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Bangers and cash

Saturday, 25th April, 2015

Lions secretary Barry Hancock making sure the onions were cooked to perfection. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Lions secretary Barry Hancock making sure the onions were cooked to perfection. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

The local Lions Club’s “Biggest Barbecue” in the Town Square yesterday was a real sizzler for the club.

The fundraiser is a national event to raise money for childhood cancer research, and local organiser Gary Hanford said it went very well indeed.

“It has been pretty good. We had lots of pre-orders from local businesses,” he said.

Mr Hanford said they raised $1,000 last year and were hoping to get more than that this year.

“Most of the shops in Argent Street put in an order for sausages as well as different places here and there,” he said.

“The passing trade has been reasonable and it has been a beautiful day.

“We always get a good response because it is for childhood cancer.”

Locally, the club has been hosting a barbecue for the past five or six years.

“It’s been really good to be able to do that,” Mr Hanford said.

“A lot of people know about it as well. It has been well promoted.

“I think the public are happy to support things like this.”

Mr Hanford thanked everyone for their support and the Lions; members for their hard work.

Ray Grose stopped for a sausage and said he was happy to support a good cause.

“My wife had cancer for 11 years and to see children suffering with cancer at the hospital, it just breaks your heart,” he said.

“We’ve always donated what we can. It is an important thing to support.

“The sausages are really nice. The Lions are good cooks.”

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