The Nambucca Heads Lions Club container broken into with over $7000 worth of equipment stolen

Club President Grahame Beatton, Club Secretary Bill Shepherd and Major Project Chairman Don Parveez in front of the container.

 

THE links in the chain guarding the land which houses the Nambucca Heads Lions Club storage container were broken into between 9 and 11 May.

Bill Shepherd, Club Secretary, has calculated that over $700 worth of tools and equipment was stolen.

This included the box trailer, loading ramps, marquees, tool box, gas bottles, a mower, edger, pressure cleaner, generator and a first aid kit.

The lock that protected the container was replaced with a new one, and Bill suggested that this was done to disguise the fact that the container had been broken into.

Upon entering the container Club members discovered that the thieves had left a mess behind.

“They went through it all,” Bill said.

“Stuff was all over the place.

“Someone had gone in there and tossed it all around.”

This included the damaging of the Christmas decorations used to decorate around Nambucca Heads.

When asked if the thieves would have realised that the container belonged to the Lions Club, Bill commented that as soon as the container was opened the Lions Club banners were the first thing that could be seen.

The Lions Club is very grateful to all the members of the public who have offered donations to assist with the replacement of all the stolen equipment.

These items are fundamental to the Lions being able to run their programs which assist the community.

The Club have asked for anyone interested in donating to email them at [email protected].

For further information about the Nambucca Heads Lions Club, including how to join, please go to www.nambuccaheads.nsw.lions.org.au.

 

By Rachel MCGREGOR-ALLEN

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