Media articles about Cronulla Lions great charity work-past
Cronulla Lions support the wider Lions organisation with funds to assist many initiatives including emergency relief in disaster areas across the world, cancer research, drug awareness, sight and youth initiatives.
Cronulla Lions also assist people in the local community in need.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Eye Clinic
named the Lions Eye Clinic, the Cronulla Lions sponsored the building of the Eye Clinic by raising through the Lions community around $1.1M. Cronulla Lions raised nearly $700K of this figure. Children from southern Sydney can now be treated at Randwick rather that needing to travel to Westmead. Cronulla Lions also make a contribution to vital equipment for the Lions Clinic.
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Cronulla Lions chaperone local secondary student on the annual Red Shield Appeal door knock.
Sutherland Hospital Paediatric Ward
Cronulla Lions has purchased equipment over $200K to support the Paedratric Ward. This equipment has also allowed the Sutherland Hospital to treat children and newborn locally without them needing to be treated at the Sydney children's Hospital.
Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation –
Cronulla Lions purchase a variety of walkers for local children with disabilities to assist them in becoming mobile.
Later this year a small group of 11 people who will volunteer to travel to a remote part of Papua New Guinea to make es-sential repairs to Kokorogoro Health Centre.
The mission will see them spend two weeks renovating this small health facility that services 2,000 locals who are unable to travel to larger facilities in Port Moresby, which is three hours away. Papua New Guinea is our closest neighbour and the team's plan is to assist in improving the health of this remote community. Through helping community members ac-cess modern health services, they aim to restore their dignity and safety and do their bit to address social inequality.
How you can help the project ‘Their health, Our hands’
Currently, the PNG Government does not contribute to the upkeep of such health posts. The building is in a state of disrepair and the equipment that is available is minimal, broken or antiquated.
The sort of work the team are intending to carry out includes -
Repair the white ant damage to the building structure and linings
Create a more hygienic and safe facility by replacing floor boards and repairing ceilings;
Replace the old, run-down birthing bed and other associated birthing materials and equipment;
Build a fence to secure and protect the centre from further damage from animals;
Connect solar panels for basic lighting and address the lack of running water.
By August 2017, the team needs to raise at least AU$30,000 to fund all of the necessary building equipment and associated materials to restore this facility.
100% of the money raised will go towards the Kokorogoro Health Centre.
No funds will be used for any personal gain.
Any leftover funds will be used to purchase much-needed medical supplies for the health centre.
They would be extremely grateful and humbled by any donation to help with this project.
You can visit and follow the journey on the ‘Their Health, Our Hands’ facebook page.
We have linked with the Lions Club of Cronulla to be able to provide a Tax Deductible Receipt for any donations over
$20 dollars. This is done through their web page www.cronullalions.org.au
For further information you can call Stephen Montgomery on 0418296163
Thanks for your support.
Please help us raise money to renovate the Salvation Army run Health Care Centre in remote Papua New Guinea
Project Kokorogoro — a project supported by the Lions Club of Cronulla Inc.