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ELLENBROOK Lions Club (Inc)

District 201W1, Western Australia, Australia

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    Another House in Cambodia by Ellenbrook Lions

    Click below for the story


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Ellenbrook%20Lions%20Donate%20Another%20House%20in%20Cambodia%202014.pdf


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    Join the Lions Club of Ellenbrook

    Find out why


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/JOINUS


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    Surprise for Wife of Missing Man

    This article appeared in the 9th of July edition of the Ellenbrook The Advocate Newspaper



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    Danica’s Despair Turns to Delight!

    At the end of April, early May, the President of the Ellenbrook Lions Club, Ron Freestone, was contacted by Mike Kavanagh from the Family Assistance Foundation to see if the club could provide assistance to Danica Weeks, the wife of Paul, who was on the missing Maylasia Airlines flight MH370 in March.

    Before leaving on his first as a FIFO to Mongolia, Paul had started some renovations to their home in The Vines in Western Australia and Mike asked if Ellenbrook Lions could somehow organize the completion of what Paul had started for Danica and their two young boys.

    Ron immediately contacted Masters in Ellenbrook and sought their assistance.

    The result was that Masters got on board and started doing the odd jobs Paul had started, which involved:

    1. Doing some brick paving
    2. Repairing the reticulation system
    3. Replacing the fly wire on two sliding doors
    4. Finishing the interior painting
    5. Installing skirting boards throughout the house
    6. Steam cleaning the tiles in the bathroom, and various other small jobs

    Before all of the above could be done, Channel 7 in Perth jumped on board on the 12th of June at the suggestion of Danica’s best friend and neighbour Terry-Ann du Plessis.

    The result was Danica was asked to leave the house before Monday, 16th June, and stay at The Vines Resort ‘free of charge’ until a complete home makeover by WA House Rules people, Carol & Russell, had been completed.

    Within two weeks, the ‘entire’ interior of the house was virtually ‘gutted’.

    On Sunday, 29th June, Danica and her two boys were picked up from The Vines Resort in a stretch limosine and returned home to find that the whole house had been totally renovated including all new furniture, appliances, fixtures & fittings, floor coverings, painting, a garden makeover and much, much more!

    Ron attended the above handover and was very appreciative of Danica’s recognition of Lions during the handover and the support of her over the journey so far.

    Finally, it is amazing that one simple request can turn into such a fantastic result which fits with our Motto:
    “Lions – We Serve”





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    A Special Thank You on 24 June 2014


    Thanks to the Ellenbrook Lions Club, my Dad is one happy individual.

    He was so happy by your generous donation and wants me to pass his thanks on.

    Words cannot describe how wonderful yesterday was when he got his electric chair and how thankful I am.

    They say a picture says a thousand words, well this one does.
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    Once again from the bottom of my heart thank you.

    Janet




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    World's Biggest Playgroup Day at Whteman Park 26 March 2014

    Click below to view photos of our Sausage Sizzle


    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/Playgroup WA Sausage Sizzle 26 March 2014.pdf


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    The House Ellenbrook Lions Helped to Build!

    Almost 12 months ago, Ellenbrook Lions were approached by local residents, Keith & Julie Bleach to donate funds to build a house in Cambodia via the Tabitha Foundation.

    When we invited them to come along as guest speakers to one of our Social meetings back then, we could not believe that by donating $1,500 we could actually build an entire house but we decided to do it.

    Since then, Keith & Julie, went over to Cambodia in October and here is their report back to us.

    "Please find attached photos of the house the Ellenbrook Lions donated-with the extremely happy and grateful family from the Chak Chav village.

    The other photo is of the volunteer builders from Perth with all of the recipient families of the village. The team built 16 new homes for the villagers, housing 77 desperately poor, rural Cambodians in safe, weatherproof and vermin proof homes.

    While we were in Cambodia we also attended the grand opening of the Australia Samaki Primary School, for which we raised A$52000 to build.-- another 600 children are now attending school, who weren't able to previously.

    Once again we would like to sincerely thank the 'Ellenbrook Lions' for supporting the house building project."

    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/The%20House%20they%20now%20have.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Lions Responds to Another Little One!

    Jackson (pictured), from Aveley, in Perth, Western Australia, who turned 4 in January 2014, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in June last year.

