A familiar sight at each Blockhouse Bay village Market Day is a happy bunch of people resplendent in bright yellow vests, chatting to locals whilst dispensing delicious sizzling sausages.
The proceeds from these sales enable Blockhouse Bay-Lynfield Lions to inject life into many charities, youth and health projects.
Despite Covid-19, they have managed to raise over $5000 during the last year or so, for projects such as an annual award for musical excellence at Lynfield College, the Cancer Society, diabetes prevention, Youthline, sending a student on the Spirit of Adventure, several Lions Clubs International Disaster relief appeals and Sight First campaigns, Samoan Measles relief, Young Ambassadors student leadership awards, Blockhouse Bay Community Patrol, and most recently a donation to the Starship Bed Appeal.
A favourite cause is the NZ Lions Clubs Child Mobility Foundation, and the hosting of regular mobility clinics for children with cerebral palsy. With the travel bubble with Australia now open the specialist orthotist and physio were able to fly in last month to assess the children. They then fitted and adjusted the special Hart Walkers that enable the child to stride out, when otherwise they would be confined to a wheelchair.
With some members recently moving out of town, Blockhouse Bay-Lynfield Lions now have vacancies for new members with community at heart.
If your answer is yes, then come along to our sausage sizzle stall next Market Day, last Saturday of the month, in front of the old ASB. Enjoy a meat or vege sausage and chat to us about how you could benefit from becoming part of the world’s largest service organisation.
Alternatively go to www.bhbl-lions.org for more information.