Lions donate $5200 to Trojan's Trek after inspiring talk

GENEROUS: Guest speaker Moose Dunlop OAM, from Trojan's Trek, is presented with a cheque for $5000 from the Lions Club of Goolwa by PDG Ron Sargent OAM and Lions president Lorraine McDonnell. Photo: Supplied.
GENEROUS: Guest speaker Moose Dunlop OAM, from Trojan's Trek, is presented with a cheque for $5000 from the Lions Club of Goolwa by PDG Ron Sargent OAM and Lions president Lorraine McDonnell. Photo: Supplied.

A charity dinner with a Vietnam veteran ended with $5200 donated to Trojan's Trek to help those traumatised by working on the front line.

More than 100 people attended the dinner hosted by the Lions Club of Goolwa at the South Lakes Golf Club on Tuesday, April 27.

The guest speaker was Moose Dunlop OAM, a Vietnam War veteran and a Lieutenant Colonel (RTD) for 20 yrs.

Moose has also been a part of the Country Fire Service (CFS), including as captain of the Upper Sturt brigade.

But he is most known for co-founding Operation Flinders and founding Trojan's Trek.

Trojan's Trek was started to help all who are affected or traumatised by working on the front line; mainly CFS, State Emergency Service, police, paramedics and soldiers, and anyone affected by bushfires, fires, floods, accidents, and wars.

After a beautiful three-course meal supplied by the Birdie Bistro at the golf club, Moose spoke about Trojan's Trek.

Five people, who are members of Trojan's Trek, spoke about what they had been through personally and how the trek had helped them in moving speeches.

Lion Carolyn Hart thanked Moose and his fellow speakers for an interesting evening, then PDG Ron Sargent OAM and Lions president Lorraine McDonnell presented Moose with a $5000 cheque.

After the presentation, about 10 items were raffled and another $200 was donated from envelopes on the tables, which was sent on.

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