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Angle Vale Lions Column

Angle Vale Lions have set themselves a mammoth goal to raise $20,000!
And they believe they can achieve this with the help of some generous individuals and other community clubs.
Twenty thousand dollars is what it costs to send a container to the Buhera district in Zimbabwe, where one of their members originates.
The contents of that container are to be filled with medical equipment that was left behind from the old RAH hospital.
The project is organised by SA International Hospital Aid and Angle Vale Lions have applied to Rotary for access to the medical equipment, however, they need to raise the money before they are allocated any of the medical equipment, which is being stored at the RAAF base at Edinburgh.
“One of our members returned from Buhera with a DVD of the living and medical conditions,” former president Dot Lewtas said.
“They have absolutely nothing so we’d like to be able to send that container over.”
When they successfully raise the money, they will go to the airbase with a wish list of the items they want to send and they will have to pack the container themselves.
They are also sending a call out to the community for any type of bag or container to help fill out, “all the nooks and crannies of the container, (as) it has to be packed tightly so the contents inside won’t move around”.
“We are looking for school supplies, health and hygiene supplies, personal items and homewares, household items and types of bags and containers to put them in,” Dot said.
In addition to the callout for donations, the Lions are holding their annual Car Boot sale at the Virgara winery oval on Heaslip Road, Angle Vale, Sunday the November 5.
If you are interested in being a seller please contact Dot on 0412 691 721 or 0416 452 925.
Or if you’re just interested in grabbing a bargain for Christmas, head on down between 10am and 2pm and enjoy a BBQ breakfast and sausage sizzle.
Contact 0412 691 721 for further information on what to donate and where to take your donated items.

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