STORIES of how the Lions Club have helped many people were shared during a 100th birthday celebration last Thursday.
The Hills Council hosted Zone 10 Lions Clubs to say thanks for the incredible work they do to support people in the community.
Mayor Yvonne Keane and her son Asher shared their personal appreciation of the work of a local Lions Club.
“Our very own awe-inspiring Lions Clubs have served our region with lion-like courage for over 50 years, raising more than $2.8 million for worthy causes and giving hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to improving the wellbeing of Hills residents,” Cr Keane said.
“Indeed, the Lions were one of the first groups to provide seed funding that helped to establish Hear the Children in The Hills – an essential program that helps deaf children to speak like you and I.
“Because of clubs like Lions, my own son's impairment - like many of the kids from Hear the Children - will never be a handicap to him in his life.”
Asher, 8, told members their support had changed his life.
Diane Robinson thanked the Crestwood Lions for always supporting her son, Nicholas, who has cerebral palsy and autism.
“When I approached the Lions, they didn’t hesitate to help,” she said.
The club helped purchase wheelchairs and an app that helps him communicate.
“Nicholas has progressed from single words to sentences,” Ms Robinson said.