    He is currently receiving intensive chemo therapy treatment at PMH and is scheduled to do so at least once a week until September 2015.

    Ellenbrook Lions heard about his story and decided to pledge assistance to his family.

    Best wishes Jackson, hang in there and keep giving us those 'high fives'.




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    Ellenbrook Lions Respond to Local Family!

    On hearing Sienna's story, (below) Ellenbrook Lions purchased a state of the art $1,000 Epilepsy Safe Bed which will monitor Sienna's convulsive seizures during the night from under her mattress.

    When these occur an alarm will be set off in her mother's room to awaken her but more importantly to help Yvonne to have a more unrestfull and un worrysome night's sleep.

    Pictured is Ellenbrook Lions Vice President, John Edgecombe, presenting the Safe Bed to Sienna and her mother, Yvonne, today, 22nd February.

    These type of donations cannot occur without the work of our Lions Club members in voluntarily raising funds via various means to return to the Community, but we need your help.

    We need you to join Lions:

    Two More Hands WILL make a Difference! and also help us to help others in our community.

    "My name is Yvonne and I have a 4 (almost 5 year old daughter), Sienna, who has been diagnosed with a severe generalised epilepsy disorder named "Doose Syndrome".

    She has up to 200 different seizures a day, however, the main concern is the night time seizures where she stops breathing during a tonic-clonic seizure, has a status seizure requiring rescue meds and or sedation and is in a high percentage of falling victim to SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) due to the severity of her seizures through the night and also as they come in clusters."





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    Ellenbrook Lions Thanks the Youngsters of the Ellenbrook Ballet Academy

    At Ellenbrook Lions Carols by Candlelight on the 8th of December, the students of the Academy presented two performances to the delight of the audience.

    In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the evening, the Club made a donation which will be used for a little party for them.

    Pictured after the presentation, are the Principal of the Academy, Erin Heartly and Lion Ron Freestone with three of their youngest performers in training.

    Ellenbrook Lions - supporting the young people in our community.




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    Ellenbrook Lions Mint Chairman Receives an "Exceptional Service Award" 6th February 2014

    At our Social meeting on 6th February 2014, Ellenbrook Lions acknowledged Lion John Edgecombe's tremendous contribution and dedication in his nine years as our Lions Mints Committee Chairman by presenting him with a specially created engraved plaque.

    As a a matter of fact through the efforts of he and his team our Club was the highest sellers of Mints in Australia three years in a row - 2009, 2010, & 2011! - as well as runner up several times.

    Bearing in mind, also, that our Club did not seriously commence tracking our Lions Mints project's performance (including stock control) using an "in house purpose built computer system" until 2009, below are some interesting statistics relating to the 5 years - 2009 to 2013 and the work his various team members have done,

    1. Team gross Sales of $107,842 over the 5 years which equates to 215,684 rolls @ 50 cents each

    2.Team Volunteer hours worked over the 5 years - 4,041 hours

    3. Team Volunteer kilometres traveled over the 5 years - 37,776 kms

    Thanks John







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    Tragedy Hit the Perth Hills in Western Australia on 12th January 2014

    This is an extract taken from the latest Newsletter of Frank Alban, MLA and a member of the Ellenbrook Lions Club.




  • All Recent and Earlier News Posts

    Read them all on the Ellenbrook Lions website at:

    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/news


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    Ellenbrooks Very First Xmas Parade/Carnival 21 December 2013


    Last Saturday evening Lion Rob Longmire and I, Lion Ron Freestone were privileged to be the first ever to use all six of Ellenbrook Lions mini train carriages at an event and we did it at the above in downtown Ellenbrook, the fastest growing community in Western Australia.

    Pictured are our passengers getting ready to (board) the train for their journey, the passengers being the younger members of the Ellenbrook Community Youth Performance Group.

    It was a great experience for Rob and I, he driving, and I walking shot gun, with a couple of parents, and giving high fives to the young ones we knew as well as others we did not, many being very young but well and truly knowing what a fiver was!

    We passed the centre stage twice during the parade and got great public relations exposure for Ellenbrook Lions, and Lions in general, from Slim Jim, the compere.

    All up from whoa to go, Rob and I were there for about 3 or 4 hours but well worth the effort in our view given the PR we got!






