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OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK FOR 2016/17

 

Some of the Many Charities that Chippenham Lions have Supported over the Past Year

 

The Lions Club of Chippenham are proud to have organised events to collect funds to donate to organisations and charities throughout the year; international, national and local.

During the last club year we were able to make donations at all these levels and, with your generous help and support of our many fundraising events, we have helped many individuals and charitable organisation with more than £34,000 of donations.

We always put highest priority in supporting causes and people who need help in our own local communities and generally we donate as and when required.  However, like last year, we also had a presentation evening for some of the donations to local causes.

The president is also able to nominate his own charities, and in 2016/1, The President’s Charities were chosen by Derek to be Springboard Opportunity Playgroup and St. Nicholas School.

 

Financial Support for individuals in the Local Community

By working ‘behind the scenes’ in the community we were pleased to be able to have helped individuals brought to our attention by local care professionals. Examples from the hardship cases we have been able to help with our funds included:

  • Help for Syrian War refugees as they settle into the community
  • Assistance with a short holiday break to a single parent family with a young son who has significant medical needs
  • Assistance with a short holiday break to a single parent family who are going through distressing times
  • Assistance to a Girl Guide who has been selected to participate in a service trip to Zambia to serve as a hospital volunteer
  • Distribution of Message in a Bottle Kits

 

Hands-on Support in the Local Community

We have also been able to help in a more 'hands on' way with:

  • Christmas meals for those alone
  • A picnic day for the pupils of St Nicholas School
  • A PHAB Club outing to Oakham Treasures, Portbury
  • Decorating help for a Chippenham family forced to live in very restricted circumstances
  • Decorating help for an elderly couple with restricted mobility
  • Assistance with furniture removal for a Vulnerable Young Man following the death of his mother
  • Help with shopping and groceries for a man discharged recently from the RUH
  • Help with transport for a mother to visit her son at a care home
  • The Bob Cook Games (click here)

 

Support for Local Causes through the year

Donations were made as required and also at our Presentation Evening. A large number of local organisation received help from us over the year.  The list is long:

  • ABLE (Action for a Better Life)
  • Alzheimer’s Support
  • Autumn Tyme
  • Chippenham Ability Counts FC
  • Chippenham Debt Centre
  • Chippenham Foodbank
  • Chippenham Men’s Shed
  • Chippenham Youth Theatre
  • Corsham Foodbank
  • Chippenham Hospital Radio
  • Chippenham Hospital League of Friends
  • Derriads Respite Home
  • Doorway
  • Dorothy House
  • Naomi House
  • North Wilts Holiday Club
  • Olive Branch Counselling
  • Relate
  • Repair Academy
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • River House Day Centre
  • Rudloe Pre-School
  • Samaritans
  • SPLASH
  • Springboard Opportunity Playgroup
  • St. Nicholas School
  • Transport for the Disabled
  • Waste Not Want Not
  • Wiltshire Portage
  • Women’s Refuge

Maureen Lloyd Received Lions Donations presented by The Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Mary Norton, for her charities, Transport for the Disabled and Autumn Tyme

Support to National and International Causes

  • Marie Curie Daffodil Fund
  • Recycling of Spectacles for the third world
  • Water Aid (Water wells for Africa)
  • Support to the Lisa Findley Primary School in Ghana
  • Freedom Kitbags for the ladies of Nepal
  • LCIF (Lions Clubs International Fund)
  • LIBRA (Lions International Blood Research Fund)
  • Lions Eye Camp
  • Lions Edukit

 

The Financial Times has ranked the Lions as “the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.

Lions are proud of this recognition and are always ready to support causes and people in need in the local community and those far away who may have been struck by hardship or natural disasters. 

We are also proud that, through Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) - the Lions' organisation that provides links between Lions' Clubs all over the world, we are able to respond quickly and effectively in most countries of the world using locally based people already in the area to help communities and people in need.

If you would like to contact the Lions about their community service work then e-mail us on: 

 communityservice@chippenhamlions.org.uk

 

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