The Naracoorte Lions “Taste” Committee has for many years had a strong association with the Naracoorte Hospital and Health Service and this will continue with the 2017 “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival”.

“Taste” Chairman, Lion Ross Gleeson recently announced that the majority of the proceeds from the Taste Festival day on Saturday 11th February will be donated to the fund for the refurbishment of the Naracoorte Hospital Maternity Unit. Remaining proceeds will be retained by Lions to be used for a local Naracoorte Lions project, to be publicly announced in the near future, to mark the Centenary of Lions International.

The maternity unit at the Naracoorte Hospital is a vital service that now covers the needs of young families across much of the Limestone Coast, from Kingston to Lucindale, Keith, Bordertown and everywhere in between. Naracoorte Lions believe that in supporting the development and improvement of our health service and hospital, we are helping to make it the best possible environment to assist our doctors and nurses to help to care for the needs of a large number of local people.

Since Naracoorte Lions started managing the “Taste the Limestone Coast Festival” in 2011, the Lions Club has been able to donate a total of over $60,000 from the Saturday wine, food and music component of the festival weekend to many worthy causes including flood relief, Longridge, the Men’s Shed, the Naracoorte Cancer Council and the Hospital and Health Service. This includes donations towards the Mobility Access Vehicle and the CT Scan Appeal totaling $23,000.

Lions “Taste’ Committee can only continue to donate these sums of money if local people from Naracoorte and around the whole district come along, enjoy and support the festival, so we particularly invite regional people to join us from February 9th – 12th for the Taste Festival weekend and participate in this amazing festival.