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3 October, 2020

Lionesses awarded for ‘Fidget Blankets’ project

THE Lioness Club of Mareeba recently won the “Fonnie Treslse Premier Project Award” for the second time in recent history for their contribution to the Mareeba Garden Settlement.

By Rhys Thomas

THE Lioness Club of Mareeba recently won the “Fonnie Treslse Premier Project Award” for the second time in recent history for their contribution to the Mareeba Garden Settlement.

The award seeks to recognise the work that Lioness Clubs do for their local communities and what impact that work has.

This is the second time the club has won this award with their first time being in the 2015-16 year for their Pink Ribbon Day.

Before they were disbanded earlier this year they were awarded with the “Fonnie Treslse Premier Project” with the making and distribution of their ‘Fidget Blankets’ to the Mareeba Garden Settlement.

Ex Mareeba Lioness Club President Lyn Dyer was already constructing the blankets for the Garden Settlement before getting the club involved.

“After I had made some of the blankets we decided that we would do it as a project for the club,” she said.

“All up we made about 15 blankets for the patients and we gave them to the garden settlement in December last year.

“You put balls and ribbons and those sorts of things on the blankets and it helps with their motor skills.”

When she found out that the club had won the award for the second time Mrs Dyer was pleased as it meant that their efforts were recognised.

“There are lots of clubs that do bigger projects and we really didn’t think we were going to win,” she said.

“It was just something that we did in the afternoon as a small project."

The blankets were made out of pieces and bits and bobs donated by Lioness club members.


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