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Lions, car dealer deliver for Vinnies

Wednesday, 9th December, 2020

St Vincent de Paul’s Leo Woodman was more than happy to receive five cartons full of Christmas cakes from Lions Club’s Brian McCarthy, Far West Auto Dealer principal Marky Grundy and Lions Club’s Des Strickland. PICTURE: Myles Burt St Vincent de Paul’s Leo Woodman was more than happy to receive five cartons full of Christmas cakes from Lions Club’s Brian McCarthy, Far West Auto Dealer principal Marky Grundy and Lions Club’s Des Strickland. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Sixty Christmas cakes have been donated to St Vincent de Pauls for locals in need to help spread the festive spirit.

The generous donation was made by Far West Auto and the Broken Hill Lions Club, who delivered five cartons of cakes to the local St Vincent de Paul store on Argent Street.

The cakes were funded through money raised from the Lions Club car raffle at Westside Plaza, which closes on Friday, December 19.

Wilcannia/Forbes Central Council president Leo Woodman said St Vincent de Pauls will be distributing the cakes through their store’s meals centre. Mr Woodman said they’ve been doing on average 50 to 60 meals a day, and only allowed to do takeaway due to COVID-19.

“Regulations have stopped us from using our meals centre has a sit down meal, because our clients don’t have phone numbers,” he said.

“We can’t do contact recording, so that’s the way this cakes will be dished out, to people who are using our meals centre.”

Donating cakes for over 20 years, with BH Lions Club and Far West Auto contributing for the past 16 years to St Vincent de Pauls. Mr Woodman said there’s nothing better than seeing someone’s face when they receive one of the Christmas cakes.

“They smile ear to ear when they get one of these.”

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