At our recent National Convention on the Gold Coast, the Lions Club of Manly was awarded the Top Club Service Project for their innovative idea that’s protecting members of the community from harmful UV exposure.
Working with a local manufacturer, the Club came up with a plan to produce a free sunscreen dispenser known as the ‘Sunsquirt Station’, that can be placed along local beaches and parks.
This light and versatile unit offers the community free SPF 50+ Cancer Council sunscreen with just the wave of their hand.
To date, the Sunsquirt Station has proven to be very popular. It is a novelty to the children and a great convenience to the adults – especially on hot beach days when they leave the sunscreen in the car!
The Manly Lions Club would love to see more of these units in other areas including low decile schools who cannot afford the units to purchase.
They also encourage other Lions Clubs who are interested in doing a similar project to consider helping out their local preschool and junior sports teams – or bring the Sunsquirt Station along to your Lions BBQ!
Congratulations to all involved in this innovative and practical project. Yet again proving that where there’s a need, there is always a Lion.