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Did you know that 100% of funds collected from the public are returned to the local and/or the international community through our donations.

 

Recently Reddich Lions celebrated the 100th Anniversay of Lions Clubs International with a fancy Tea Party for senior citizens.

We enjoyed doing this and they enjoyed coming along for tea, sandwiches and cakes. 

Lion Club President Wendy Pettifier with the oldest attending pensioner age 96

 

 

 

 

 

A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO THE 

REDDITCH GREEN FAIR AND FUN DAY ON

JUNE 18, 2017.  

We had a "Great Time"- Hope you did also.

This was a partnership event brought to you by the

Redditch Borough Council 

and the Redditch LIons Club

THANKS FOR BRINGING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND HAVING LOTS OF FUN AND ENJOYING YOURSELVES 

SEE THE PHOTOS ON OUR WEB PAGE 3 FOR THIS EVENT

 

REDDITCH LIONS AT THE

ENTACO - STUDLEY FAIR - JULY 2017 

 

 

 

Redditch Lions Club recently held a get together BBQ

where the outgoing 2016 -2017 President Carole Andrews handed over the gavel and chain of office to our new

2017 - 2018 Lions President Wendy Pettifer.

 

 

 

 

 

NEPAL  WATER APPEAL 

ON May 1st & again on May 15th 2015

REDDITCH LIONS RAISED OVER £2000 to aid the Earthquake stricken country of NEPAL. 

 

 

We thank the many contributors who were so generous & answered our appeal. 

OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE KINGFISHER CENTRE WHO PROVIDED US WITH THE SPACE WHICH ENABLED US TO DO THE TWO COLLECTIONS FOR OUR "LIFESAVER JERRY CAN WATER APPEAL". 

 

OUR TOTAL SO FAR IS IN EXCESS OF £2,000 AND THERE IS MORE COMING IN DAILY!

If any company or individual wish to add to the above total we are still taking donations for many months to come. This appeal will continue into the future as the rubble is cleared and the people begin to make a comeback, they will still need Water, Shelter Food and Basic Human supplies in order to survive for many months to come.  Our fellow Lions in Nepal are doing whatever they can to assist with help coming in from around the g;obe.  Please support our efforts 

 

1st Cub Scouts Give £119.00 to LIONS NEPAL WATER APPEAL

Redditch Lions gave a demonstration of the LIFESVER JERRY CAN to 1st Cub Scouts in Greenlands Redditch. Our thanks go out to all the cubs who gave so generously so that children in Nepal will have clean drinking water 

100% of all these specific donations go to helping

the people of NEPAL. 

 

Please add to the above figure by sending your donations to

Redditch Lions 1 Moorcroft Close, Callow Hill, Redditch B97 5WB 

Marked the cheque for the NEPAL Water Appeal



 

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED COLLECTIONS FOR 2014 

Once again we were out collecting for the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal.

Thanks to all the people who gave at both sites we were able to raise again this year 

£ 1,025.00  

We were at the Redditch B & Q store collecting for the BBC Coin Car

which all the local Hereford and Worcester Lions Clubs supported this year.

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Then again on the 14th of Nov we were in the beautiful newly renovated

Kingfisher Shopping Centre

where we did our normal collecting on the day. 

Thank You Redditch! Redditch Lions once again had a super day collecting for the BBC Children in Need. Our 27th year. We collected £1,025 pounds today.

 




 

Lion Phil Lawrence re-filling the Message in a Bottle Display at Rolands Chemists 

A Life Saver

Providing a much needed service to the local community

Lions Clubs throughout the UK are promoting a health initiative that enables people to keep their personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – THE FRIDGE..  Redditch Lions are leading this initiative in, known as 'Message in a Bottle' (MIAB) in Worcestershire.

This scheme is FREE to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs or collapse and be found unconscious in their own home  This scheme can therefore benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum, it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you, your emergency contacts and tell whether you have special medication or allergies.  It is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users, their friends and families.

Getting a bottle -- Bottles, which are free of charge, can normally be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries. The accompanying picture shows just such a chemist, Rowlands of Church Green East, Redditch.  Many other chemists throughout Redditch and Studley areas, are helping the Lions to promote the scheme and will be only too happy to supply a bottle to a customer.

Thanks to a number of other organisations, you may also find that you can obtain a bottle through your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group, Age Concern, Council Offices, Housing Associations and many other places. In the Redditch area alone, Club members have distributed just over 7,000 bottles.  In Worcestershire 12,000 plus and in the UK and Ireland, over 5 million. If you are unable to find a Bottle at either your GP surgery or chemist, please contact Redditch Lions Club on 0845 833 5914.