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    A New Location at The Shops in Ellenbrook December 2014

    Ellenbrook Lions Gift Wrapping/Xmas Cake & Pudding Sales



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    Ellenbrook Lions at The Shops in Ellenbrook December 2014

    Ellenbrook Lions Gift Wrapping/Xmas Cake & Pudding Sales



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    Wow, Record Numbers at our Swap Meet - 17th November 2013


    Today, 17th November, our Club had our most successful Swap Meet ever, as evidenced by the fact we had in excess of 120 Sellers and an estimated 3,000 plus buyers.

    In addition, we held a one day raffle which raised near enough to $460 thanks to Ellenbrook Lions Rob L & Mark H.

    To top that off, we used our new PA System for the first time to announce the winners of the three prize winners and believe it or not most on the oval could hear it.

    As well,thanks to the presence of the Lions Western Australia Hearing Screening Bus, we look like gaining a new member!

    To our mind, the Bus is not out there to just screen peoples hearing but also by being at events like ours today - it most definitely raises Community awareness of our great organisation.

    Finally, thanks to all Ellenbrook Lions who volunteered today, who got up out of their comfy beds around about 4:45am this morning, as well as those who gave up family commitments to make today a resounding success - sleep well tonight, guys & girls!

    More photos below
    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/lions swap meet - 17th november 2013.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Lions Receives a Donation from Swan Valley Tax & Accounting


    This year Swan Valley Tax & Accounting, in Ellenbrook, decided to create a program where they would give back to the Community by asking all customers having their Tax Returns completed by them up to 31st October to nominate their preferred of 3 not for profit organisations to receive $1.00.

    Ellenbrook Lions was selected as one of the three and this morning, 12th November, President Ron gratefully accepted a cheque from Swan Valley Tax, Principal, Craig Anderson for $626.00

    The other two not for profits will be receiving their cheques tomorrow, Woodlake Playgroup, $448.00 and Upper Swan Primary School P&C, $426.00 - total donation $1,500.00

    Thank you Craig from Ellenbrook Lions



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    Remembrance Day in Ellenbrook on 11 November 2013


    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1919, peace was declared to end World War 1.

    In other countries, it is known as Armistice Day but in Australia it is Remembrance Day.

    This year, Ellenbrook Lions were honoured to be requested by the Ellenbrook Returned Services League to lay a wreath at their 4th annual ceremony.

    Pictured are Lions John Edgecombe, Neil Rodgers and John Pritchard at the ceremony, the wreath on the right in the front row is our Clubs.

    For more photos at the ceremony, click the link below


    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/remembrance day 11th november 2013.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Local Lindsay Richmond Has Rode to Conquer Cancer Again


    Just thought I would let Ellenbrook Lions know that the 2013 Western Australian ride is done and dusted with an amazing 5.2 million dollars being raised between just over thirteen hundred riders
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    It was a tough ride on day one with the majority of the 114km being in horrible weather with strong head winds and rain.

    Please pass on my thanks to those involved in my support from the Ellenbrook Lions again this year as you helped me to personally raise $5700.

    I have ridden in a team of four or five over the last two years, most of them family members, and in that two years we have managed to raise $40,292 between us.

    There is a rumour going around I may do it again next year!!!!









District news

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    Join a Lions Club in Western Australia

    Find out why


    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/joinnow


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    Lions Save Sight Football Tipping Results Round 21, 2014

    Hello Tipsters

    A season defining round for a number of teams and possibly for a number of tipsters.

    It is almost done and dusted for first place with Pat Gable increasing the lead by 3. It is anyone’s race for 2nd and 3rd with Floreat, Ambrose and Allan sharing 2nd spot on 125 points, just 1 point ahead of Toni and Lily on 124.

    I guess the exciting bit for everybody else is that the jackpot has now hit a whopping $180.00 next weekend. That’s better than 3rd spot and almost as good as 2nd. So EVERYONE is still in the running to win BIG this year.

    Good Luck to all.

