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Sweet tooth raises money for community

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Melinda McIntyre receives the check from Edwina Randall and John Mullaly. Photo Adam McCleery/ Central and North Burnett Times
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Melinda McIntyre receives the check from Edwina Randall and John Mullaly. Photo Adam McCleery/ Central and North Burnett Times Adam McCleery

A HANKERING for delicious Christmas cake has helped give the gift of mobility to people in need.

Once a year the Gayndah Lions Club donates $1000 to assist the local community, and this year's donation will be used to purchase lightweight wheelchairs.

These wheelchairs weigh only five kilograms and are going to be kept in work vehicles around the region, giving patients greater mobility to attend appointments and general social outings.

The donation money each year is sourced from the proceeds of the Lions Christmas Cake sales from across the Central and North Burnett and is used to assist the community in any way possible.

Lions Cake chairwoman Edwina Randall and Gayndah Lions president John Mullaly were on hand to present the cheque to Blue Care Gayndah representative Melinda McIntyre this week.

Mr Mullaly said the Gayndah Lions Club was proud to support the community and was always looking for like-minded people to join the fold.

"We welcome new members to join the service club and participate in future Lions projects," Mr Mullaly said.

Some of the things purchased in the past include medical items for health equipment used by Blue Care in assisting patients and clients remotely from their homes as well as a syringe driver for the Gayndah Hospital.

Anyone who wishes to support this Lions initiative can purchase Christmas cakes all year round from Cam and Sue's Butchery on Capper St in Gayndah.

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