Members of the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions Club gathered this morning to present funds raised from their last season to three valuable community organisations.
Parafed Bay of Plenty, Wish4Fish and Riding for the Disabled received donations from the Lions, whose sole focus for the last season was based on assisting handicapped youth, with an emphasis on mobility.
The funds distributed were raised by the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions through their annual magic show in November last year.
The Wish4Fish charity received $3000 from the local Lions club, which is of great benefit as they are a non-profit charitable trust giving people with a variety of mental and physical disabilities the chance to get involved in salt water activities.
Wish4Fish trustee Nicolas Earl attended the meeting on behalf of his charity, and he says they are extremely grateful to receive the donation from the Lions.
“Wish4Fish are very appreciative of the cheque from Lions, it’s going to put people on the water who otherwise wouldn’t get an opportunity to.”
Kassandra Chee from Tauranga Riding for the Disabled represented her organisation to receive a $3000 cheque gifted by the Lions.
“The Tauranga Riding for the Disabled would like to thank the Tauranga City Sunrise Lions for their kind donation.
“Their donation will go towards providing more therapy rides for the Tauranga and western Bay community.”
Parafed Bay of Plenty also received a generous donation. Parafed BOP Executive Officer Ian McDonald says he and his staff appreciate the kind donation.
“We provide sporting opportunities for physically disabled people, and we are very, very grateful for Sunrise Lions for their support today.”