Victorian Blind Cricket Association - New Barbecue & Uniforms
The Lions Club of Boroondara Central, with the help of Bunnings, provided a new 6 burner barbecue to the Victorian Blind Cricket Association (VBCA), which allows them to cater to fund raising events. Over the Christmas/New Year period this year, they conducted an international blind criceket test series, involving many countries from our surrounding region and all Australian States. We donated $2,300 to fund uniforms for the Victorian team. Our members attended some of the matches and our President, Steve Nicholls, attended their luncheon at the beginning of the series. See the attached photo of the Victorian team, who eventually took home the trophy.
BOROONDARA CENTRAL LIONS CLUB SUPPORTS HOUSE & SCHOOL FOR BLIND CHILDREN AT FUAN NABILAN IN THE SAME PROVINCE OF TIMOR LESTE.
For over 30 years our club has supported disadvantaged people in what was formerly East Timor. For many years we paid for medical missions to the area to train local people in the use of audiology equipment, so that they could diagnose hearing loss and determine what hearing aids people needed. The high incidence of maleria resulted in many people becoming hearing impaired. We also collected and sent hearing aids and batteries with the medical mission.
For the past 7 years we have been supporting a house in Fuan Nabilan where blind children live and go to school. We have supplied concrete to make a verandah and wall to allow them to sit outside. The wall keeps the water out during the monsoon season. We've also supplied fly screens, six beds, cupboards and the like, to help make the house more liveable. We always send the money via the Boroondara Council Friends of Same project and the local people supply the goods, which helps them with employment.
This month, we supplied AUD750 to repair a motor bike, which their teacher Yoachim uses to visit remote villages so that he can provide instruction to people who can't get to the Fuan Nabilan house. He also uses it to bring students to school and collect supplies for the house.
Our photo shows some of the children in class on the veranda.