Turban Project - Busy June
June has been a very exciting month for our Turban projects with overwhelming support from locals and those not so local.
Visyboard in Albury has come on board suppling us with custom made cartons. This enables us to dispatch our items consistently all over Australia, via our wonderful sponsors Fastway Couriers who carry our precious cargo free of charge.
Alistair McLellan from The Eva May Foundation in Mulwala visited our Tuesday Working Bee at the Lions Club Rooms at the Showgrounds on Tuesday. After following their generous donation last year Alistair thought he would pop in and see how it all worked. To top off his visit Alistair presented another cheque for $500 to Turban Mum Lion Debbie.
After answering a local advertisement and purchasing fabric the Project was overwhelmed when Graham from Heathcote turned up at the Turbanery with a ute loaded with rolls of stretch interlock, in various colours. Even an old school friend turned up with goodies as well as Barbara who returned with more gifts after donating fabric and a sewing machine two years ago.
We are constantly overwhelmed by the letters of thanks, support that we receive and new volunteers joining the project. To date we have made and distributed 19,000 turbans to 8 countries and numbers are increasing every week.
Thankyou to everyone but especially to the wonderful turban angels who meet week after week to make this whole project possible.
Turban Mum Lion Deb
Beechworth Head Shave 2
This weekend the Yarrawonga Lions Club Turban Angels took to the road at the invitation of the Beechworth Lions club to raise funds for the "Made with Love "Turban Project. Project Mum, Debbie Van Corler, and 10 of her angels, loaded with free turbans and promotional material left Yarrawonga on Friday and drove to Beechworth to promote their project and attend a "Shave for the Project " event.
Two members of the Beechworth Lions Club, Josie Cornish and Chris Brine had volunteered to have their heads shaved, which was carried out by Hairdressers Lucy Tozer and Kristie Bright, with proceeds being donated to the "Turban Project". The shave highlighted the enormity of the project with the 6,000th turban being placed on Josie's freshly-shaven head.
Beechworth Head Shave 1
Beechworth Lions spent weeks preparing for this event, not only for the shave for a cure but also in the way of donations to look after the well deserved Turban Angels. Heidi Freeman donated accommodation at "The Lakeside Chalet" a value of $1,500, Sophie Dowdy donated an $800 food and beverage package from the "Empire Hotel", there were 3 hampers made to be raffled along with Ghost tours for everyone, and so it goes on. On the day there was a cake stall and a sausage sizzle in the main street, where the very public shave took place. Everyone wanted to help this amazing cause. In total over $6,000 was collected and donated. The community of Beechworth really got behind this event and they should be very proud of their community spirit.
Proceeds from this event will be put to good use with the aim of purchasing overlockers and sewing machines and overlockers for all the angels as at present some of the ladies are still bring their machines from home to the weekly sewing bee held at the Yarrawonga Lions Clubrooms.
The Yarrawonga Club is extremely proud of their "Made with Love "Turban Project and all that the girls have achieved in their 18 months.
Award and Donation received on the same day
A Celebration was held at our newly renovated Clubrooms in the Wool Pavilion at the Showgrounds. A great day was held by all and thanks to everyone who contributed making it a very memorable day
Australia Day 2016
Awards were presented with Lions receiving Community Organisation of the Year Award for our Turbans Project for Yarrawonga and all Lions present were called up onto stage. Deb criedwhen she accepted the award and then they all had to stay on stage. President Des addressed the gathering – It was easy as it is something I know and are passionate about. Then all the Angels were called up on stage and were ackowledged by everyone there.
Then at the end Rotary took around the bucket amongst Crowd and received $581-70 in donations for us. We were also donated a sewing maching from an audience member.
Another project of the Lions Club of Yarrawonga is the making and donating of Chemo Turbans. Brainchild of Debbie Van Corler, Chemo Turbans provide stylish headwear for ladies who are undergoing chemo therapy. The project is not only providing a great service it has proved to be great fun and satisfying for those making them, providing an opportunity to be creative and artistic.
Pharmasave Turban Sponsors
We are happy to welcome our New sponsors on board.....Ben Ashton from the Yarrawonga Pharmasave Pharmacy, presented our Made With Love Chemo Turban Project with a $300 donation...what a lovely surprise...
Pharmasave was our first distribution point for our Free Turbans. Pharmasave Yarrawonga is the tops when it come to looking after locals..and everybody who come to town...the smiling faces of the girls make you feel welcome every time, they treat you like family and our Pharmacist Ben is always ready to offer his professionsal advice.......and reassurement.....Thank You very Much
- None. No existing sponsors could be found.