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Xmas 2014

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Tesco Manager, Stuart Bourn, centre, is pictured making the Raffle draw for the Hamper (Lions Club of St. Austell President Geoff Kaye on left, Father Christmas on right!) It was presented to winner Alison Battleday at her home in St Austell.

The Xmas Float with our ladies team glowing under the Christmas Lights!

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DIABETIC AWARENESS
The Lions Clubs of Cornwall stage a Diabetic Awareness Project on the 4-5 & 6th June 2015 at the Royal Cornwall Show near Wadebridge. The Clubs of Cornwall have a Marquee adjacent to the Dog Show Ring which is located at the far East end of the ground nearest Wadebridge. Our project has between 1200 and 1500 visitors over the three days, with on average approx 10% are potentially  diabetic. These potentially diabetic sufferers are referred to their GP. By screening our visitors at least one person each year is confirmed by their GP to be severely diabetic. Early diagnosis allows treatment either via dietary control or medication preventing the onset of further complications in later life including blindness and organ failure. Why not come along to the Show and meet our Lions from all parts of Cornwall?


Lions Clubs last year at the Royal Cornwall Show

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USED STAMP COLLECTION
Used stamps saved for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Children's Hospice South West are always delighted to receive our freely donated stamps. We are alway looking for family, friends and neighbours to help spread the word and collect the used stamps from everyday postal items. Collecting especially around Birthdays and Christmas soon help fill an old envelope. If you are a business or private person why not spread the word and stop throwing away those postal letters etc in the bin and start saving them. I would love to hear from anyone willing to help collect used stamps and I will arrange collection. Any stamps collected  are sold to collectors worldwide. For more details contact Lion Barry Merrifield via email barrym08@yahoo.co.uk

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UNWANTED SPECTACLE COLLECTION
Lions throughout the world have targeted ways to assist the blind and partially sighted. One method is to collect unwanted Spectacles. They are forwarded free of charge by Parcel Force to the Lions Club of Chichester. The spectacles are then graded and shipped to the developing world. If you have any unwanted spectacles please contact Lion Barry Merrifield at barrym08@yahoo.co.uk who will arrange collection.

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SILENT AUCTION & HOG ROAST

This new event raised a total of £1,005 for three local worthy causes: R N L I, Cornwall Blind Association and Cornwall Hospice Care. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSxJXUygzY&feature=share

Another Silent Auction is planned for Fricay October 2nd 2015 at St Austell Cricket Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL DISABLED GALA

Each December the club together with PAID (Polkyth Activities and Interests for the Disabled) have a Christmas Gala at the local Sports Centre for 200 persons, Providing food, entertainment, music for dancing, face-painting and Santa with his sack of presents

TRAIL CLEANING

Members take a photo break!

Members take a breather after cleaning our section of a local leisure trail. It is cleaned every 2 months and is used by many cyclists and walkers throughout the year

 

DUCK RACES

Each year, July and August is the time for our weekly Duck Races on the St Austell River. It is a great fundraising event, enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

Start of Race

Finish Line!

TWINNING

2015 is the 30th year of our very successful Twinning with Pornichet Lions Club in Brittany. It has led to lasting friendships and family exchanges, as well as Lions and their families experiencing life in another country, culture and language. Each year we raise funds for a joint International project.

Original Twinning 1985 - Mayor of Restormel pictured with Presidents Roger Trenerry of St Austell, and Maurice Gillotin from Pornichet

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