Lions Club of Hornsby Inc
“A Father’s Love”
The whole nation fell in love with Jacko on 7’s Sunday Night program some 4 years ago. “His courage and determination are amazing,” said Chris Bath, program host.
When Jackson’s brain was starved of oxygen at birth, Doctors said he would never stand up, talk or walk. He had suffered severe brain damage, had quadriplegic cerebral palsy and would be disabled for life.
With the love and support of his father David, his primary carer, Jackson made progress. Dr Martin Kluckow said after three and a half years: “it’s a miracle that he has got this far.”
David said of his son: “He’s my mate. I’m going to make him better; we’re going to overcome this tragedy together.”
The challenge now is going to be the larger ongoing costs, providing therapy and housing for an independent future and opportunity to life. Medical bills alone amount to more than $60,000 per year.
Jackson’s ‘godfathers’ have established a charity Walk Talk Fly to look after their beloved boy and other children with Cerebral Palsy.
The LIONS CLUB of HORNSBY will be hosting Jacko and his father, David, on Tuesday 11th April, 7 for 7.15 start. This hearty invitation is extended to all in the community. Please come along and be inspired.
If you would like to stay after our guest presentation, for dinner, the cost is $25.
RSVP is essential for correct seating, and the order of your meal which will be emailed for your choice a few days before, with venue.
Enquiries: Ted Henebery 0414 806 840
working together to build a better community '
We are a group of people from the Hornsby area who want to give back to our community and help the needy world wide - supporting people with a disability, helping youth in a variety of ways, community support, fundraising for worthwhile causes, supporting the lives and education of children in Timor and Indonesia.
It's not all about community service. It is also about broadening our circle of acquaintances, making new friends, developing skills and having fun.
We have a Dinner Meeting once per month at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Function Room, Event Cinemas, Westfield, Hornsby. We always have an excellent guest speaker.
NEXT Meeting is Tuesdayy evening 11th April 2017 Ring Ted
May Meeting is 9th May 2017
Visitors and people wanting to find out about Lions are welcome to attend our meetings without obligation. Give Ted Henebery a call on 9940 3889 to tell us of your interest. All Ages are Welcome.
AND, if you would just like to help at one of our service activities, you will be very welcome to do that too. Come along and meet Hornsby Lions members. Give Ted a call on 99403889 or 0414806840
What is the Lions Club of Hornsby Doing?
We are proud to be based in Hornsby. Currently we have a number of activities happening.
Fundraiser for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter Hornsby Lions Club is a major supporter of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter for women who are the victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Our major fundraiser last year for this purpose was a Gala Event at Hornsby RSL Club on the 15 August 2015. Thanks to the wonderful support of many donors and supporters, an amount of $85,000 was raised to help the omgoing operation of the Shelter.
If you would like to be a volunteer for the Shelter or have items which you would like to donate to the Shelter please give the Shelter's Chairman of Directors John Lockyer a call on 0407044422.
Lions Christmas cakes and puddings. We have the dates for Westfield for Saturday10th,17th,24th Sunday 11th,18th 2016 we are expecting we will have the same dates in the Hornsby Mall also. Cakes and Pudding are available now by ringing Ted on 0414806840
If you would like to get in early with your Christmas cake purchases give Ted Henebery a call on 99403889..
Bar b ques We hold the very popular Lions sausage sizzles on weekends at Bunnings stores at Thornleigh and Chatswood. These bar b ques occur about 4-6 times per year and they are good fun.We need Volunteers to help us do them. Ring Ted
Dates and locations for our next bar b ques are currently being arranged. We will post information on this website as soon as we can...At Present Bunnings Thornleigh Monday 3rd October.
Support of a young Lions club called Leos. Young people from the age of 13 to 25 have a friendly organisation that mirrors the activities of Lions Clubs but with a focus that reflects their experience and enthusisam. If you are interested in Leos or know someone who may be interested give Ted a ring 0414806840
We are looking for new members. Get a group of your friends to come with you.Organise the projects you would like to do with your group..
Recycling of Used Stamps
Put your used stamps to good use. Hornsby Lions Club collects used stamps for auction, the proceeds going to the Australian Lions Childrens Mobility Foundation to provide Hart Walkers for youn disabled children transforming their lives and those of their parents.This year we raised $13500. Give Ted Henebery a call on 99403889 or 0414806840 if you have some mint or used stamps,collections, Australia and World to dispose of. Send to P.O. Box 3053 Asquith NSW 2077 or delivery to Colin & Thompson Lawyers at Cornation street. Hornsby
Recycling Used Spectacles
Put your used spectacles to very good use. If you leave them at Optics in Westfield Hornsby the Australian Lions movement will make arrangements for their collection, graded and sent to countries where they will be put to very goood use.
WE SUPPORT HORNSBY CONNECT.
This is about supporting those who are isolated and needy in the community. Contact John Lockyer on Mobile 0407 044 422 and leave a Message.
WE SUPPORT THE BEDFORD COMMUNITY CAFE
Contact David Nathan for more information 0414 426 025
WE SUPPORT THE FOLLOW YOUR DREAM FOUNDATION
See their website http://www.followyourdreamfoundationaustralia.org/ Barry Palmer was the first Australia President of Lions Internation with its 1,400,000 members and belongs to our club
Becoming a Lion
We need you, It is easy! Give Ted a call on the 0414806840. We will invite you along to a meeting to see what we do and who we are, absolutely without obligation. If you think you'd like to pursue your interest we will suggest working on one of our projects and continue to attend Club meetings. We will then arrange a simple formal joining procedure.for the price of a cup of coffee per week. 100 cents in every dollar raised goes to our projects.No administrator cost.
Here is a brief 6 minute video about Lions Clubs in Australia.
Lions Clubs Australia- join and support your community