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Lions driver reviver at Mokoan supports bushfire relief

By Simon Ruppert

The Benalla Lions club will once again do its part to save lives on the road as it hosts Driver Reviver at the Mokoan rest-stop on Friday.

The driver reviver initiative has become well-known across Australia and offers drivers a place for a break, coffee, snack and a chat on days when high volumes of traffic are predicted, such as public holidays.

Benalla Lions president Graham Milner said the club was preparing for its driver reviver coffee stop, which they have been operating for several years.

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“Lions will be donating all proceeds taken on the day to the bushfire relief effort,” Mr Milner said.

“Benalla Lions have already donated $5000 to the bushfire relief effort and have offered assistance to emergency services.

Lions President Graham Milner at last month's Carold by Candlelight

“Lions are a volunteer group where all profits raised are forwarded to community initiatives, or in this case the bushfire relief effort.

“No administration costs are taken and all money goes where it is needed.”

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Last year the club raised just under $10 000 for a range of initiatives including:

● Benalla Trust - $500;

● Benalla Rose City Band - $500;

● Benalla Theatre Company - $500;

● Benalla Girl Guides - $500;

● Benalla Scouts - $500;

● Benalla Legacy Group - 500;

● Benalla Sportspersons’ Trust - $500;

● Odyssey House $250;

● Sister Burns Trust Scholarship - $250;

● Typo Station - $300;

● Lions Prostate Cancer - $350;

● Lions Children's Cancer Research - $300;

● Lions House Foundation - $250;

● LCIF - $500;

● V6 Foundation - $250;

● Royal Flying Doctor - $250;

● Albury Cancer Centre - $1000;

● Benalla SES - $500;

● Benalla CFA - $500;

● Victorian Lions Foundation - $500;

● Benalla Children with special needs - $500; and

● Fit to drive - $450.

● If you are interested in becoming a member of the Benalla Lions Club, or for more information, phone president Graham Milner on 0417 367 020.