Lions send eight to Licola camp

Lions Greg Spraull and Alan Daw present a cheque for $6000.

More than 100 children and 30 volunteers from Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula attended Lions Licola Wilderness Lodge for five days of fun and learning from January 5.

Organised by Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club, local primary schools from the two towns were represented by Raf, Indigo, Lior, Buddy, Raff, Emma, Callum and Ari.

The giant swing and flying fox were once again the most popular activities at Licola this year. At all times, the children were encouraged to extend themselves. With safety harnesses, the high ropes course was a special challenge.

Raft building required the children to cooperate and listen carefully to the instructions. After each successful launch, the swimming pool was a scene of laughter and water-based activities.

Meals in the large dining room were a noisy affair and a chance to catch up on the day’s highlights.

Lions’ commitment to Licola is supported by local businesses and families. Their generosity meant that eight children attended this year ($500 per person). The club thanked: Bendigo Bank Barwon Heads, Bellarine Property, Barwon Heads Pharmacy, Barwon Heads Hotel, Barwon Coast, Smith and

Sons, Direct Chemist Outlet Ocean Grove, Carah Family, Deb/Kirk McNamara, Barb/Mick Cummins, Robyn/Lloyd Smith, Judy Addison, Kim Caddy and the customers of Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Bar, Kyosk, The Olive Pit, Napona and White Hart Coffee Bar.