 

 

 




"Ride for Rory"

THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART IN THE FAMILY FUN RIDE FROM THE ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL TO THE WORCESTER ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL AND FOR TAKING PART IN THE LIONS FUN RUN AROUND ARROW VALLEY COUNTRSIDE LAKE, WHICH BENEFITTED THE RORY THE £1.6 MILLION ROBOT APPEAL & PROSTATE CANCER UK. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

"RORY THE ROBOT"

PLEASE SEE THE

WORCESTERSHIRE ACUTE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST WEB SITE.

http://www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/about-us/fundraising/latest-events-and-appeals/rory-the-robot

 

WITH RORYS' ASSISTANCE, PATIENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM LESS PAIN AND REDUCED COMPLICATIONS BECAUSE RORY FEATURES A MAGNIFIED 3D HIGH-DEFINITION VISION SYSTEM AND SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS THAT BEND AND ROTATE FAR GREATER THAN THE HUMAN WRIST. RORY ENABLES THE DOCTOR TO OPERATE WITH ENHANCED VISION, PRECISION, DEXTERITY AND CONTROL.

 

 


PEACE POSTER WINNER in REDDITCH FOR 2013 

Every year the Lions International holds a world wide competition for 9 -11 years old children to create a poster of what they think peace in the world isall about. Once again in 2013 the Redditch Lions asked local Redditch art teachers in various middle schools to have their pupils compete in this compitition. Local LIons then sellect a winner from these submissions and it is entered into a district wide competition. We are happpy to report that our local winner was from the Birchensale Middle School. The winning poster is shown below. Congratulation Anya!

Lion Mike Andrews with 2013 Peace Poster Contest Winner Anya SmithMr & Mrs Smith are the Proud Parents of Anya who won the Redditch Lions Peace Poster Competition for 2103




Thanks for  Joining with us we all had a

FABOULOUS DAY OUT AT THE GREEN FAIR / FUN DAY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Lions  BEE POSTER DISPLAY in REDDITCH LIBRARY Lots of posters to choose from - Vote for your favourite @ the Redditch Library.

2014 Environmetal Poster / Art display in the Redditch Library

Make sure you vote for your favorite !  




 

 

mariecurie

Lions Clubs across Great Britain support Great Daffodil Appeal

Members of Lions Clubs across Great Britain are supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Care Dafodil Appeal with fund-raising collections during March. Every penny collected by Lions Clubs will be used in local communities helping to provide free nursing care to terminally ill patients in their own homes and Marie Curie hospices.

Click here to read the full story: Lions partnership with Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal 2014

Lions Disaster Relief for Super Typhoon Haiyan

Lions relief efforts in storm-ravaged areas of the Philippines.  

REDDITCH LIONS COLLECTED IN THE REDDITCH KINGFISHER CENTRE ON DECEMBER 9th TO HELP TO SUPPORT THE UK AND IRISH LIONS AND THE LCIF WORLD WIDE APPEAL FOR HELP IN SUPPLYING  15 MILLION LITRES WORTH OF LIFESAVER WATER PURFICATION JERRY CANS TO BE SENT TO THE PHILIPPINES.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS. 

 

Please see the attached blogs for more information

Photos of Aircraft being loaded with Lions Labeled LIFESAVER Jerry Cans at East Midlands airport 

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Aid-Philippines-loaded-East-Midlands-Airport/story-20093974-detail/story.html#ixzz2l5E2fZxi

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=603507696351536&set=pb.217682831600693.-2207520000.1385388837.&type=3&theater

 

 

LCIF BLOGS of Other Aid Being Sent by LIONS Worldwide. 

http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2013/11/08/lions-disaster-relief-for-super-typh

http://lionsclubs.org/blog/lionsrelief-for-typhoon-haiyan/

 




REDDITCH LIONS CHILDREN-IN-NEED UP DATE

On Friday 15th. November 2013, the Redditch Lions Club as usual at this time of year were collecting in the Kingfisher Centre for the BBC annual Children in Need Appeal. From 9:00 am. until 5.00 pm. 

The photo below is of three of the young helpers who were at the Redditch Lions Children in Need booth today at the Redditch Kingfisher Centre. A huge thanks goes to out to to these three beautiful children and to the hundreds of others who stopped by and donated to the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2013. 

All in all, the result from this years collections were in line with the previous years that the Reddich Lions have been running this local appeal and a big thank you goes out to all the citizens of Redditch who gave to Children in Need. We were very happy to see so many of the Clubs' regular supporters, who at this time of year, come and donate their own private collections for the appeal to our own.

The photo below is of some of the Redditch Lions who donated their time and efforts to collecting for the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2013 at the Kingfisher Centre in the Redditch Town Centre. 

This years collected amount will be in the region of £ 1,123.00   

WELL DONE REDDITCH !

