Manjimup Lions take up the battle against cancer

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Lions treasurer Wayne Newton and member Jen Furness are encouraging people to stop by the Manjimup Farmers Markets on Saturday and support Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation by visiting their sausage sizzle.
Camera IconManjimup Lions treasurer Wayne Newton and member Jen Furness are encouraging people to stop by the Manjimup Farmers Markets on Saturday and support Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation by visiting their sausage sizzle. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Manjimup Lions are helping to raise money as part of an ongoing campaign to amass $500,000 to help fight children’s cancer.

The club will hold a Lions Biggest BBQ at the Manjimup Farmers Market this weekend with the aim to raise $1000 towards the campaign.

Treasurer Wayne Newton said the club annually held a fundraiser to contribute to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.

“We brought it up earlier this year, rather than holding it in June like last year, and we’re hoping for better weather,” he said.

Mr Newton said the club held a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for several campaigns.

Two of their regular fundraisers are a monthly wood raffle and the Lions’ train at events held throughout the region.

The aim of the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation is to provide a 100 per cent survival for children with cancer.

In addition to the sausage sizzle, the Manjimup Lions Club will also have donation tins at the Manjimup Farmers Market on Saturday.

Visit www.alccrf.lions.org.au for more information about the foundation, the Lions Biggest BBQ and research into children’s cancers.

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