23 April, 2021
Mission Beach Lioness Club Fundraising
THANKS to the Lioness Club, Mission Beach now has two new amenities on offer. The first donation was a shower bed that assists users with limited mobility to shower and bathe with the assistance of a carer.
The second donation is a bright red park bench at the Ulysses Link walking track, which is placed as a reminder for local people to take a stand against domestic violence.
Cassowary Coast Regional Councillor Trudy Tschui said that she wanted to extend her heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Mission Beach Lioness Club for their donations. “Swimming at Mission Beach Aquatic Centre is now even more inclusive with the donation of a shower-bed. I hear that the bed has already been in use, which is great news.
“Many people find aquatic activities very beneficial and having the bed on site provides more accessibility, meaning even more people can utilise our facilities and enjoy the benefits that water provides.”
Councillor Tschui, an advocate for raising awareness for victims of domestic violence introduced the Red Bench initiative to Council in 2020.
“The first Red Bench was installed last year by the now disbanded Tully Lioness Club and I’m proud that the Mission Beach Lioness Club have continued with this initiative. It’s an important reminder that we must never assume our own community is immune to this issue.”
Club President Dorothy Rick said the Mission Beach Lioness Club are a very active group who have a lot of fun fundraising and the donation of a shower bed and Red Bench was a way for their group to make a difference in the community.
The Red Rose Foundation launched the Red Bench Project to build a permanent reminder that domestic violence occurs within all of our communities. The presence of a Red Bench in a public location aims to raise public awareness and provide an opportunity for this important issue to remain visible.
Victims of domestic and family violence can seek help via DV Connect by calling the 24 hour helpline on 1800 811 811 or visiting www.dvconnect.org.
For further information about the Red Rose Foundation go to www.redrosefoundation.com.au.