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Director of the Yamba preschool management committee Julie Smith presented Yamba Lions Club secretary Peter Hudson with the cheque for $1000 last Thursday, to go towards replacing the merry-go-round and train which were lost after their storage shed was gutted by fire recently. Image: contributed

Preschool gives back to Lions Club

Lynne Mowbray|

The Yamba Preschool Kindergarten Association has shown their appreciation and thanks to the Yamba Lions Club, after their storage shed was gutted by fire recently.

On Thursday last week the preschool donated a cheque for $1000 to the Yamba Lions Club, to go towards replacing their merry-go-round and train, which were destroyed in the fire.

In a letter of appreciation to the Yamba Lions Club, Director of the Yamba preschool management committee Julie Smith said that the staff, parents, children and carers of the preschool were sad to hear of their loss – particularly the merry-go-round and train.

‘Yamba Lions have been bringing those rides to the preschool’s annual Christmas party for the enjoyment of the children, at no cost to the preschool, for as long as anyone can remember – at least 20 years.

‘We would like to offer this cheque as a contribution to your organisation to help you get back on your feet and return to the wonderful work you do,’ she said.

Secretary of the Yamba Lions Club Peter Hudson said the generous donation from a preschool, was the last thing that their club expected.

“We (the Lions Club) are normally the ones who are in the position where we are making the donations and to be on the receiving end of donation, particularly from a preschool, was quite humbling,” Mr Hudson said.

“The donation will go a long way to assist us to rehabilitate the merry-go-round and the little train we had.

“Julie told me that when the students at the preschool heard about the fire destroying the merry-go-round and train, a couple of the children there offered their pocket money to help.

“I thought that was really touching, that they felt like that.

“I was rather surprised and taken aback by that, I guess.

“The preschools donation was acknowledged by the Yamba Lions Club, at the Yamba Bowling Club on Friday night during the raffles (to thank them publically),” he said.

A generous donation of $1000 to the Yamba Lions Club from the Yamba Preschool was acknowledged on Friday night, at the Yamba Bowling Club. Vice President of the preschool committee Jo Harding and secretary of the Yamba Lions Club, Peter Hudson, with Orson who attends preschool. Image: contributed
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