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What do we do?

Locally and Nationally

 

Our scope is wide, our aims are practical and our service is needed and includes:

  • Assisting communities and families in distress
  • Visiting and giving help to housebound people
  • We purchase equipment for hospitals and hospices
  • Social activities and outings for lonely, blind, deaf, deprived and disabled people of any age group
  • Special activities and provision of equipment and teaching aids for physically and mentally handicapped children and adults
  • We distribute food parcels at Christmas
  • We hospital visit
  • Sponsorship of Medic-Alert, a system for speedily identifying personal allergies and illesses in the event of an emergency
  • Encouraging young people to become involved in community service
  • Financial support for other local voluntary organisations and charity groups
  • Help in educating and sponsoring drug awareness schemes within the community., specifically by financing a drug awareness programme with TACADE through schools
  • We provide Old Folk's parties
  • We help the blind and the deaf (the white stick for the blind originated from the Lions in USA)
  • We sponsor a Lions Youth Award Scheme to highlight those young people who have given freely of their spare time to their local community. The major objective is to bring to the attention of the community what is best in the youth of today
  • We run Swimming galas for handicapped people
  • We run a national Youth Football competition which is now the largest youth football competition in Great Britain
  • We work with the British Diabetic Association to spread diabetes awareness

Internationally

 

As a world-wide organisation we have a ready access to members throughout the globe to help us assist those less fortunate than ourselves.

Example of our activities include:

  • Water Wells -fifty pence provides clear water for life for one person
  • We help with emergency relief anywhere in the world - we helped with the Armenian and Mexico Earthquake disasters, the Ethiopian famine and many others
  • Secondary education - a child can be educated, fed and accommodated for the cost of a pint of beer a week.
  • Sight First was the international project for 1992 to 1995. Its aim was to eradicate avoidable blindness throughout the third world. 35 million US dollars was the aim, in the end more than 200 million US dollars was raised world-wide for this project, and it made a massive impact on this major third world health problem.
  • Eye camps 0 just a few pounds give someone the gift of sight - many thousands have had their sight saved or restored through Lions Eye Camps
  • Used spectacles - these are collected by certain clubs in the UK then sorted, packed and sent onto the Indian Sub-continent and Southern Africa
  • Lions Club International Foundation - LCIF - is a foundation established to receive donations from the Lions Club and others to help meet the needs of the communities throughout the world.
  • The Lions Youth Exchange programme provides young people from around the world with the opportunity to spend a period of time with a host family in another country
  • British and Irish Lions hold an annual Youth Centre every year, as do Lions in many other countries. About 50 young people between the ages of 17 and 21 come from all over the world to the UK to exchange ides and cultures with each other, as well as getting to know the host country.
 
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