The Lions Club of Clifton Springs/Curlewis have been successfully feeding the Bellarine Railway’s ‘Day Out With Thomas’ patrons and railway volunteers since 2013. The popular 2-day event is held in January, April and October each year, at the Queenscliff Station and can attract 5000+ Patrons.

At these events, the railway’s volunteers are busy bringing characters like Sir Topham Hatt, Thomas, Douglas, Oliver, Salty and those Troublesome Trucks to life. Therefore, the Lions Club members arrive with a smile to prepare a menu of egg and bacon rolls, chicken skewers with coleslaw and BBQ sausages – which have always had the onion put on first!

The proceeds from this BBQ help the Lions Club fund important community based projects, and they recently presented the Bellarine Railway with a donation of $2,000 to help improve the event, which has been supporting the club.

Thanks to this very generous donation, families attending the next Day Out With Thomas event on 13 and 14 April 2019, will be able to start enjoying the rides and activities sooner with a reduced waiting time. New iPhones for scanning tickets and a mobile trolley will remove the need for volunteers to check tickets manually. In addition, two new marquees will provide much needed shade for both patrons waiting to get a BBQ lunch and the Lions Club members serving them.

The Lions Club of Clifton Springs/Curlewis was established in 2012, and is a not for profit organisation, that supports other not for profits. These include the Bellarine Food Bank, Clifton Springs Primary School, Community Meals Program in Geelong and other not for profit groups. Each member of the Clifton Springs/Curlewis Club, have the desire to be part of an organisation that does good locally, as well as internationally.  Their members come from many different walks of life and ages, with their oldest member recently turning 90 years old.

Find out more about the Day Out With Thomas event HERE