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Snags to help save lives

Saturday, 14th May, 2016

Broken Hill Lions Club members (left) Brian McCarthy and Barry Hancock busy cooking sausages to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Broken Hill Lions Club members (left) Brian McCarthy and Barry Hancock busy cooking sausages to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Local Lions Club members were hard at work yesterday cooking sausages to help raise funds to prevent childhood cancer.

The Broken Hill Lions Club host the annual “Lions Biggest Barbecue” in town square yesterday.

Secretary Barry Hancock said all money raised goes to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF).

“We received 450 pre-orders which was about par with last year,” he said.

“We were also getting quite good numbers in the Town Square.

“It was very steady.”

Lions Biggest Barbecue is an annual fundraising event undertaken by many of the 1,400 Clubs across the country. 

Funds raised will be used to help achieve ALCCRF’s mission to prevent kids with cancer dying by raising funds nationally and donating these funds to the best scientific and clinical childhood cancer research conducted right across Australia. 

This annual event gives Clubs across the country the opportunity to support their own ALCCRF’s vision of 100 per cent Survival for kids with cancer because Lions believe that every child deserves a chance at a healthy life. 

Mr Hancock said they will donate $1,000 to the foundation.

“It is such a worthwhile cause,” he said.

Since 1996, Lions Australia has shown outstanding commitment contributing over $5 million to childhood cancer research.

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