Rotary Club of Victor Harbor has family passes to prized attractions for those affected by drought

BUILDING HOPES: Brian Liddy, Meg Whibley and Julie Irwin at the Horse Tram with the family passes that will distributed to families in the state's north.
BUILDING HOPES: Brian Liddy, Meg Whibley and Julie Irwin at the Horse Tram with the family passes that will distributed to families in the state's north.

Rotary does so much great community work in society and its members are the most selfless individuals.

The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is spreading comfort to those who are struggling in parts of the state due to drought.

The Board of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor approved the donation of free family passes to the annual Art Show to be held on Soldiers Memorial Gardens from January 9 to 16 and the Victor Harbor Horse Tram, SteamRanger and Girdler Amusements have also chipped in with family passes for those attractions.

The passes will be distributed to the Rotary Club of Peterborough, who will pass them on to families in the drought affected areas.

President of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Julie Irwin said although there had been some rain, it was not sufficient to fill dams or to re-stock.

"It is essential that we continue to help these families because not only do they need water, but also support in regards to mental health and welfare," Julie said.

"The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor had no hesitation in giving support for those who are impacted by drought and we would also like to thank the City of Victor Harbor, SteamRanger and Darryl and Debbie Girdler for giving support as well."

Rotary Club of Victor Harbor member Brian Liddy will be representing the club on the road trip and taking the family passes with him to hand on.

"The Art Show is always a great event and supports our community, so it is important for us to play a role in helping others," Brian said.

"I will be attending the Rotary Club of Peterborough meeting and making a presentation to them.

"We are hoping the family passes will enable people impacted by drought to get away and come to the Fleurieu Peninsula and enjoy all the attractions we have here.

"It will be an opportunity to have a day out and take their minds off their problems. A ride on the horse tram or Cockle Train will cheer anyone up. It is small thing we can do."

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