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Press Release from Lindsey Lodge Hospice

PHOTO: President of Winterton and District Lions Club Pauline Hollingworth (centre) is pictured presenting the cheque of £1,800 with (from left to right) Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths, Janet Button, Roger Duff, Patricia Hatton, Kate Conway and Maureen Georgiou.

Winterton and District Lions give Lindsey Lodge Hospice a £1,800 boost

A generous donation from Winterton and District Lions Club has helped Lindsey Lodge Hospice complete the second phase of the modernisation of its inpatient accommodation.

The cheque for £1,800 was handed over to Lindsey Lodge by representatives of the Club, including President Pauline Hollingworth, when they visited the Burringham Road Hospice to see how their money was being spent.

Pauline said: “Our Club covers all 13 villages in and around the town of Winterton and we have 36 members.  All of the money we raise from our fundraising events goes to local charities and deserving causes.

“We chose to donate the money raised at our 2017 Winterton Steam Rally to Lindsey Lodge Hospice, because it touches the lives of so many local people, including those of our own members and we wanted to support the important service that it provides.”

She added: “The Hospice celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and we need it to be here for the next 25 years and beyond, so we’re very proud to be donating this money to them.”

Lindsey Lodge Hospice provides care to people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement. It receives a small percentage of its funding each year from the NHS and relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £3.3 million it needs each year to continue to deliver its care in North Lincolnshire.

Thanks to the generosity of Winterton and District Lions along with a number of other community groups and individuals, the Hospice has completely refurbished its inpatient accommodation, including its six single ensuite rooms and more recently its four-bedded multi-occupancy accommodation, which has required significant re-design of the layout, covering access to the bathrooms, as well as some building work to enhance privacy.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “We’re extremely grateful to the Winterton and District Lions for their amazing support.

“With their help we’ve been able to refurbish our accommodation to a very high standard, bringing all our patients modern, state-of-the art facilities, in a safe and reassuring environment.”

For more information about Lindsey Lodge Hospice, please visit www.lindseylodgehospice.org.uk

 

 

Lions Message in a Bottle

We help the emergency services

message-in-a-bottle

Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple, but effective, way to keep essential personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – the fridge.

More than 5 million FREE Message in a Bottle kits have been distributed by Lions Clubs British Isles & Ireland in recent years to people with conditions such as diabetes, allergies, disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.

The bottles are supplied FREE of charge thanks to generous donations from the public and businesses.

Paramedics, police, fire-fighters and social services support this life-saving initiative and know to look in the fridge when they see the Lions Message in a Bottle stickers.

For further information and Bottles please contact Winterton and District Lions  details can be found on our 'Contact Us' page.

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Rucksacks for the Forge

President Paul Wain and Lion Carol Hewitt handing over the 10 rucksack to the Forge collected for the Lions Worldwide Week of Service to Fight Hunger and Poverty.

Each rucksack contained some warm clothing, snacks, thermos flask, spoon, woolley hat, scarves and gloves, toothpaste and brushes and items that may help lives of the homeless a little more tolerable.

This is an ongoing project so if you can help let us know.

Food Bank

One of the aims of Lions Internationals Centennial Celebrations is to improve homelessness and Poverty. 
As Winterton and District Lions  We have also put food bins in the local Tescos and Coop in Winterton to collect food to help with local families in need of a bit  of extra help in times of need and also the Forge who supply hot food 5 days a week to the homeless and people in need. This is an ongoing project with a drop off point at the Corner Stone, King street, Winterton. 
 
The team at the Foodbank.

This is an ongoing project so if you can help let us know.

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Scunthorpe Hospital Bravery Lions.

‚ÄčWith other clubs in the area we support the Bravery Lions scheme at Scunthorpe hospital where young children are presented with a 'Bravery Lion' to help make their stay in hospital more pleasent.

 

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Winterton Sculpture Trail

25th May – 14th September 2018

 

The Winterton Sculpture Trail is an exciting community arts project brought to you by lottery funded Winterton 2022, driven by a volunteer led committee of Winterton residents.

 

The trail consists of 26 Tractor and Owl Sculptures that have been created by Winterton Community Groups, Schools and Organisations; each one given a blank canvas to create their own piece of art on a stunning Sculpture, with the guidance of local artists Fiona Caley and Mandy Keating in a series of workshops.

 

The Winterton and district Lions Club were delighted to take be able to create our own Sculpture to form part of the Winterton Sculpture Trail.  Members of our group enjoyed taking part in a workshop with Fiona and Mandy to create a piece of art we are all incredibly proud of. Keep an eye out for our Sculpture when following the trail!

 

The 26 Tractor and Owl Sculptures will be on display around Winterton from Friday 25th May to Friday 14th September 2018. Sculptures are located in community hubs, and in gardens of Winterton residents. Two Sculptures are homed inside buildings but can be viewed from outside. An additional Doodle Sculpture is located at Winterton Library and is available for visitors to ‘doodle on’ throughout the trail. This Sculpture can only be accessed during the Library’s opening times.

Winterton 2022 ask that visitors do not encroach on private property and respect the gardens of residents who are kindly displaying sculptures, but most of all, enjoy the trail and share in the pride of the groups and individuals who have contributed to the artwork on display.

The trail is free and fun to follow at any time. You can download the Winterton Sculpture Trail Map for free on the Winterton 2022 website:http://www.winterton2022.org.uk/sculpturetrail/map 

Throughout the Winterton Sculpture Trail a series of exciting competitions will take place including the #SculptureWithASelfie monthly prize draw and the opportunity for children to design and create their own Tractor Sculpture using a free template that can be downloaded from the Winterton 2022 website.

At the end of the trail a selection of the sculptures will be available to purchase at an auction taking place on Saturday 22nd September at All Saints Church, Winterton, with proceeds of the sale going to local charities. The auction will take place at 2.00pm with doors opening at 12.00noon for a chance to view the sculptures ahead of the auction.

For more information about the Winterton Sculpture Trail visit winterton2022.org.uk and like and follow Winterton 2022 on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to the Winterton Sculpture Trail sponsors: Arksey School of Motoring, All Occasions Cars, The George Hogg, Smith and Walker Opticians, Diane Johnson Curtain Design and Soft Furnishings, Direct Commercial Vehicle Services ltd, 3Rs Autos, and Gilbert Baitson Auctioneers and Valuers.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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