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/2014%20LADDERR21.pdf


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    Australia New Zealand Pacific Forum Newsletter

    Click below to view
    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/ANZI%20Forum%20August%202014%20Newsletter.pdf


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    District Governor 201w1's Newsletter August 2014

    Click below to view
    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/August%20District%20Newsletter%201.pdf


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    ALCCRF August Newsletter

    Click below to view
    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/ALCCRF%20August%202014%20Newsletter.pdf


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    Lions District 201W2's August Newsletter

    Have a look at our sister Districts' August Newsletter


    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/W2%20Aug%202014%20DN%20x6%20LRC.pdf


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    Danica’s Despair Turns to Delight!

    At the end of April, early May, the President of the Ellenbrook Lions Club, Ron Freestone, was contacted by Mike Kavanagh from the Family Assistance Foundation to see if the club could provide assistance to Danica Weeks, the wife of Paul, who was on the missing Maylasia Airlines flight MH370 in March.

    Before leaving on his first as a FIFO to Mongolia, Paul had started some renovations to their home in The Vines in Western Australia and Mike asked if Ellenbrook Lions could somehow organize the completion of what Paul had started for Danica and their two young boys.

    Ron immediately contacted Masters in Ellenbrook and sought their assistance.

    The result was that Masters got on board and started doing the odd jobs Paul had started, which involved:

    1. Doing some brick paving
    2. Repairing the reticulation system
    3. Replacing the fly wire on two sliding doors
    4. Finishing the interior painting
    5. Installing skirting boards throughout the house
    6. Steam cleaning the tiles in the bathroom, and various other small jobs

    Before all of the above could be done, Channel 7 in Perth jumped on board on the 12th of June at the suggestion of Danica’s best friend and neighbour Terry-Ann du Plessis.

    The result was Danica was asked to leave the house before Monday, 16th June, and stay at The Vines Resort ‘free of charge’ until a complete home makeover by WA House Rules people, Carol & Russell, had been completed.

    Within two weeks, the ‘entire’ interior of the house was virtually ‘gutted’.

    On Sunday, 29th June, Danica and her two boys were picked up from The Vines Resort in a stretch limosine and returned home to find that the whole house had been totally renovated including all new furniture, appliances, fixtures & fittings, floor coverings, painting, a garden makeover and much, much more!

    Ron attended the above handover and was very appreciative of Danica’s recognition of Lions during the handover and the support of her over the journey so far.

    Finally, it is amazing that one simple request can turn into such a fantastic result which fits with our Motto:

    “Lions – We Serve”



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    Albany Lions Club Spearheads the "Hope in the Boat" Project for Diabetes Research

    THREE West Australians are hoping to raise $1 million for diabetes research during a motorcycle, boat and trailer adventure around Australia – and a Midland business has thrown its weight behind the Guinness World Record attempt.

    Steve’s Motorcycles is providing repairs, maintenance, support and advice for Albany residents Glen and Marina Hurst and Guy Cook as they drive two motorcycles more than 21,000 kilometres while towing a boat and trailer to attract vital funds and awareness for Diabetes Research WA.

    Guy will tow the aluminium dinghy on a folding trailer and Glen will tow a trailer. Both will be using webcams on their bikes to record the journey.

    The Elgee Rd business run by Steve Riley is also playing host to a sausage sizzle fundraiser being organised by the Stratton Lions Club from 9am on Friday July 11 – just before National Diabetes Week kicks off on July 13.

    Diabetes Research WA executive director Sherl Westlund said she was grateful to Steve’s for supporting the Hope in a Boat project.

    "Since the Lions Club of Albany announced it was spearheading this project, making it possible for Glen, Guy and Marina to undertake this epic ride, the support has come from far and wide as all too many people are aware of the global avalanche of diabetes,” she said.

    "We’re very excited about the prospect of being able to plough significant new funds into the potentially life-changing medical research studies WA’s world-leading scientists are doing into both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    "Even though type 2 diabetes has already reached epidemic proportions, the current generation of adults can still change the future for their children and grandchildren.”

    An estimated 1.8 million Australians are currently living with diabetes and it’s predicted that number will rise to 3.3 million by 2031. Every six seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from diabetes-related complications.

    Fundraisers Glen, Guy and Marina will leave Albany on July 6 on and they will be on-hand at the July 11 sausage sizzle to chat with locals.

    The trio will visit more than 240 Lions Clubs on their 80-day adventure.

