Five-minute fundraisers


Nicole Napier and Roma Naismith from North Beach Lions with Craigie IGA’s Dave Allen, Justine Highway and Carly Tournoff. Picture: Martin Kennealey                              d450550
Nicole Napier and Roma Naismith from North Beach Lions with Craigie IGA’s Dave Allen, Justine Highway and Carly Tournoff. Picture: Martin Kennealey d450550

Craigie Fresh IGA employees started a four-week challenge to support the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Challenge on February 29.

“They are going to walk for five minutes a day for a dollar a day,” North Beach Lions Club member Roma Naismith said.

“The idea being that most of them are going to donate $7 a week and $28 overall.

“An incentive is being given them to get sponsors on board for the $7 a week for four weeks and a monetary prize is being given to the biggest fundraiser.”

The Padbury resident said there would also be donation tins at the end of each counter.

The Lions club will channel funds raised to cerebral palsy support associations to supply mobility devices and walkers for children with the physical disability.

Secretary Robert Bates said it empowered children who could not walk unassisted to reach their potential, getting them out of wheelchairs and onto their feet so that they were able to walk, play, explore and socialise.

“This makes them stronger – physically, emotionally and mentally,” he said.