Lions ‘bale out’ farming family

The Lions Club movement has long been recognised for “bailing out” people and communities in tough times.

The Lions Club of Bowral has given a whole new meaning to the concept.

The club recently handed over 10 bales of hay to the Lippa family which has been doing it tough on their Highlands land due to drought conditions and a lack of food for livestock.

The generous donation was made possible following a bucket collection carried out in the community by the Lions club members on August 4.

The recipients said they were ecstatic with the helping hand.

Mrs Lippa said the family had already had to put down some cattle due to starvation and it was in the process of taking some more to market as feed was “non-existent”.

The Lions club extends a big thank you to all who donated to the collection and to truck driver Michael from Ingleburn who donated his truck and time to make the much-needed delivery of food for the livestock on the Lippa property.

If you would like to donate to the ‘Need for Feed’ disaster fund go to http://www.needforfeed.org/donate.html 

Donations can also be made at the Dilly Drought Drive through the Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 000 Account number 157928458.

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