NEW HOSPITAL CHAIRS: Dr Rizwan Shah and Peter Strohfeldt at the Gayndah Medical Practice. Picture: Contributed.
NEW HOSPITAL CHAIRS: Dr Rizwan Shah and Peter Strohfeldt at the Gayndah Medical Practice. Picture: Contributed.

Lions’ donation comes just in time for Burnett GP

A DONATION from the local Lions Club is sure to help workers who are on the front line during this ongoing health crisis.

The Gayndah Lions and its district have recently given the Gayndah Medical Practice two electric examination tables, worth nearly $5000.

This joint effort has come just in time for the COVID-19 crisis, with Wide Bay now having 19 confirmed cases.

Gayndah Lions secretary Peter Strohfeldt said the local club was to source half of the grant through their multiple fundraising efforts.

“We were able to apply for a grant through the district’s Christmas cake rebate scheme, along with some other fundraising we’ve done” Mr Strohfeldt said.

“We ask the community to continue to support those initiatives, as it helps us fund projects like this.”

The club has funded several organisations in Gayndah for years, often asking around town to see if anything’s required.

“Over the years we’ve supplied equipment to Blue Care, Gunther Village, and doctors’ surgeries.

“We’ve been lucky enough to find a project each year.”

Just last year they were able to source a $10,500 electric hygiene chair for the Gayndah Hospital using Lions’ funds.

Mr Strohfeldt said that the community should continue to donate their refundable glass and plastic bottles to the cage built by the Lions, and Gayndah Freemasons.