 

 





The Lions Young Ambassador Scheme

is coming to Redditch*

REDDITCH Lions Club is bringing The Lions Young Ambassador scheme to the town.

The aim of the scheme, which operates throughout Europe, is to recognise, encourage and support young people who are actively involved in the welfare of the community, supporting the best of our Lions’ ideals. In previous years, candidates have been involved in helping young and older people, disabled, able bodied and disadvantaged and have organised projects in conservation, crime prevention, promoting healthier lifestyles, hospital radio and other initiatives. The scheme is offically titled LIONS YOUNG AMBASSADOR OF THE 21st CENTURY.

This scheme acknowledges the work of young people working as volunteers and gives them the recognition they deserve.  It boosts their self esteem, their confidence in themselves and highlights the charities and volunteer groups with which they are involved.

The scheme was first organised in 1974 as the Lions Youth Award, and has grown in stature across the UK and Europe over the years.

It has long been acknowledged as one of the foremost recognition schemes for young people and has enjoyed substantial sponsorship from some of the world's major corporations such as Forte, Lloyds TSB and Reuters.

AdChoices

Redditch Lions are looking for young people between the ages of 15 and 18 who demonstrate particularly strong personal commitment, enthusiasm and work ethics with potential leadership qualities within their community.      

The award is made to the candidate who demonstrates a particularly strong personal commitment and enthusiasm in their community, but who, in the opinion of the judges, would benefit from the opportunity to develop their confidence and leadership skills even more.


To find out more about the scheme, contact Redditch Lions Club on free phone 0845 833 5914 and a member of the club will explain in more detail what is required to participate.

* Reprinted in part from Redditch Advertiser July 30 2013

 




REDDITCH LIONS supports the SADS UK Charitiy and come together to place lifesaving equipment into Birchensale Middle School. 

Life saving equipment was recently donated thanks to the genosity of Redditch Lions Club, whose members decided to step in to help after they heard of Mrs and Mrs Robert Underwood’s efforts at the SADS UK Charity (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) and to putting this life saving equipment into all UK schools.

Robert Underwood of SADS UK, Bill Southworth of Redditch Lions present Tim Jones of Birchensale Middle School with the new life saving equipment

Tim Jones, Deputy Head of Birchensale Middle School, learns how to operate the new life saving equipment from                 Bill Southworth of Redditch Lions and Robert Underwood of SADS UK. 

The automated external defibrillator is easy to use by the layperson, providing voice prompts to the rescuer.  For more information about putting a defibrillator somewhere in the community, call Anne Jolly, SADS UK, on 01277 811215, email info@sadsuk.org or visit  www.sadsuk.org.




 

Donation made to Alex Hospital in memory of Redditch Lions Club member*

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Norma Elliott, Lynn Dale, specialist nurse practitioner - respiratory and Bill Southworth, president of Redditch Lions ClubNorma Elliott, Lynn Dale, specialist nurse practitioner - respiratory and Bill Southworth, president of Redditch Lions Club

The Redditch Lions Club paid a visit to the Alexandra Hospital recently to donate three nebulisers to the respiratory team in memory of long-standing member Lion Ken Elliott.

Mr Elliott passed away a few months ago following a series of conditions including breathing problems. As a way to give back to the local community, the Lions have donated the essential equipment to help hospital staff care for more patients in the future.

Bill Southworth, Redditch Lions Club president said: “We are happy to be able to donate this equipment in memory of Ken, who was an outstanding Lion for many years." "We know that Lion Ken would be very proud of this donation to the Alex in his name". 

"This is just one of several ways that we give back to the local community the cash donations that come to us from the public via many different collection events". 

Lynn Dale, Specialist Nurse Practitioner of the Respiratory Unit at the Alex, said "Nebulisers are used on paitents who are extrememly breathless. These patients are often brought in in emergencies and are unable to use their inhalers to take their medicines. There is no fundig for nebulisers, so we are extremely grateful to the Redditch Lions. Their donation means we can help more paitents recover from the asthma attack or chest infection they are suffering with.

* Reprinted from Redditch Advertisier May 30, 2013.

 

 

 




Redditch Lions  - "SPERNALL ASH"  DUCK RACE  

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 the Redditch Lions poured about 2,000 numbered yellow plastic ducks into the River Arrow beside Studley Cricket Club and let them float freely down stream.

The first duck to cross the finishing line was the winner of the group’s annual duck race and the sponsor of that lucky duck received the grand prize of £ 150.00. Second place earned the prize of £100 and third place £50.00. There were also awarded prizes for “ALSO SWAMS” which were donated prizes from various local businesses and residents.

The race, always starts at noon (rain or shine), is proving to be quite popular and becoming a major event for the club, which carries out a number of community events within Redditch.

