When Luke Hobson from Bundy Bullet heard that sporting clubs would be getting back in action, his first thought was how to keep them safe with good hygiene practices.
“Being a part of the Bundaberg Region COVID-19 Economic Recovery Group I believe that recreation activities will be a big part of the recovery effort,” Luke said.
“I decided to look into the possibility of providing them with hand sanitiser and started putting plans in action.
“I think Bundaberg region sporting groups will need a helping hand and this will be one less thing for them to worry about.”
Luke then approached Bundy Brewed Drinks to see if he could buy some of their locally produced hand sanitiser, Shanitiser.
“I was delighted when they donated a box, which contained six 700ml bottles, which will be a great supply for a sporting club to have,” he said.
“We bought six boxes and then Asahi Beverages Australia donated four boxes, so we had 11 boxes to get local sporting clubs off to a good start.
Luke then approached Council about sporting clubs.
Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson, Cr Vince Habermann, said Council looked at those clubs most in need.
“We had a look at the sporting clubs with members who are in the highest risk categories and decided bowls and croquet clubs would be the best clubs to donate the hand sanitiser to,” he said.
“We congratulate and thank Bundy Bullet on taking the initiative and to the other businesses who have donated.
“It has been a tough time for all businesses but it just shows the tremendous community spirit, for which Bundaberg is renowned, by the likes of Bundy Bullet and Bundy Brewed Drinks – it is locals looking after locals and a reason why we love Bundy so much.
“We’re hoping other businesses will come on board so the hand sanitiser can be given to even more sporting clubs.”
When the list was compiled it added up to 13 clubs and Bundy Bullet didn’t hesitate.
“After talking to the owners of Bundy Bullet it was an easy choice to buy another two.”
But Luke thinks it’s just the start of great things for sporting clubs, if other businesses come on board.
“Imagine if we could get hand sanitiser to every sporting club in the Bundaberg region,” Luke said.
“That is my dream.”
The clubs who will be receiving the hand sanitiser are the Bargara, Bundaberg, Brothers, Waves, Burnett, Elliot Heads, Gin Gin, Moore Park Beach, Isis and Woodgate Bowls Clubs; and the Isis, Sunnyside and Bundaberg Croquet Clubs.
Luke Hobson and Cr Vince Habberman delivered the box of Shanitiser to Bundaberg Bowls Club this morning and the club couldn’t have been happier.
“The Bundaberg Bowls Club would like to thank Luke from Bundy Bullet for his initiative and thoughtful actions in combining with Bundy Brewed Drinks, Asahi Beverages Australia and the Bundaberg Regional Council to make this donation of hand sanitiser possible to our Bowls Club and to other Bowls and Croquet Clubs in the Bundaberg Region,” club mens’ president John Clough said.
“Our club has opened our greens and facilities for ‘roll-ups’ to all district bowlers six days per week in compliance with current regulations, social distancing and sanitation requirements.
“There is a constant necessity for the supply and use of hand sanitiser for all bowlers at all ‘roll-up session times’ and the associated costs of this requirement are now borne by our Club at a time when we are unable to resume full bowling activities and, subsequently, are bearing the loss of regular revenue opportunities.
“Again, we of the Bundaberg Bowls Club sincerely thank Luke and all who were associated with making this donation of hand sanitiser possible and for being part of the Bundaberg Region COVID-19 Economic Recovery Group to assist with normal resumption of Bowls and other regional sporting activities, hopefully in the near future.”
Council will be in touch with the clubs to arrange collection.
Anyone wanting to donate boxes can contact Luke at Bundy Bullet via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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