Manjimup Lions Club to host annual shearing weekend fundraiser

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Lions Club member Victoria Howe.
Camera IconManjimup Lions Club member Victoria Howe. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Ewe heard it hear first — the Manjimup Lions Club is set to host its annual sheep shearing fundraiser on Saturday, which looks set to raise more than $1000 for the group to support local farmers.

The annual shearing weekend stars this Saturday at Stoiche’s Shed on West Boundary Road near Ipsen Street.

Manjimup Lions’ Victoria Howe said the event was a chance to service the community while raising funds for the group.

“A lot of people have a small amount of sheep and to get shearers in for a small amount is actually quite challenging,” she said.

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“It’s expensive and it’s really hard to get shearers who normally do thousands of sheep.

“It lets the community support the Lions as well.

“We’re then able to sell the wool as well which makes us some money which then just gets put straight back into the community.”

Mrs Howe is Manjimup Lions’ youngest member and said as the Lions were getting older she encouraged anyone to consider joining the club or volunteering when they could.

“I think there’s a common misconception that you have to keep attending meetings all of the time but essentially for Lions you just help out where you can,” she said.

“All of the money we raise, all of the events we do, the money just goes straight back into the community.”

Ms Howe said the Lions were calling on more people of any age to get involved in the event on Saturday to help with preparations and managing the sheep.

“It’s actually quite a good fun morning and it’s something different to get involved in,” she said.

“People are welcome to come down and help out or even just have a look.”

The cost is $10 per sheep with drenching and lice control included.

Ms Howe said those who missed the deadline to book could call her on 0410 002 378 to check for last-minute availability.

Delivery of sheep will be accepted on Friday between 12pm and 5pm as well as between 8am and 10am the following day.

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