennant Hills has at least recommenced it’s Bunnings BBQs.
The club held its first BBQ of the year last Sunday during a 42 degree heat wave. Many Lions members cheerfully gave up their valuable time to make a couple of hundred dollars.
This was recognised and well supported by the few shoppers that turned out in the extreme heat.
President, Lion Geoff Harrison, said that Club plans for 2021 will see more activity.
The club’s recently presented $17,000 to the Westmead Children’s Cancer Research Unit to assist their purchase of a rate controlled freezer, worth over $100,000.
The club has also donated a Buddy bench to Cherrybrook Public School. To find out more about the club visit wphclionsclub.org.au.