Tamborine Mountain group raises funds for North Tamborine’s driving initiative

Sergeant Mick Jones receiving a cheque from Tamborine Lions Association members Carol Hines and Kath Murrie-Jones to support the Defensive Driving Programme.
Sergeant Mick Jones receiving a cheque from Tamborine Lions Association members Carol Hines and Kath Murrie-Jones to support the Defensive Driving Programme.

A COMMUNITY group’s donation is set to help more students learn worthy driving skills to stay safe on the roads.

Tamborine Village Lions Club donated $500 towards the North Tamborine police program.

Funds will help year 12 students pay for a two-day defensive driving course and learner driving lessons.

Tamborine Village Lions Club secretary Carol Hines said the group was a strong supporter of the Defense Driving Initiative.

“We have donated towards the worthy cause every year,” she said.

“We understand how costly it can be to pay for driving lessons and training.”

Ms Hines said money was raised through Tamborine Village Lions Club fundraising, including hosting market stalls and raffle prizes.

Defensive Driving Initiative founder Gwen von Kanel said the program depended on community donations and fundraising efforts by North Tamborine’s Blue Light Association.

“The donation from Tamborine Village Lions Club will help us with our ongoing commitment to making our roads a safer place for everyone,” she said.

The free program offered by North Tamborine police began a decade ago to boost numbers of students enrolled in defensive driving lessons.

To donate, call the station on 5545 3473.