Is a fundamental part of our activities! As a
volunteer organisation we aim to meet the needs of local communities and
the world and without fund raising we cannot get that job done.
Our motto is ‘We Serve’
We aim to distribute most of what we raise
for the benefit of the local community. A small amount goes towards
international projects such as water wells in Africa (to help self
sufficiency) and cataract operations to cure preventable blindness in
the third world.
Some spending is by way of
This might be to local charitable organisations (such as BOSP, Essex
Social Care, St Luke’s Hospice, Hamelin House), local individuals
(either with disabilities, or young people needing worthwhile
sponsorship) or to national charities such as the British Heart
Foundation or Vitalise.
Other spending is on organising events.
These include an annual senior citizens’ concert and swimming galas for
people with disabilities.
We run an active programme of social events
for the benefit of members, their families and friends. Apart from an
annual dinner dance, these have included quiz and games nights, rambles,
Sunday lunches and evening meals, theatre trips, wine and cheese
evenings, sporting events etc.
What Commitment is required?
Being in a Lions club can be a busy pastime but, with the activities shared between the members, it is good fun and isn’t too onerous. Club
meetings are once a fortnight and there are sub committees as well to organise
different aspects of the club’s activities.