Clarence Valley Independent

Lions support firies climb

Main: L-R President of the Maclean Lions Club Alan Cunningham presents a cheque to two of the three Maclean firefighters who will be taking part in the Sydney Tower climb to raise money and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, in October.

Lynne Mowbray |

The Maclean Lions Club have handed over a cheque for $300 to the Maclean FRNSW fire fighters, who are taking part in this year’s Sydney Tower climb in October, to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

President of the Maclean Lions Club Alan Cunningham said that the club was happy to support the firies, with their donation of $100 for each member taking part in the climb.

“The Lions Club of Maclean is a long time supporter of Fire + Rescue NSW as well as other emergency services in town,” Mr Cunningham said.

“When we read in the paper about what they (the firies) were doing, we decided to come on board and give them a donation,” he said.

Maclean Fire + Rescue firefighter Andrew Tom said that he was grateful for the support of the Lions Club.

“We’d like to thank the Lions Club of Maclean for their generous donation and for their support throughout the year,” Mr Tom said


Maclean firefighters Boyd Moore and Andrew Tom have been in training for the Sydney Tower climb in full fire fighting gear, since March. The firefighters train each week at the Maclean Showground, by running up the exact number of stairs (1504) that they will run up, during the event at the Sydney Tower in October. Images: Lynne Mowbray.

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