Bradford Lions raise funds for the community

The Bradford Lions held another fundraiser over the weekend with proceeds going to the community

The Bradford Lions Club held an e-waste collection on Saturday, with all proceeds from the recycled materials going back into the community.

“The driving went well for our first attempt,” club chairman James Slykhuis said.

A final total has yet to be determined based on the weight of items collected, but all proceeds will go to the community.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas around the world.

The Bradford Lions Club has contributed to many community projects including the construction of Lions Park, Bradford & District Community Centre, Bob Fallis Arena and Joe Magani Park.

Money raised through their fundraising initiatives serves the community and various causes including minor sports, school scholarships and awards, public speaking contests, local food bank, scouts and guides, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Lions International Dog Guides, BWG Santa Claus Parade, Southlake Regional Health Center and community recreation activities.

Slykhuis says there are no immediate plans to hold another e-waste collection, but it could become an annual event.

The Bradford Lions are currently selling tickets for their online progressive lottery, Catch the Ace, with weekly draws to win the progressive jackpot.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at www.catchtheacebradford.ca

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