Cambridge Leos give $500 to New Lives

Members of the Cambridge Leos, accompanied by some of the Cambridge Lions, hand over the $500 cheque to Donna Young from New Lives Animal Rescue.

The Cambridge High School Leo Club, a youth branch of the Cambridge Lions, recently made a much-needed donation of $500 to Cambridge-based charity New Lives Animal Rescue.

Donna Young, founder of New Lives, visited the school last week to receive the donation, accompanied by the organisation’s latest rescue, a four-year-old female Labrador which had arrived the day before. In light of the huge donation, Donna asked the students to give the dog a new name, and after a few deliberations they came up with Cleo, derived from Cambridge Leos.

“Thank you so much, that’s such a great effort,” Donna said upon receiving the $500 cheque, which had been raised through an art showcase evening organised by the Leos late last year.

Anyone interested in adopting from or supporting New Lives Animal Rescue can visit www.newlivesrescue.co.nz.

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