Cooking for kids with cancer

Phillip Johnson, Karen Armistead, Tony Jones, Eleanor Fegan, James De Graaff and Keith Fegan get ready to flip burgers and turn sausages for Sunday’s Lions Biggest Barbecue.

A COLAC community group will heat up the hotplates this weekend to raise money for children with cancer.

An annual Colac Lions Biggest Barbecue will return on Sunday to coincide with the Colac club’s April market at Memorial Square.

Colac Lions Club secretary Phillip Johnson said proceeds of the barbecue would go to the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, which aimed to achieve 100-per-cent survival for children with cancer.

“Anything that supports children, anything that lessens the suffering of children, we are ready to support,” Mr Johnson said.

“It might be a bit hard after the Good Friday fundraising but people have got to eat something,” he said of the sausage sizzle.

Mr Johnson said Lions Australia encouraged clubs to have the fundraising barbecues in April.

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation trustee Jim Ede said the foundation believed “every child deserves the chance at a healthy life”.

“It never ceases to amaze me what Aussies can do when they work together,” Mr Ede said.

Lions members will cook burgers and sausages in Colac from 9am to 2pm.

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