MEDICAL MARVELS: Lions members (from left) Jackie Mitchell, Julie Kunkel and John Kunkel make the donation to Melissa Christos.
MEDICAL MARVELS: Lions members (from left) Jackie Mitchell, Julie Kunkel and John Kunkel make the donation to Melissa Christos. Contributed

Lions share barbecue proceeds with patients

THE Medical Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus has received a $1000 donation after members of Bonville Sawtell Lions Club displayed their culinary skills on the barbecue.

The Lions needed no tail twisting to donate the proceeds of their sausage sizzle to purchase medical equipment and president Julie Kunkel said she couldn't think of a better outcome.

"It was a free barbecue celebrating the Centenary of Lions worldwide,” she said.

"At the same time there were plenty of people who just wanted to donate, regardless.

"The Centenary is important to us and the donations enabled us to consider doing something lasting in our own community to mark such an important international celebration.

"We are proud supporters of our local hospital and the donation is proof positive a humble sausage sizzle can deliver a great outcome for the community.”

Nursing Unit manager Melissa Christos said the Lions Club's gift was greatly appreciated.

"We live and work in a wonderful community made all the more special because of the generosity of organisations such as the Bonville Sawtell Lions Club,” she said.

"Donations such as this help us to better support our patients and for that we are extremely grateful.”



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