Friday, 1st December, 2017
By Kara de Groot
The Lions Club and Far West Auto have joined forces again this year to provide some Christmas cheer.
The two have donated five boxes of Christmas cakes to Vinnies to be added to the charity’s Christmas hampers.
Lions Christmas cake convenor, Des Strickland, said the five boxes have a total of 60 Christmas cakes in them, which will go out to people in need.
“We’ve donated three boxes and Far West Auto have donated two,” Mr Strickland said.
“They’ve been doing it for years and years and years, it’s great to see a local business do that.”
Vinnies are the largest distributors of charitable Christmas hampers in town, with the goodies going out to needy families as well as men and women.
Vinnies Broken Hill regional president, Leo Woodman, said it was always heart-warming to receive the donation from the Lions and Far West Auto.
“We’d like to thank the Lions and Far West Auto, they’ve been doing this for at least 15 years and it’s really helpful for us and the people of Broken Hill,” Mr Woodman said.
“People have been putting their names down for hampers all month and we selected the people most in need and give them a Christmas hamper,” he said.
“People are still able to put their names down, they just need to come in before December 15.”
The cakes were purchased with funds from the Lions’ main yearly fundraiser, the Christmas car raffle.
That raffle will be drawn on Saturday, December 16 and the Lions are urging anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket yet to do so, and help out the people of Broken Hill.