The Manjimup Lions Club is gearing up for its annual sheep shearing fundraiser which raises money for the group and supports local farmers. The Annual Shearing Weekend is on October 9 and 10 at the Stoiche’s Shed on West Boundary Road near Ipsen Street. Manjimup Lions’ Victoria Howe said the community was looking forward to the event which helps both the club and farmers. “I think it’s just a fantastic way for those that have just got a smaller flock of sheep, one or two, or 20 or 30, that want to support a local community organisation but also want to get their sheep shorn,” she said. “We love to provide the service, we’ve got fantastic volunteer shearers, we’re all volunteering our time, Stoiche’s are letting us use their shed, the sheep panels and all of that which is fantastic. “It’s just a good community event and I think a lot of people do wait for it every year.” Mrs Howe is the Manjimup Lions’ youngest member and said although the group was typically thought of as being mainly for the older generations, she encouraged everybody to consider volunteering when they can. “I think even being able to just help out once every three months or six months is fantastic,” she said. “The Lions is literally there to serve the community and that’s it, there’s nothing else we’re raising money for, it just goes straight back into the community.’’ The cost is $10 per sheep, with drenching and lice control included. Delivery of sheep will be accepted on October 8 between 8am and 5pm, as well as between 8am and 10am on the Saturday. Bookings must be made before October 5.