Service clubs support rescue chopper despite cancellation of Christmas carnival

Lions' Lisa Dalton feels it's important to keep that volunteering muscle well-toned.

Lions' Lisa Dalton feels it's important to keep that volunteering muscle well-toned.

Tenterfield Lions president Lisa Dalton said the cancellation of this year's Christmas Fair in Jubilee Park is a disappointment but necessary, given the uncertainly of what COVID restrictions may apply on the day.

To continue the annual support for the Westpac Helicopter support group, however, Lions and Rotary are jointly running a Christmas hamper raffle. DTB Fabrications and Tenterfield Hardware and Gifts are supporting the cause with the donation of two garden trolleys. Each will be filled to overflowing with around $375 worth of Christmas cheer.

It's a shame we can't go ahead with the carnival.

Lisa Dalton

Raffle tickets are available at the Rescue Helicopter Op Shop, and Lions and Rotary volunteers will be manning the barbecue outside Coles and selling tickets this Saturday and again on December 5.

Rescue Helicopter support group members will also be selling tickets in front of Bruxner Park next Thursday, November 26.

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The raffle will be drawn around 2pm in front of Coles on December 5, so if the winners are on-the-spot they can wheel their prize home, or it will be delivered.

"It's a shame we can't go ahead with the carnival as it's a great community get-together," Ms Dalton said.

She's also keen that club members maintain that volunteering habit, meeting up at the club's shed at Rugby League Park recently.

Ms Dalton said the exercise served not only to tidy up the storage facility and catering van but also to reconnect with each other.