Over a number of years, Billericay Lions wives and partners have raised funds to donate to a charity nominated by the President’s wife / partner.
Recently, past President’s wife, Margaret Bellringer, presented a £1,000 cheque on behalf of Billericay Lions ladies to her chosen charity, Anvil House to help fund new furniture in one of the Lounges.
Billericay Ladies raised the money through fund raising activities including table top sales and a tombola.
Anvil House Care Home is located in Billericay and provides person-centered responsive care for 7 adults with intellectual disabilities and complex needs.
The cheque was presented to Anvil House Manager Patrick Iddon in the front garden of Anvil House in accordance with COVID – 19 Protocols and Social Distancing.
Billericay Lions have this year also made a £250 donation to Anvil House to fund the purchase of Garden Games and Alexa music units.
Our community services committee identified the local Samaritans as a charity with additional demand but limited fundraising opportunities at this difficult time. This donation was unanimously carried at our Zoom club meeting on 27 July.
“The idea of hosting a show specifically for a group that is often socially excluded and not given the same opportunities as others came out of our very first show in September 2015.”
“Billericay Community Cinema are very pleased to once again partner with the Billericay Lions, allowing us to make this show completely free – including all refreshments – for this wonderful group of people. “
On 10th and 11th July 2019, Lions attended the Mayflower School annual prize award ceremony.
This is an annual event with Billericay Lions sponsoring prizes for design and technology for Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 and food preparation and nutrition for year 10.
The prize giving celebrates student’s outstanding achievement and dedication across a whole range of subjects and commitment to work and their contributions to sport, to the school and to the wider community.
The celebration is also shared by the parents, teachers, governors and guests and is a mark of excellence.
Lion President Mike Conway presented a life saving defibrillator to Sarah Warner, Assistant Centre Manager at Hanningfield.
One of our Lion members, Ian Armstrong pictured left, also volunteers at Essex Wildlife Trust. Ian brought the request for a defibrillator to our community service committee who were delighted to recommend our club sponsor the purchase.
Due to the remoteness of Essex Wildlife Trust’s Hanningfield Reserve and the large number of visitors, many with disabilities or special needs, this defibrillator could be a life saver.