Also on the day there were various entertainments including rides for children, a coconut shy, electronic laser clay shooting as well as food and drinks from the cricket club.

Tickets to hire a duck were obtained for £1 each throughout the summer months at various local fairs and some businesses and were available up until the day before from the Co-Op Supermarket in Studley.

A marvelous time was had by all local residents attending this fun filled event. All proceeds from this yearly event have gone to the Redditch Lions’ Welfare Fund.

HISTORY OF THE STUDLEY DUCK RACE!

Duck Racing in Spernall Ash is an established story. Many years ago, Farmer Graham Cleeton managed to train 80 ducks to swim from their home at Spernall Hall Farm to feed at Spernall Lane Bridge. The inaugural race was duly arranged, drawing crowds of spectators, raising lots of money for charity, gaining the attention of TV and local media. 

In 1980, Studley Lions club repeated the event, but this time using a more manageable plastic variety of duck. This race was a great success, raising cash for local causes and loads of fun for the spectators.

In this spirit, Redditch Lions (having amalagated with the Studley Lions) revived the race in 2009, and have been running it again in all the years since. Redditch Lions regularly support local charities such as Friends of the Alexandra Hospital, Acorn Children's Hospice, Where Next, First Responder's and other local charitable requests. We also assist in collections for the BBC's Children in Need Appeal, Macmillan Nursing,  Primrose Hospice and the Red Cross. 

 




REDDITCH LIONS ROAR IN TO HELP

LOCAL 999 NHS TRAINED 

FIRST RESPONDERS

WITH NEW RAPID RESPONSE CARS

Redditch President Bill Southworth and Lion Dave Beech presents keys to Studley First Responder Kevan Skidmore & Martin Barry

Redditch Lions Club have recently taken on a project of supporting the NHS Community First Responders Ambulance volunteers.

The Community First Responders Scheme operates under the supervision of the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). The scheme consists of a team of volunteers who are trained by the WMAS to a nationally recognized level in emergency first aid and provide life saving treatment to people in their local community with a rapid response time.

In many illnesses and injuries, the first few minutes of treatment are crucial. For instance, after a patient has collapsed following a cardiac arrest, every minute that a defibrillator is not used, the chance of survival is reduced by 7 – 10%. The First Responders, controlled by the ambulance 999 service, cover the areas within around a 5 mile radius of their base.

However, the Teams are 100% volunteers and rely completely on the support and generosity of the people within the community to fund the service. They receive no salary and have to supply their own uniforms and equipment, including vehicles and fuel.

At present the Redditch Lions are supporting two teams of "First Responders" that cover the entire Redditch area.

  • Studley First Responders: (Studley once had it's own Lions Club) have a fully NHS trained team of full time volunteers that operate 24/7 and over the last 12 months, have responded to in excess of 1000 emergency 999 calls.

Having first encountered the Studley First Responder Team at a local Fête, a Club member, Lion Dave Beech, proposed to the Club that it should consider some means of supporting them by supplying funds to purchase sorely need equipment. It was decided to make it a long term project and continue donations and equipment over the forthcoming years. At the same time as this decision was taken, an ex-NHS fast response ambulance car was up for decommissioning at an extremely low cost of £1200. This car complete with blue and yellow decals, defibrillator, emergency radio equipment, lights etc, was immediately purchased and handed over to the Studley Community First Responders at a fund raising event just before Christmas in 2011. (see attached photo).

The car is now in full operation and carries the Lions logo, front and back, plus wording that it was donated by Redditch Lions Club. Excellent PR, not only for the Club, but Lions Clubs generally. So excellent in fact, that displaying the car and Redditch's support of the scheme at one of the supermarkets at Christmas, an anonymous donor, after talking to Club members, purchased and donated a second car to be made up to a rapid response level. This car has also gone into full operation and another volutneer has passed their final exams so true shift patterns can now be introduced. Up to now, each of the current three full time volunteers, have had very little personal time.

  • In the latter part of 2012 the Redditch Lions club also started supporting the "Redditch First Responders" who are also NHS trained and are curently operating out of the Redditch Town Centre. This support from the Lions has taken the form of a cash donation to assist the Redditch First Responders with their operating costs. 

 

 



REDDITCH GIRL, AGE 11 WINS LOCAL AND

DISTRICT PEACE POSTER CONTEST IN 2011-2012 

 

Every year the Lions International holds a world wide competition for 9 -11 years old children to create a poster of what they think peace in the world is all about. Once again in 2011 we asked local Redditch art teachers in various middle schools to have their pupils compete in this compitition. Local LIons then sellect a winner from these submissions and it is entered into a district wide competition. We are happpy to report that our local winner was from the Berkinsale Middle School was also selected as the District 105 M winner and went on to represent our district in the national contest.  The winning poster is below. 

 

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