Woolgoolga: Yvie Kearns with her biggest barbeque mascots . Suzie Sausage and Jake the Steak Photo:Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
Woolgoolga: Yvie Kearns with her biggest barbeque mascots . Suzie Sausage and Jake the Steak Photo:Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

BBQ mascots in the name of a good cause

JAKE The Steak and Suzie The Sausage were feeling the heat in the camp kitchen of Sunset Caravan Park this week, all in the name of a good cause.

The two mascots, created by Northern Beaches local Yvie Kearns, are the faces of the Lions Biggest Barbecue which took place at the local caravan park on Wednesday.

Raising funds for childhood cancer research, the event involves all Lions Clubs from across Australia and local organiser Mrs Kearns said the Woolgoolga event had outdone all of her expectations.

"I'd really like to thank the whole community for their tremendous support it's just been fantastic," Mrs Kearns said.

"People have come from all over including the newly formed Coffs Harbour Lionesses and the Australian Lions on Oz, Australia's only mobile Lions Club."

She said they hoped to raise at least $500 from the event.

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF) trustee Jim Ede said every year he is overwhelmed by the efforts Lions members put into their local events.

"I congratulate all the Lions Clubs and their communities for their generous donations and continued support of this worthy initiative," Mr Ede said.

All proceeds raised from the event will be used by the ALCCRF in the fight to improve survival rates which are now at 80%.

Since 1996 Lions Australia has donated more than $4.5 million which has resulted, among other thing, in safer and more effective blood stem cell transplant for leukaemia patients following chemotherapy which can lead to shorter hospitalisation and more rapid recovery.



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