Bulldogs legends raise spirits
LOCKYER Valley football fans had a reason to smile last week with a visit from the Canterbury Bulldogs who were visiting the area to help with the flood clean up and raise spirits.
Bulldogs Legends Hazem El Masri and Terry Lamb linked with current NRL stars David Stagg, Ben Barba, Michael Ennis, Michael Hodgson and Gary Warburton and Chief Executive Todd Greenberg on the two day trip, arranged in extensive consultation with Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, and fellow western Sydney NRL Clubs Parramatta, Penrith and the Wests Tigers.
“This is about us putting in for those who need help most of all, so we're heading up there with the intention of rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck in while also providing a morale boost in areas that have been hit hardest by this disaster,” Mr Greenberg said.
“It's heartening that two outright legends of our Club in Hazem El Masri and Terry Lamb have volunteered to come along and help out alongside the players, all of whom were also very quick to put their hands up to help.
“This tragedy struck us all pretty hard, and especially those of our players who have a strong connection to Queensland.
“In particular, David Stagg and Ben Barba have been personally affected and understandably very keen to do something to help, so we've been working with them both to ensure that it happened as quickly as possible.
“As a Club, we'll also be making a financial contribution, but I think it's most important at this time to just help out in any way we can.
“It's really pleasing to see that the Tigers, Eels and Panthers were also only too happy to jump on board and lend a hand.”