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Castle Hill Lions are involved in many CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS as follows:

RATTLE 'n' HUM Car show

This special car show held on the last Sunday of June, at the Castle Hill RSL car park included displays of Camaro Firebird, Mustangs, Holden GTR & XU-1, Holden Monaro & Ford GTO cars (330 cars in all). 

Run by the RSL to raise money for local school for children with disabilities.

Castle Hill Lions helped with the serving of the sausage sizzle, manning the bucket collections and selling raffle tickets on behalf of the RSL.   The proceeds, totalling approx $9,000 per year has gone to the Tallowood Special School.   We have been involved with this project over the last 10 years where a total of $88,627.95 has been raised.  For more information on Tallowood School click here

All ages enjoying the quality cars at the RATTLE 'n' HUM car show 2009

Wrap with Love

WRAP WITH LOVE volunteers create rugs & quilts and send them to people in need in Australia and around the world. Since 2005, Castle Hill Lions Club members with a small band of enthusiastic supporters have knitted  7672 squares resulting in 274 wraps. 

Plaques of Appreciation have been awarded to Myra Bentley and Gwen Stacker for completing around 2000 squares each. (more than 70 wraps each). Thank you also to Sheila Hemming (1223 squares), Judy Cash, Kay williams, Robyn Green and sister Jule, Marilyn Coventry, Marianne Tonge, Diane Hobden, Devika Pather and Evans High School for their contributions of squares and/or sewing up.  

If you wish to contribute, Lions will supply the wool. For further information on this project you can contact Cheryl Landon-Jones on 9680 1317 or 0433445339. Click here for information on Wrap With Love. 

Collection of Recycled Glasses

The Lions Club of Castle Hill began participating in the RECYCLED EYE GLASSES PROJECT in 2006.  Now most Optometrists in Castle Hill collect recycled glasses on our behalf which are picked up by our Lions member Susie on a regular basis and sent to the Lions Eye Glass Centre in Redcliff QLD.  There they are sorted, mended and graded to be sent mainly to third world countries. 

Our Lions Club has collected  15,462  pairs of recycled eye  glasses to date  We would like to thank our contributors OPSM, Ralph Clarke, Sight Centre Mall. Spec Savers, Vision Central,  Betta Vision, Eye Site, Clifford Chong , Michelle Rumley and Rotary as well as our Probus and Lions members, families and friends.  If you have any eye glasses for recycling or know of any optometrists that would like to collect recycled glasses for us, please contact Sisie Twigg .

Youth of the Year

The Youth of the Year Quest is designed to encourage students interest in leadership and the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in the community.  The quest seeks a high level of academic, leadership, sporting, public speaking, and citizenship achievements in its potential winners.  Castle Hill Lions Club takes an active role in the initial promotion in schools & local communities and judging at a club, zone and State level. 

Again in 2019, Castle Hill Lions  will conduct the local event between Castle Hill High, Oakhill College and Gilroy High Schools, in early Feb and then the YOTH Area event.  If you would like to hear our 'Leaders of the Future' speak contact our Club (see contact us page).

 

Planet Ark

Each year  in July, Castle Hill Lions provides a luncheon sausage sizzle at  various  local locations where Planet Ark tree planting takes place.  As well as providing the BBQs, some of us participated in the actual planting of the trees and found it a very worthwhile Project. If you would like to join us contact Terry  or for more information on Planet Ark click here 

Used Stamps

Castle Hill Lions also collects used stamps. We have social working bees to cut them off the envelopes. They are collected from many Lions Clubs and sold in bulk at the Stamp Auction in Sydney. Funds raised go to the Lions Children's Mobility Foundation that supplies Hart walkers to children with cerebal palsy. If you have some used stamps contact is Jude McKinlay 040 945 0979

Schools Community Service Awards

Each year Castle Hill Lions Club gives a Community Service Award to all TEN schools in the Castle Hill area. A represenative from our Lions Club attends each of the Presentation Evenings to present the award. We are able to recognise and encourage the contributions made by our young people to the community and build a positive relationship between schools and Lions.

Endeavour Industries

Endeavour industries provides employment for people with disabilities.   Each year we provide a Christmas BBQ for Endeavour Industries and help out at other BBQ's throughout the year.  We have also provided funding for the refurbishment of their first aid room as one of our past projects.

Foodbank

Foodbank collects left over food from retail outlets and redistributes it to needy people through Charity organisations. Castle Hill Lions has helped out with putting goods on the shelves and packing orders.

Bunnings BBQ's

Fundraising is always a major part of any service club activities and Lions Club of Castle Hill are proud to be associated with Bunnings in weekend BBQs.  Our sausage sizzles at Castle Hill Bunnings have been very successful bringing in good profits that we can put back into the community.  Lions Australia would like to thank Bunnings for their support provided to all service organisations across Australia.

 

Chocolate Wheel

On the 2nd Saturday of the month, Castle Hill Lions run a chocolate wheel at the Farmers' Markets , Castle Hill Showground from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. We buy fresh produce from the local growers for our prizes and we would like to thank them for their generosity. We would also like to thank the community for continuously supporting this fundraising activity.

Christmas Raffle

Our Annual Xmas raffle runs over a six week period at various shopping centres in our area. We thank Garry for his great organisational skills and many hours manning the venues  and Tom McQuillan for donating prizes and of course all of our ticket sellers.   The funds will go to The Westmead Children's Hospital for Cancer Research. Many thanks to our local shopping centres for their support.   in 2017 the club raised approx $5380 in the Xmas raffle.

Christmas Cakes

It's getting close to that time of year again! We will be selling Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings at $13 each and Mini Christmas cakes for $2.  Donations are made to Meals on Wheels each year. If you would like to purchase any cakes, puddings or mini cakes they will be available at various shopping centres in the district or  you can contact any of our members (see contact us on this website).  In 2017 the club raised approx $2257 in the sales of Xmas cakes & puddings.

Lions Mints

Through the support of several commerical and club outlets, like the RSL Club, the local Police Station, plus Westpac & ANZ banks, the Lions Club Mints profit enables us to donate approx $800 per year to the disadvantaged in our community.  We do thank the generous owners of these outlets for assisting Castle Hill Lions as these retail outlets make no income from the sale.  We also thank Carole Rathgeber for her  dedication to the Lions Mints Project over many years.

Theatre Nights

Each year Castle Hill Lions holds 2-3  Fundraising Theatre nights. They are put on by the Castle Hill Players at the Pavilion Theatre in the Castle Hill Showground. The cost of the Theatre Night is now $25.00 per head and the contact is Margo 042 882 8889

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