IF YOU come across any Lions at Burleigh there is no need to fear; they are a friendly pack and ready to help.
The Never Alone Friendship Centre, an outreach program of the Burleigh Heads Uniting Church found this out recently when the local Lions Club made a donation.
The Lions Club of Burleigh Heads heard about the Centre and what it is doing to meet the needs of those who are alone or isolated in the community and responded accordingly.
Newly elected Lions Club president, Ross Bussell, visited the group to present a cheque which will go towards purchasing
a set of carpet bowls.
“The volunteers at Never Alone do a wonderful job looking after the guests each week and we are only too happy to ensure
that their efforts are rewarded by contributing toward equipment that can bring a bit of joy to those who need it most, the sometimes forgotten and lonely,” said Mr Bussell.
The Centre opened its doors in September last year and has grown in numbers over recent months.
Rev Colin Batt said it had been one of the congregation’s outreach success stories.
“We have really tapped into an area in the community that has identified the needs of those who are alone and lonely for a
variety of reasons,” he said.
“It is surprising what we can achieve over a cuppa and a chat with our guests and this is an initiative I would encourage other churches to pursue.”
Photo : Lions Club of Burleigh Heads president, Ross Bussell, presents a cheque to Eddie Lindenberg and guests at the Never Alone Friendship Centre. Photo courtesy of Nev Free