Lions Club makes a difference in Stockton toward the restoration of the Norm Bassan MBE Lions Memorial Monument

Michelle Langdon, Paul Gilbert and Noelene Heggart.


LOCAL Lions Clubs continue to work tirelessly throughout the region and one has recently made an amazing contribution to the community of Stockton.

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The Lion Club of Mayfield Waratah Blind & Vision Impaired Inc, has been conducting an annual Christmas Raffle in Stockton for quite a number of years.

Again, this recent Festive Season, the wonderful generosity of the people of Stockton community and visitors to the raffle was absolutely magnificent.

All proceeds will go toward the restoration of the Norm Bassan MBE Lions Memorial Monument in Pirate Point Park, at 1 Maitland Street, Stockton beside the Port of Newcastle.

The Club is assisting the Lions Club of Hunter Business who are leading the restoration.

Stockton Lions Park was officially opened on Saturday 11 January 1975 by Lions District Governor Dick Robertson.

The Lions above were obtained by the then President Doyne Lanham from Singleton Army Base Camp when they were no longer required.

The Lions were apparently situated at an Australian Army Camp in Malaya after World War II and later moved to Singleton in the 1960’s. The Poppet Wheel came from Rothbury Colliery and was erected as a reminder that the Stockton Colliery once existed within 400 metres of the park.

The recent raffle was drawn on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 4pm by Michelle Langdon, representative of Newcastle Permanent Building Society Stockton branch.

Winners of the three prizes resided at Bayway, Fern Bay and Stockton.

President Paul Gilbert would like to thank the community of Stockton and visitors for their continued and valuable support.


By Carole POWELL

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