Lions donation a ray of Sunshine
THE Mullumbimby High School special needs unit has moved one step closer to reaching its goal of owning a Sunshine Coast bus thanks to a $4000 donation by the Lions Club.
Club president Ray Sinclair received a warm welcome when he came to present a cheque to principal Ian Graham at the school assembly.
Special needs teacher Karen Gross said the donation had brought the school’s fundraising efforts to the half-way mark.
“Thanks to this incredible donation, the idea of owning our own 22-seater bus is now one step closer to reality,” she said.
Variety Club New South Wales has pledged $35,000 to the cause, while the school raised nearly $19,000 last month with its successful Lisa Hunt “disco extravaganza”.
“The coach will be an incredible asset to the school’s special needs unit,” Karen said.
“This wonderful resource will provide transport to assist students with disabilities to access programs and activities in the local community and beyond.
“It is Mullum High’s intention to make the coach available to other local organisations that support people with disabilities, as well as other students at the high school.
“This will provide much-needed affordable and accessible transport in a community that has very few public transport options.”