Lions Club roar into action to help local

For local Yelarbon resident Shirley, getting around is no easy feat.

The 69-year old suffered a stroke five years ago and finds it difficult to walk distances.

Without access to a car or taxi service, Shirley is unable to shop, or even collect her mail…until now.

Neil Kratzke from the Goondiwindi Lions Club heard about Shirley’s trouble and was quick to come to her aid.

The local club runs a program which allows those in need to use mobility scooters free of charge.

And they certainly move quickly!

The new mobility scooter was delivered to Shirley the following weekend.

Shirley had been assessed earlier this month by an Occupational Therapist from Darling Downs Community Care.

Despite the need for a mobility scooter, Shirley was advised there was no funding available for people with disabilities over the age of 65 and she would not have been able to afford this service had it not been for the help of our local lions.

Senior Constable Steve Chapman was present during the delivery of the scooter and thanked Goondiwindi Lions Club for their assistance.

Shirley can now go about her daily business and has regained her independence.


Yelarbon resident Shirley with Neil Kratze and OIC Steve Chapman