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June 2020

Wellesbourne & District Lions are planning their first fundraiser of the year : A family friendly car treasure hunt

You will be able to take part any time from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th August. It will cost just £5 per car and there is a prize of a family day pass to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon for the winners.

Details of how to enter will be available from 1st August on our website or Facebook page @wdlionsclub

The event will be organised to allow families to comply with government guidelines at the time

Wellesbourne and District Lions Club is active in: Wellesbourne, Barford (including Wasperton and Sherbourne), Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Loxley, Combrook, Moreton Morrell, Ashorne, Kineton, Little Kineton and Ettington

If you would like to get involved or nominate a local good cause or project that would benefit from our support, please contact us on 01789 841419

Stay safe and hope to see you later in the year when we will be back fundraising again.

More details on our website and on Facebook

Lion Andy Stokes

We are delighted to let you know about a recent donation from the Lions Clubs International Fund Lions Clubs’ £160k boost for local air ambulances

Air ambulances across the British Isles will receive vital equipment in the battle against COVID-19 – thanks to generous £160,000 grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

Working with Air Ambulances UK, Lions Clubs compiled a list of equipment and supplies needed by individual air ambulance charities – totalling £161,468. The equipment and supplies they requested, which has been funded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation grant, include isolation capsules and decontamination units, separation screens, PPE, ventilators, respirators and hoods, a thermal screening camera and monitoring system, compression devices, fluid warmers, an ultrasound cardiac probe, and mobile connectivity devices.

As well as their ‘day job’ - responding to accidents, traumatic incidents and medical emergencies - air ambulances are supporting the COVID-19 response to help reduce the huge burden on the NHS and other public services.

Heather Benjamin, Chair of Air Ambulances, UK said: “The donation of equipment and supplies by Lions helps air ambulance charities to support the COVID-19 response and their communities in these extraordinary times and beyond.”

President of Wellesbourne & District Lions Club, Heather Brown, says: “We know that air ambulance charities have been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve faced considerable extra unbudgeted day to day costs at the same time as lockdown has affected fund-raising. Now, thanks to an emergency COVID-19 relief grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the US, we can provide immediate support for this emergency service that touches lives in all our local communities.”

Local Lions have continued to support their communities facing difficulties due to COVID-19. This latest boost for air ambulance charities comes on top of £140,000 awarded in grants to foodbanks and other causes nominated by Lions clubs across the British Isles. If you are interested in supporting your local Lions group by volunteering with us then please contact President Heather Brown on 01789 941419 or to make a donation go to:

July 2020


We are always looking for additional Lions members from the local area: Wellesbourne, Kineton, Lighthorne, Ettington, Barford and all the surrounding villages.

Why not come along as a guest to one of our Club meetings where we discuss our plans and have a drink with friends. If you like what you see and hear, we would be delighted to have you join us as a new member.

We meet at the Conservative Club in Church Street, Wellesbourne at 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.

If you prefer to speak to someone first, just ring Nikki Loveridge on 01789 841073

If you are interested in learning more about the Lions then click here for our website

Lion Andy Stokes
February 2020

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