Thank You to the Community from The Lions Club of North Lakes0
Wow what a night!! Thank you North Lakes Community for coming out to Aurora Boulevard Park on Saturday night and supporting the Movie Night.
North Lakes – you showed up in great numbers (hundreds!!) It was fantastic to see wonderful community spirit and people having so much fun. I’m very proud to live in such a supportive, generous and kind community as North Lakes.
Thank you very much to Councillor Adrian Raedel and partner Kerri for their generous sponsorship of this event. It’s their kind heart to serve our community that allowed us to fundraise for our Dog for James project. They worked so hard to pull this event together. Thank you Adrian and Kerri.
Many thanks to all my fellow Lions Club Members, friends and family who worked so hard on the night. Your effort was immense and I’m proud to serve our community alongside of you.
Thanks again everyone who came along to support our Movie Night. I hope you had a wonderful time. Hopefully we can do it again sometime!!
A massive hank you to everyone who supported our Lions Club of North Lakes Walk A Dog for James Community Event at Lakes Eden on Sunday morning as well.
Once again this is a great example of our community coming together to support a great cause. We had a great time and all the dogs were so well behaved, as were the humans!!
The walk around the Lake was very relaxing and we enjoyed a sausage sizzle and coffee together on our return. We also had some great raffle and spot prizes to give away. Of course, no dog event is complete without a Bone Hunt so the Golden Bone Hunt was a highlight!!
Overall, we were able to raise over $3,000 from the Walk Event for our Dog for James Project, which is an incredible result. I had the opportunity to meet some very kind, caring and generous people who have filled me with inspiration. A perfect example is a gentleman we met while handing out promotional flyers to the Park Runners at Lake Eden on Saturday morning who said he would donate $300. We invited him to come to our Walk A Dog For James Event on Sunday and when he arrived with his wife and child, I introduced him to James and Michelle (James Mum). He then announced that he will be increasing his donation to $500. An incredible gesture by a member of our community. In that moment Michelle burst into tears (I did too!!!!) It is a moment in time that I will never forget.
Another special moment was when Wendy informed me that her partner Bill couldn’t make the Walk A Dog for James event, so she brought his two dogs to the walk on his behalf. She then informed me that Bill would like to donate $250 for each of his dogs ($500 total) towards our Walk A Dog for James project. Another amazing, kind and generous donation!
Overall an incredible event! Many thanks to all my fellow Lions Club Members, friends and family who assisted with this event. Your effort was immense and I’m proud to serve our community alongside of you. But most of all, thank you to all the members of our awesome community, and sponsors, who made a donation or contribution to this wonderful cause. Your generosity has made a massive impact.
Huge thanks to our wonderful and supportive sponsors of our Walk A Dog for James event including State MP for Bancroft Chris Whiting, who joined us for the Walk with his pup, Alfie.
The North Lakes Hotel
CSR Viridian Glass
Pet World North Lakes
Realway Property Consultants Redcliffe
Chris Whiting MP
Blue Wheelers Dog Groomers
Di Cillo Family
Words: Greg Milne, Lions Club of North Lakes