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ABC Giving Tree

The ABC Giving Tree is an intitiate of the national broadcaster, now in its 27th year. Raising funds and encouraging the donation of new gifts, the proceeds of the ABC Giving Tree are distributed around Tasmania to nine different charities, of which the Society is one.

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On 26 November 2014

LBS BE Elephant Ball

The inaugural Launceston Benevolent Society Ben Elephant Ball took place on Friday 24 Octopber 2014 at the Country Club Resort, Launceton. With a full house in attendance at this black-tie event, funds raised for the Society topped $40,000.

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On 24 October 2014

Brand new website goes LIVE!

We've been putting together a brand new website for the Launceston Benevolent Society, and we're proud to announce that it's gone LIVE!

Please take a good look around, and let us know if you spot any issues.

On 1 August 2013

LBS Can Drive

The Launceston Benevolent Society "Can Drive" is a local initiative by local businesses Cowley Advertising, Impression Promotional Products, Southern Cross and Neil Buckby Motors to help raise valuable food levels for the Launceston Benevolent Society.

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On 15 July 2013

Launceston Benevolent Society On the Move

Australia's oldest welfare agency, Launceston Benevolent Society (LBS), will be helping its clients through the festive season from a new address.

After 178 years at 4 Kingsway, LBS is moving to its new office at 5 Innocent Street, Kings Meadows. Bass MP Geoff Lyons will officially open the new LBS premises tomorrow (Tuesday, 18 December).

To view the full Press Release, please download it here (PDF).

On 1 July 2013