Lions Club foundation supporting locals

Proving that you have to be in to win it, the Crookwell Lions Club recently sold the winning raffle ticket for a Hyundai Accent valued at $16,000.

Norm Fountain and happy customer Lawrence Kurdy.

Norm Fountain and happy customer Lawrence Kurdy.

The project raises money for the NSW/ACT Save Sight and Public Health Care Foundation.

Over the past four years, the state-wide project has contributed some $35,000 towards hospital and medical equipment for people living in the area, zone chairman Norm Fountain said. 

This included equipment to aid daily tasks for people, up to a $17,000 motorised trolley to safely transport patients of Goulburn Base Hospital between the ward and a helicopter.

The foundation also aided the research and treatment of eye diseases at the Sydney Eye Hospital, he said.

Cornea transplants are one of the ground-breaking procedures carried out at the Lions Eye Bank section of the hospital. Surgery wait-times have decreased. 

The community challenge will finish by August, and recipe books with 180 recipes will be sold, by members and in businesses, until the stock is used up, or by the end of July.

  • Members will sell $1 raffle tickets on Friday in Crookwell.