Fundraising relief as Windsor Lions Club back on Bunnings barbeques

The members of Lions Club of Windsor will once again be hitting the barbeques at Bunnings McGraths Hill from November, in what will provide great fundraising relief for the charitable organisation.

"It makes an enormous difference to our club financially, we usually get around $700-800 per barbeque," said Ron Coleman, President, Lions Club of Windsor.

Bunnings BBQs are now back on weekends, and the Lions Club of Windsor will be cooking up snags on November 1. Picture: Shutterstock

Bunnings BBQs are now back on weekends, and the Lions Club of Windsor will be cooking up snags on November 1. Picture: Shutterstock

Bunnings' community barbeques had been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have now opened with social distancing in place.

Lions Club of Windsor will be manning the barbeque on Sunday, November 1, and hopes to secure a spot every two months, on a rotating basis with other local community groups on the weekends.

Bunnings is located on Windsor Road in McGraths Hill.

Ms Coleman said the group had been making ends meet during the pandemic by collecting bottle and cans for recycling.

"The old can and bottle recycling that we have been doing has been our only source of income," Mr Coleman said.

If the community wants to help-out the Windsor Lions by saving-up cans and bottles from their households and workplaces and donating them to the group, the members would be appreciative.

"They can donate cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles, and take them to our can recycling cage in the car park at Bligh Park Tavern every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and hand them over to Barry who does our recycling," Mr Coleman said.

The Lions Club of Windsor has helped hundreds of Hawkesbury locals over the years, and has also contributed to Australian and overseas disaster relief.

The club was at risk of closure in 2019 due to lack of members.

The club is still on the lookout for new members. Call Mr Coleman on 0409 033 696.

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