National Bookshop Day August 2013, In Support of Literacy
The Children’s Bookshop – established in Beecroft in1971 by mother and daughter residents – Beryl Moncrieff Matthews and Robin Moncrieff Morrow, is the oldest specialist children’s bookshop in NSW. Since 2005 it has been owned and operated by Paul Macdonald, who is a great supporter of the community and of our Lions club.
Each year Paul has a fun raiser to support Community Groups, this year our club provided a BBQ. Over 100 people booked into events, ten authors and illustrators, face painting, sausage sizzle and a record breaking writing effort (36 continuous hours) by John Larkin.
A great day.
Thanks again to the community of Beecroft and beyond.
Fundraising For Children’s Hospital Westmead
Thank you for joining our Trivia on Night Fri 10th May 2013 – all proceeds went to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic – Children’s Hospital Westmead.
On behalf of the Loins Club of Beecroft Cheltenham, we would like to thank all those who attended our Trivia Night.
The event held at the Pennant Hills Bowling club attracted plenty of enthusiastic attendes who came together to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Fundraising For Bushfire Relief
We thank the people of our community who have donated to our collections for fire disaster affected communities. $2,159 was sent to the fire affected areas in Tasmania and other states across Australia.
Your donations, together with funds collected by other Lions Clubs, and support from the Australian Lions Foundation, have helped the communities suffering from major fire damage. Thank you for helping others in need!
Fundraising Project – Dialysis Machine For Hornsby Hospital
Our club has coordinated fundraising for a much needed item of medical equipment for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. The item is a Prismaflex which provides continuous renal replacement therapy for patients in the ICU and simply performs the function of the human kidney externally to the body.
This process is used for patients with chronic or acute renal failure, for rapid removal of septic mediators or drugs and for correction of electrolyte and acid/base disturbances.
Below is a photo of the Prismalfex with Wanda McDermott one of the Hospital’s ICU registered nurses.
With a vale of $62,500, we thank our community for helping us raise the funds toward this project. We have also received significant support from the Australian Lions Foundation and the Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation for which we are most gratefull.
General Manager of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service has asked that we please convey his sincere appreciation to the Lions Club for their choice of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in which to conduct the appeal to raise funds towards this project.
Beecroft In Bloom and Lions Art Exhibition 2011
We hope you enjoyed the Lions Club of Beecroft-Cheltenham’s Beecroft In Bloom Festival held on 9th and 10th Sep 2011. The Lions Art Exhibition, bands, market stalls, fairy garden, scalextric cars, jumping castle, animal farm, and other children’s activities took place.
The business houses of Beecroft joined in the spirit of the Festival by sponsoring the day and also contributing to the market day feel and atmosphere.
National Bookshop Day – Fundraising for Indigenous Reading Project!
Beecroft Cheltenham Lions Club had a successful BBQ at the Children’s Bookshop to raise funds for the Indigenous Reading Project on National Bookshop Day 20 Aug 2011.
Accessible Facilities Now Open!
After some hardwork fundraising and with the assistance of the New South Wales Government, The Lions Club of Beecroft Cheltenham was proud to be able to complete the first Accessible Facilities for people at Beecroft Village. The new facilities are accessible to people who may be frail, aged or with a disability that may mean they move with aids such as wheelchairs, motorised scooters or walking aids and includes a baby change table for parents with young children.
Our thanks go to the people and businesses who helped support our fundraising program and the NSW Government who also assisted with a grant to help complete the construction of the new facility.
We also express our appreciation to The Hon Greg Smith SC MP Attorney General, Minister for Justice and Member for Epping, who officially opened the facilities on 28 May 2011.
Fundraising for Disaster Relief
Beecroft-Cheltenham Lions Club was also very active during 2010-11 raising funds for other worthwhile projects. Earlier this year we were collecting money from the public for the Australian Flood Disasters, collecting at Beecroft Village Centre, Beecroft Station and Pennant Hills Station.
The proceeds from our Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Thornleigh on Saturday 12 February exceeded $800 which will also go to the Flood Disaster.
The Lions Club of Beecroft-Cheltenham would like to thank the local community for its generous support for this collection.
One hundred percent of the funds collected went to the Australian Lions Foundation to reach flood victims. No administration costs are taken out of money collected by Lions Clubs.
There will be opportunities for ‘hard work’ as we, hopefully, will secure more dates for Bunnings BBQs and other fundraising and service projects which will quietly continue such as Lions Mints, collecting used eye spectacles for sending to underdeveloped countries overseas, collecting used postage stamps for Parkinson’s NSW to raise much needed funds and also our regular visits to Chesalon Nursing Home for their monthly BBQs, trivia quizzes and more.
Lions Club of Beecroft-Cheltenham Inc ABN 32 154 330 089 raises funds through events, functions and sale of Christmas cakes etc and holds a Charitable Fundraising Authority number 18014. Beecroft In Bloom is a NSW registered Business Name BN98580886 registered by the Lions Club of Beecroft Cheltenham ABN: 32 154 330 089
Our club also accepts donations. However our club does not seek direct donations for which the donor seeks a tax deduction. Those donations are to our affiliated bodies Lions Australia ABN 63 592 786 032 or Australian Lions Foundation ABN 66 029 809 115 both of which are deductible gift recipients. Our club may also act as an agent to collect funds for appeals undertaken by Lions Australia or the Australian Lions Foundation.
Plus, members devoted many happy hours to:
- Preparation for and running of Beecroft in Bloom and Beecroft Lions Art Exhibition
- Contributing to and enjoying ourselves at our two Trivia Nights (November and May)
- Selling Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings
- Helping with Santa’s Mail box
- Organising Santa’s visits to Beecroft and taking photos of Santa and the children to be emailed to parents
- Assisting the Children to make decorations and gifts at the Christmas Children’s Craft Table
- Assisting each month at Chesalon Nursing Home with bus trips, bbq’s and trivia functions for residents
- Several days raising funds by barbecuing at Bunnings Warehouse
- Supporting our Youth of the Year contestant through several levels of the Quest
- Presentation of Community Service Awards to local High Schools
- Collecting used postage stamps to assist Parkinson’s NSW with their project to “Stamp Out Parkinson’s”
- Collecting and re-cycling used spectacles
- Members attended International, National and District Conventions
- Members served on N5 District Cabinet and the Lions Cord Blood & Childhood Cancer Research Appeal Committee