Tweed digs deep for flood appeal
MORE than 88 kilograms of sausages were devoured over the weekend to raise money for flood victims.
The Tweed Shire Council and the Lions Clubs of Tweed raised more than $6000 at six different barbecues around Tweed last weekend.
The Mayor of Tweed Shire, Councillor Kevin Skinner said it was incredibly heartening to see the Tweed community rally behind the cause.
“Lions Club members and council staff who volunteered their time to stage the barbecues were kept busy throughout the two days,” Cr Skinner said.
“Many passers-by were quick to open their wallets or purses and there were a lot of people who made a special trip to attend one of the barbecues.”
Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Lions Club president Terry Williams said joggers, cyclists and families enjoyed the nice weather and sausages during the event.
“It was a beautiful day and it was well worth doing,” Mr Williams said.
In total, the Terranora Lions Club and the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Lions Club raised $1100 for the flood victims.
“One gentleman came along and gave us a $100 donation,” Mr Williams said.
“Australians are remarkably generous.”
The Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Lions Club will host another sausage sizzle with a flood donation tin outside Bunnings at Tweed Heads South next Sunday.