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Ordinary people doing amazing things!

 
Easter Egg Raffle KGH Scanner Donation
 
Kettering Lions are pleased to have been able help out the worthy cause which is Marie Curie Cancer Care. We managed to raise £1023.79 for Marie Curie Thanks to Morrisons and its generous customers for donating whilst we donned our Daffodil hats on Fri 9th, Sat 10th

Easter Egg Raffle 2018

We are very grateful to the local pubs/venues for running our Giant Easter Egg Raffle (please see list below). Pop along to your local and give yourself a chance to win one. Money raised goes to many local causes and we have been very well supported in the past with the pubs/venues raising significant funds, all of which goes to charity.

 

Our 45th Charter Evening was Celebrated at The Masonic Hall, Kettering, we hope that all who attended had an enjoyable evening, good food, good company and good entertainment, provided by Lincoln Noel, who, if you are given a chance you should go and see. We would like to say thankyou to Darren Garley Catering and his team for a lovely meal and their help with setting up the room.

During the eveningDistrict Governer Chris Burrows presented 3 of our Lions with long service awards, they are from the left of the picture, Malcolm Harris, Peter Dyson and far right George Potter.

THANK YOU!

Kettering & District Lions club would like to thank everybody who donated money to our Santa’s Sleigh collections in Gold Street, Tesco and around several estates in Kettering and Barton Seagrave. Your generosity totalled £4040, which was spent on donations to those local charities, which provided hot meals to the homeless over Christmas, and to the food bank to supplement their food parcels for the needy. It also funded a party for children with special needs and mobility problems.
We would like to thank the Toller Church and Tesco for their help, and the Friends of the Lions for helping us with the collections, with a special mention for the Police Cadets who help us every year, for which we are very grateful.

KGH Centenary Wing

Kettering & District Lions club have donated £1000 to support the staff team of the cancer care unit at KGH who are raising money for a £21,400 state-of-the-art machine. This will place a catheter into patient’s veins for chemotherapy treatment,

using ultrasound to scan the size of the veins, and this will halve the time from 50 minutes to 25, during what can be a very stressful time in the patients lives.  

The staff, and their friends and family have arranged a fund raising challenge every month for a year, starting with a sponsored slim, using a weighbridge for their total weight. Our club are very proud to suppor this worthy cause.

We were pleased to be able to help the British Legion with their Poppy Appeal in November. Many thanks to the kind people of Kettering for their kind donations to this worth cause. Thanks also go to Morrisons supermarket for allowing us to collect in their store in Kettering.
3000 pairs of spectacles collected by Kettering Lions boxed & on their way to Chichester.On arrival they are sorted by Chichester Lions & forwarded to Medico in Le Havre for grading.Their final destination is to developing countries where they are much needed & appreciated by those unable to afford them.We are grateful for the support of Tesco Opticians,Specsavers,Vision Express,Asda,Fuller Church,Kettering Library,Cransley Hospice Shop & Gloucester Court.Thanks also to all those who kindly donated their unwanted spectacles. Thanks also to Parcelforce who deliver them free of charge.

 

Kettering Lions hosted a Zone Skittles Competition at The Britannia Club, Burton Latimer, the evening went well, Pam did a fantastic job organising the buffet, what a wonderful spread. Thankyou to Lions from Harborough 2012 and Corby for helping to make it a most enjoyable evening. The winner was John Aston and the runner up was Harborough 2012 President Paul Anderson.

Lion Narendra & his wife Saroj recently visited Johnny's Happy Place in Kettering where meals are provided for the homeless. Here they are presenting much needed ingredients to the value of £100 to Johnny's mother & sister.

www.johnnyshappyplace.com

 Lion Ivan presented Barry Hale with his Melvin Jones Fellowship plaque in recognition of his support for Kettering & District Lions club (see photo section). This award is the highest available for service to Lions. Over many years Barry has enthusiastically given of his musical talents at our Christmas parties for adults & children with specials needs. Well done and thank you Barry.

Lions get in-tune for fundraising Choir event

Kettering Lions exercised their vocal chords at the Cransley Hospice 'scratch' choir competition. They performed two classic songs at Kettering Salvation Army hall on Sat 8th Oct. Cransley Hospice were very grateful to all choirs involved and significant funds were raised on the night.

 

 

Kettering General Hospital Childrens Wards - Kettering Lions sponsor visiting magicians.

 

The club made a donation of £600 to POD Children's Charity, to provide sessions of magic & fun for children in Kettering General Hospital, in the photo from left are, Lion President Malcolm Harris, Matthew Garrett ( magician), Trisha Brigden (Play specialist at Kettering General Hospital) & Lion Keith Ogley. Malcolm Harris "I was really impressed by Mathew's performance, as he really entertains the kids who loved every minute and he ensured that they all had a balloon animal at the finish. "

BURTON LATIMER DUCK RACE: Lions Andy, Pam and Christine running a Tombola and childrens Lucky Dip on behalf of Kettering and District Lions at the Burton Latimer Duck Race on Sunday 26th June

Kettering Lions social event - Stamford Blue Badge Walk

Kettering Lions hit Stamford. All enjoyed a very informative tour talk around the picturesque town fo Stamford. The tour with Jill Collinge was enjoyed by all who took part, Jill has a website and she does tours of a few other places, its worth taking a look, the website address http://www.stamfordtours.co.uk

 

 

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  About the Club 

Kettering Lions are a friendly and active club with enthusiastic members. Kettering  Lions Club  always strives to fulfil the aims and objectives of Lions Clubs worldwide, which is for members to provide comfort and assistance to people less fortunate than themselves.

  The club welcomes men and women from all walks of life and has recently recruited several new members. As well as undertaking fundraising events Kettering Lions organise outings and events for the local community, including the much enjoyed Christmas parties for deserving Adults and Children. Summer events include a summer tea party for the elderly, adult summer disco, raffle collection (partly to raise money for the Air Ambulance), summer Family Fun Day and a fundraising 'race night'.

Please see the Contact Us  section (or call 0845 833 5862) for details of how to get in touch, would like to make a donation, and/or would like more information about Kettering Lions and joining our friendly club

Thought for the month:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito..."
Eastern Philosophy

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