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WELLESBOURNE AND DISTRICT LIONS CLUB :

September 2020

Wellesbourne & District Lions Club
Lions Clubs provide vital assistance where it is needed

Lions Clubs of the British Isles have launched an appeal to support the people affected by the devastation in Lebanon.

Following the devastating explosion in Beirut which resulted in over a hundred people killed, thousands injured and many homes and businesses reduced to rubble, Lions Clubs of Great Britain are launching an emergency appeal; a donation of £10,000 will be sent immediately from its Foundation but clearly much more will be required.

We would normally support the appeal with bucket collections but these are very difficult to organise at the moment so we are hoping that those of you who are able to will support the Lions by making a donation through our dedicated Just Giving page: https://justgiving.com/campaign/WellesbourneLionsLebanonAppeal

Meanwhile we are continuing our search to find new ways to kick start our fundraising for more local charities and good causes whilst adhering to the safety guidelines which look likely to be with us for some time.

We would be delighted to hear from any groups or individuals who have ideas that we may be able to use or projects we might be able to help with – please contact info@wellesbourne-lions.org.uk

We are dedicated to helping the people of Wellesbourne, Ettington, Combrook, Moreton Morrell, Lighthorne, Kineton, Barford, Hampton Lucy, Charlecote and all communities in between. Something we have been doing for nearly 50 years!

More details on our website www.wellesbourne-lions.org.uk and on Facebook
www.facebook.com/wdlionsclub/

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: https://www.justgiving.com/wellesbournedistrict-lionsclubs

July 2020


COME AND JOIN US

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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