Athol Park Community Garden
Established by the City of Charles Sturt in 2022, the Athol Park community garden is located on the corner of Adele and Alma Streets, near Fawk Reserve, Athol Park.
Community gardens provide places for those who otherwise would not have the space or opportunity to grow food and ornamentals. Gardening within a community encourages health and well-being, sharing healthy seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, increased social interaction and a sense of community belonging and identity.
In recognition of these community benefits, the Lions Club of Charles Sturt is proud to provide ongoing support to develop this new community garden.
Special Olympics South Australia
The Special Olympics South Australia provide weekly sports training and regular competitions for people with intellectual disability. The Adelaide Special Olympics club asked the Charles Sturt Lions to contribute towards their new game uniforms. Our Club provided the Adelaide team with 250 caps emblazoned with the Lions Club of Charles Sturt logo. Proudly worn during their annual Special Olympics competition held in Adelaide in 2021.
The project was a joint initiative with the Lions Club of Charles Sturt and the Rotary Club of Charles Sturt/Grange, where two community food pantries have been installed. One at St Margaret’s Anglican Church at 791 Port Rd, Woodville, (corner of Port and Woodville Roads) and the other at the Woodville Uniting Church at 44 Woodville Rd, Woodville, (next to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital).
The pantries will have non-perishable items stocked for anyone to take what they need or give what they can.
With so many community members already in financial stress, some sleeping rough, coupled with the resulting economic climate brought about by COVID, the pantries will be a backup, no questions asked service for those who need food for themselves or their families. This free service is available 24 hours per day, and the pantries will be unlocked at all times. Thanks go to both St Margaret’s Anglican Church and the Woodville Uniting Church, who have consented to have the pantries installed on church grounds.
Sponsorship of a Lions Hearing Puppy
Lions Recycle for Sight Australia
Sponsorship for teacher training in the Lions Quest, Skills for Adolescence program.
The Club sponsored a teacher at Findon High School to cover the program’s cost on offer from ALDAF. The accredited course comprises a 2-hour interactive Zoom module, an accompanying pre-workshop webinar and a couple of short pre-workshop assignments. It is aimed at children R-12 and with excellent reviews by participants. It offers many resources to assist teachers in delivering lessons to students on many vital topics covering bullying, domestic violence and emotional well-being.
Inauguration of Red Kidney Bus Project
A project in partnership with SA Health & Kidney Health Australia. The objective is to enable renal patients’ treatment away from their base hospital and access up to three mobile dialysis chairs within a mobile unit that travels to key South Australian locations. The patient and family can be away from home and enjoy a holiday in South Australia.