Raising money for childhood cancer

The Collie Lions Club, together with the Collie Leos Club, raised about $4000 for childhood cancer research at their annual barbecue and wood raffle. Photos: Supplied
The Collie Lions Club, together with the Collie Leos Club, raised about $4000 for childhood cancer research at their annual barbecue and wood raffle. Photos: Supplied

The Collie Lions Club, together with the Collie Leos Club, raised about $4000 for childhood cancer research at their annual barbecue and wood raffle.

On Saturday, April 6, the clubs sold wood raffle tickets, held a barbecue, with Leo members all dressed up in costumes who painted children's faces and handed out lollie bags and balloons.

The Paul Jane performed on the day, and Captain Sparrow and the Ranger were there too.

Collie Lions Club treasurer Helga Henke said it was all for a good cause.

"Our funds come from our communities and we thank the Collie community for their generous support," she said.

"A big thank you to our sponsors: Pine Hauliers, Coates Hire Service, Paul Jane, Captain Sparrow and the Ranger, Henderson Hardware, the Collie Community Radio and Collie Community Facebook Page, and the Shire of Collie."

Lions work in partnership with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, which funds research to identify genetics associated with cancer.