Meetings

 

Fundraising and community events

  • Plans are underway for our 19th annual Family Funday held at Baytree Recreation ground every August Bank Holiday. We raise in the region of £2000-£3000 each year for our own charity as well as allowing other charities to have stalls and raise money for themselves.
  • Our annual Easter egg raffle raises around £800+ from sales held in local pubs and businesses within the Worle area by raffling large chocolate Easter eggs.
  • We also run a monthly fun quiz night at The Windsor Castle pub on the 1st Sunday of the month. Sandwiches are kindly provided by the pub at our halftime interval. This was raising around £125 per month but it has now increased to £160-£200 on average although we have topped this in August with £224 due to more teams and raffle sales. Anyone wishing to bring a team along is welcome, we meet at 7.30ish and start at 8pm and finish around 10pm. There is a £2.50 per person entry fee
  • March saw us assist with the local annual Daffodil collection in aid of Marie curie with members helping to collect at local supermarkets

Donations and Lions projects

  • Donations we regularly make include wash packs that are made up by friends of the club for patients who have no one able to bring in their own items, donations to the food bank, Somewhere to go  a charity for the homeless and other organisations. Throughout the year we receive many requests for help, these can be from children requiring assistance to attend Brownie/Guide camps, schools, sports groups, and individuals who are in need of help. All requests are considered
  • Each month used spectacles are collected and sent away to be sorted and recycled before being sent abroad to eye clinics in Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Any gold on the specs is used to raise funds to support projects for vision related events etc which clubs can apply for. We currently collect around 6000 Spec’s per year.
  • December saw our 5th annual Pensioners Christmas party. This year changes included members cooking a Christmas dinner instead of a buffet tea and entertainment provided by a local singer who entertained guests with popular songs from the 50’s and 60’s. It was lovely to see our guests up dancing or for those who were unable to do so just in joining in while in their seats.
  • In May we assist at the partially sighted bowls tournament held at Clarence Park Bowls Club, this see’s bowlers from around the British Isles attend a 4 day competition.  We help by guiding them to where the bowls have been placed when playing.
  • The flower tubs in Worle High Street are planted by members and friends of our club who kindly join us twice year to help
  • We assist with Christmas Shoe boxes appeal by the Samaritans Purse, currently spending £200 a year on top up items and helping to check boxes ready for delivery.
  • November see’s us help deliver tins and poppies to businesses and in store collections for the local poppy appeal as well as attending the Remembrance service in Worle.
  • Miller farm - a local home for autistic adults. We currently donate toiletries in the form of presents for 10 residents at Christmas who have no or very little family, these are delivered by Father Christmas usually at their party.

 

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