Cadets boosted by Lions donation

ANNUAL GIFT: Port Augusta Lions Club President Andrew Sayer, left, presenting the $1300 cheque to the Stirling North Cadets and mentor Alicia Clark.
ANNUAL GIFT: Port Augusta Lions Club President Andrew Sayer, left, presenting the $1300 cheque to the Stirling North Cadets and mentor Alicia Clark.

An influx of new members for the Stirling North Country Fire Service (CFS) Cadets has been met with an additional positive - a $1300 donation from the Lions Club of Port Augusta.

Each year the Lions donate $100 for each new cadet that signs up with the CFS, and this year 13 young people signed up to begin their journey as a cadet.

President Andy Sayer recently presented the cheque to Alicia Clark from the CFS, with the money to go towards clothing and other expenses.

"We like to support them because they originally came to us asking for support, this investment is what we came up with and we doing it ever year," he said.

"Occasionally they have a big meeting and we do the barbecue for it ... we try to support them as best we can.

"That cadets is great, it teaches young people a little self esteem."

The Lions raised the funding through endeavours such as their barbecue at Mitre 10 held each Saturday morning and their mid-year raffle.

"If people want to hire us then we do a bit of catering, but that has been shut down a little bit since the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Sayer said.

"But we've been able to keep our heads above water alright."

Lions are on the lookout for new volunteers, and if you're keen to get involved head to https://portaugustalionsclub.org.au/.

"You can speak to one of our members if you'd like more information, any assistance is always welcome," Mr Sayer said.