Runaway Bay Lions club donates more than $70,000

The Runaway Bay Lions Club is proud to announce that during the 2014-15 year it donated in excess of $70,000 to more than 65 charities, community groups, disaster appeals and individuals in need.

The growing band of members has been very active raising funds through a range of activities and community events. In addition, the club has received fantastic support by way of Grants and Sponsorship funds from GCCC Division 3 Councillor Cameron Caldwell, Runaway Bay Shopping Village, and Australian Lions Foundation.

Runaway Bay Lions are very grateful to have the significant support of Runaway Bay Shopping Village, Bunnings Arundel and City of Gold Coast that enables us to utilise their facilities for fundraising projects and to conduct Community Events.

So where did all that money go? Well, as per the Lions charter, every cent raised went back into the community.

A total of $47,000 was donated to Charities and Community Events (Local - $32,000), (Queensland - $7,000), Australian and International ($8,600).

A further $23,000 was distributed in Disaster Relief support of those affected by floods, bushfires, earthquakes, storms and cyclones both in Australia and internationally.

In support of our local businesses, $45,000 was injected back into our local economy purchasing food, stock, equipment and services to enable us to conduct fundraising and hold community events.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful group of people, contact can be made by email to runawaybaylions@hotmail.com or by phoning 0403 049 535.


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