Lyrup shows its Lion heart

More than $15,000 was raised by a local sporting community for Leilani Matenga’s cancer treatment on Saturday night. The 15-year-old is pictured with Lyrup Lions Netball Club president Taylee Healy who was one of 15 to shave their hair. PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
COMMUNITY spirit and generosity were on display at a Greatest Shave fundraiser on Saturday night, when two local sporting clubs raised more than $15,000 for 15-year-old Leilani (Lani) Matenga’s cancer treatment

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Sara Gilligan


Sara Gilligan completed a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Writing and Creative Communication at the University of South Australia in 2014. She has spent the past year working as a journalist at the Murray Pioneer's sister paper The River News in Waikerie. Sara grew up in the Adelaide Hills before moving to the Riverland to pursue her career. She enjoys reading, writing and exploring the outdoors.

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