Press Release


Thursday 9th October was Lions World Sight Day and the Loughborough Lions Club marked it with a dual purpose event by kind permission of Carillon Court Shopping Centre with a display and fund raising event in the centre.

To ensure people save their sight, Lions encourage all to have regualr eye tests to enable the early detection of problems and receive early treatment.  Sight is such a precious sense to have.  If you have any doubts visit us in them in the centre and experience the various visual problems with adapted spectacles.  The Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Day and his wife Mayoress kindly agreed to attedn and see the effects of visual impairment on everyday shopping.  Lions welcome everybody to come and be convinced that regular eye tests are essential.  There will also be a collection point for the donation of unwanted spectacles and hearing aids which the Lions recirculate to help people in developing countries.

To help save lives Loughborough Lions are raising funds to purchase a defibrillator to be placed in the town centreand be available 24hours, seven days a week.  A defibrillator is used to resuscitate a person whose heart has stopped for whatever reason.  It can be used by any person who has been trained and can help save lives before emergency services arrive.  In these circumstances time is a critical factor in a person's recovery.  The Lions stall on the 9th also raised funds for this project.

So come and have a chat and support Loughborough Lions in their charitable service work.  All donations raised go to charity, the Lions take none for club expenses this all comes from the members.   

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