    Diabetes Research WA, based at Royal Perth Hospital, is the State’s longest running diabetes research funding group, and has now raised and distributed more than $4.6 million for this work.



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    Lions at the Aussie Walk for Kids 6 April 2014

    Lion Tess Leedham driving the Ellenbrook Lions Train full of a bunch of Lions kids with a 'real' kid as a 'ring in'

    Click below for more photos

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/Aussie%20Walk%20for%20Kids%206%20April%202014.pdf


  • April Edition of the West Lion

    Click the link below to see it


    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/West%20Lion%20April%202014.pdf


  • Good Onya Albany Lions Club in Western Australia





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    Lions - We Care, We Give, We Serve, We Need You!

    The Lions Clubs in Western Australia (Districts 201w1 & 201w2) have collaborated to promote Lions by organising an Electronic Billboard in the Perth Underground Train Station as well as on the back of two CAT buses which travel around the CBD in Perth.

    We need You and "your" Two Hands to continue the great work Lions do in the Community, here, and around the world. If you have a few hours to spare each week, please join a Lions Club in your area, you will find it rewarding and sometimes it will bring a 'tear or two to your eyes".

    Pictured is DG Colin Heap of District 201W1 with one of the Cat buses

    Go to our Facebook page, like it, and spread the word!


    More details: https://www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia


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    Ellenbrook Lions Respond to Local Family!

    On hearing Sienna's story, (below) Ellenbrook Lions purchased a state of the art $1,000 Epilepsy Safe Bed which will monitor Sienna's convulsive seizures during the night from under her mattress.

    When these occur an alarm will be set off in her mother's room to awaken her but more importantly to help Yvonne to have a more unrestfull and un worrysome night's sleep.

    Pictured is Ellenbrook Lions Vice President, John Edgecombe, presenting the Safe Bed to Sienna and her mother, Yvonne, today, 22nd February.

    These type of donations cannot occur without the work of our Lions Club members in voluntarily raising funds via various means to return to the Community, but we need your help.

    We need you to join Lions:

    Two More Hands WILL make a Difference! and also help us to help others in our community.

    "My name is Yvonne and I have a 4 (almost 5 year old daughter), Sienna, who has been diagnosed with a severe generalised epilepsy disorder named "Doose Syndrome".

    She has up to 200 different seizures a day, however, the main concern is the night time seizures where she stops breathing during a tonic-clonic seizure, has a status seizure requiring rescue meds and or sedation and is in a high percentage of falling victim to SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) due to the severity of her seizures through the night and also as they come in clusters."



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    Lions International Peace Poster Quest 2014


    This year’s Peace Poster winner has been unveiled during Lions at the United Nations, picture attached, and it is now time to start this year’s quest

    You can view previous year winners by clicking the link below and marvel at the quality.


    More details: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/youth-programs/peace-poster-contest/peace-poster-contest-grand-prize-winners.php


  • All Latest & Earlier News Posts


    Read them all on the Lions District 201W1 website at:


    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/news


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    Tragedy Hit the Perth Hills in Western Australia on 12th January 2014

    This is an extract taken from the latest Newsletter of Frank Alban, MLA and a member of the Ellenbrook Lions Club.



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    Tireless Volunteer Honoured on Australia Day 2014

    KOONDOOLA volunteer Sue McDonald is this year’s City of Wanneroo Australia Day Award recipient.

    The mother-of-three – who commits five days a week to volunteering – was nominated for her work with Assistance Dogs Australia and the Ballajura Lions Club as vice- president.

    Volunteering from the age of 14, Mrs McDonald said she had been involved with many other charities including the WA Lions Drug Education and McCusker Alzheimer’s Research foundations.

    “There are people out there a lot less fortunate than us; if I can give my time and make someone have a better life then my job is done,” Mrs McDonald said.

    Her husband, sons and their partners all attended the ceremony on Sunday.

    “As soon as she (Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts) started to read the page I knew before my name was announced, I was shaking and I was crying of course.”

    “I’m a person who likes to talk and I have to tell you, I was speechless, my kids treasured the moment.

    “My eldest boy put it straight on Facebook how proud he was of mum … I’ve been blown away with lovely comments on Facebook, it’s the appreciation for what you do that makes it all worth while.”.





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    Maylands Lions Weekly Hawker Market







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