The Lions Club of Millbridge and Eaton Lions Club donate to Australind SES

Helping out: Lions Club of Millbridge president John McGinnis, Australind SES manager Jess Williams, and Eaton Lions Club president Paul Sanderson. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Helping out: Lions Club of Millbridge president John McGinnis, Australind SES manager Jess Williams, and Eaton Lions Club president Paul Sanderson. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Once again, the Lions Club of Millbridge and the Eaton Lions Club have teamed up to help out a local organisation. 

Both clubs raised a total of $1458.20 for the Australind State Emergency Services group.

All funds were raised through the Lions' big breakfast, held at the Eaton Foreshore on Australia Day.

The clubs donate to a different group each year.

Eaton Lions Club president Paul Sanderson said they seeked to provide assistance to organisations/community groups within the region. 

"We split the gold coin donation total [from Australia Day] right down the middle," he said. 

"We like donating to something that is in our local area. 

"We like to see the money being used locally, because local people donate it.

"We always seek to help out the community, in any way we can."

Conducting training sessions on Monday nights, Australind SES features volunteers of different ages and backgrounds.

Participants learn to conduct search and rescue drills, carry out bush fire clean-ups, provide short-term repairs to homes, and provide information to community members.

Australind SES manager Jess Williams said they were touched by the clubs' generosity. 

"It's unbelievable, I am blown away. It feels incredible to receive a donation like this," she said. 

The Lions Club of Millbridge and Eaton Lions Club would like to thank the Shire of Dardanup for their continuing support.  

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