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November 2016

Parkrun donation
  Wonderful appreciation of our latest donation - click link

We have had an AED (defibrillator) and lockable case donated to parkrun by the fantastic Wotton-under-Edge Lions.

We will have the AED at the start/finish line... of the parkrun each week. Whilst we very much hope that this will just be an expensive ornament that we never have to use, there have sadly been fatalities at other parkrun events. Parkrun has recently launched a campaign to get an AED at every parkrun and at least 5 lives have been saved by these AEDS.

The model we have is very straightforward to use, no training is required as it talks you through each step. However, we do hope to put on a short training event soon so that you can have a look at the AED and become familiar with it. Everyone will be welcome.

A huge thank you to The Lions for their kind funding of this vital piece of equipment.

Bearlands Play area

Proud to have donated £1,000 towards Bearlands Play Area target of £10,000. The Wotton under Edge Directory your referral was well timed.

Haiti Hurricane - Wotton Lions have donated £250 to support Lions in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew affected the entire Caribbean nation, destroying the western edge. More than 1,000 Haitians have perished and thousands have been left homeless. The Lions of Haiti quickly sprung to action. Haitian Lions have distributed 2000 relief kits to residents and are continuing to provide support.

 

Wow - to celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs countries are now issuing stamps....makes us realise and appreciate the organisation that Wotton is part of.

Wotton under edge Lions Club's photo.

 

October 2016

Pumpkin Art...

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September 2016

Yet more spectacles....Our collecting boxes contained another 254 pairs of glasses. Almost a 1000 pairs this year. Thank You.

Each year Lions send over 300,000 pairs to eye camps all over the world.

Willow Trust

Another beneficiary of our Beer and Bands evening is The Willow Trust. The Lions have donated £500 to support them. Each year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day on board with The Willow Trust

Medicins sans Frontieres

Proud to have donated £625 to the work of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

MSF exists to save lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most – in armed conflicts, epidemics, famines and natural disasters. All these situations call for a rapid response with specialised medical and logistical help.

August 2016

Italian Earthquake

We will be in the street on Saturday morning with our buckets, collecting funds in aid of Italian Lions Earthquake relief. Thanks for supporting us - we collected £366 this morning it will be used by Italian Lions in local area of the quake

Synwell Playing Field

Great to be able to support Synwell Playing Field with donation of £252 to match their efforts at their July fundraiser. Our donation will help towards the upkeep and replacement of new play equipment.

July 2016

I know we are Lions BUT someone gave us a Bear....We manned the entrance for Nibley Vintage show and took the opportunity to raffle the bear.

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Become a Lion

No prizes - no free gift. Just the opportunity to make a difference and help our community. Message us to learn how you can be a Lion

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June 2016

100% of what we raise goes to good causes - our members cover all admin costs

If you have ever put a coin in a collection, supported one of our projects, attended an event we’ve organised or been involved with Lions Clubs in any way - thank you.

We are proud to help at the heart of local communities with every penny collected going direct to good causes. Not one penny is spent on administration as any running costs are funded by members.

Lions in District 105W have recycled over 50,000 pairs of no-longer-wanted spectacles in this year - can you help us do more? Message us for details of your nearest Lions Collection point

New Member

Welcome to Simon - our newest member joined the Lions at our June meeting.

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May 2016

Just sent off 475 pairs of spectacles and 5 hearing aids that have been recycled in our collecting boxes around the town. Thanks for your support

Its almost summer.......

JUL16
Sat 8:00 · Conygres Scout Camp

 

April 2016

Thanks to all who support our weekly Meat raffles at The Star Inn. We raised £275 in April

Thanks for supporting our street collection for Wotton in Bloom. we raised £251.20. They do a great job in making the town look wonderful

Agreed donation of £500 to Wotton Hockey Club to purchase two junior sets of kit.​​

Wow - £1179 profit from this years Easter Egg raffles. Thanks if you bought a ticket - it's events like this that make our work possible.

March 2016

Our donation to the Wotton Scout Group purchased two camp cookers plus a camp fridge.

March 2016

Good to see so many at the Bournestream Trust clean up day. Great donation from Tetbury Lions Club £1000

March 2016

Somebody had to wear the hats......raised £237 for Marie Curie

March 2016

Women became official members of Lions Clubs International in 1987. By 2015, approximately 27 percent of Lions were women. Read “The Lions’ Pride Expands” in this month’s LION Magazine and learn how women have become an integral part of our growing organization. Read the Touchstone Story here: http://lion.ly/YYKnK ‪#‎LIONS100‬

February 2016

Donated £500 towards the The Star Inn fundraising for CLIC Sargent - enabled Lita to hand over £1028 from her Christmas Hamper draw

December 2015

£33,000 towards flood relief

Lions Clubs in the UK have committed £33,000 to help those affected by the current floods.

We have 17,000 active members belonging to 900 local clubs who will ensure the money is spent where it is needed.

Not one penny is spent on administration as Lions club running costs are funded by members.

December 2015

Happy Christmas

November 2015

Small Club - Big World.
As a club we support our local community projects and sometimes we forget we are part of the worlds biggest service organisation. 1.4 million members and growing

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November 2015

Interested in helping our community. Come and join us. info@wottonlions.org

November 2015

Pleased to support Wotton Scouts Group with donation of £580 to replace their pioneering poles and to provide new camp kitchen equipment. Supporting Youth in our community

November 2015

Great to see so many people turn out for the Remembrance Parade and Service

November 2015

Agreed donation £250 to Sightsavers. UK Aid matched our donation increasing the amount to £500.

There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness could be prevented or cured. That’s 31.2 million people who are blind when it could have been avoided.

October 2015

Agreed a donation of £500 to Wotton Rovers FC towards youth team kit and to support their community activities.

October 2015

Great October social weekend at Hope Cove.

October 2015

Wotton has donated £500 to LCIF our charitable foundation.

With 46,000 clubs and over 1.4 million members we are the world's largest service club organisation. Lions are able to respond to major disasters through local lions clubs.

Lions In Turkey and Greece are providing relief materials to refugees near the Greece/Turkey border. Nearly 2,000 refugees have received food and other supplies

http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2015/09/25/lions-and-lcif-are-addressing-the-refugee-crisis/

September 2015

Just made a donation of £200 towards the work of Freewheelers EVS who do a great job providing a free out-of-hours service to our local hospitals

 
September 2015

It’s not perfect but so much better that before. The Lions painted the Old Town Toilets this weekend. Thanks to Jill Tebb representing Wotton Chamber of Trade. Also to Old Town resident Ann Fitzjohn. Saw us working and came and gave a hand. 

 
August 2015
Our latest project - Painting Old Town Toilets. Well someone has to........
It was pointed out to us that Wotton is looking great with the hanging baskets and the new welcome sign to the town but is let down by the state of the public toilets, used by visitors to the town in Old Town. No problem - The Lions will be painting the exterior in early September

August 2015 Beer and Bands

Thanks to all our supporters of this years Beer and Bands. We appreciate your support

Renishaw
Bear Street Garage
Yate Supplies...
Rio Pools
Cotswold Health Products
Simon Biggs
Clifford Davies
J Cole DIY
Chipping Manor Dentist
Cotswold Edge Carpets
Pat Cooper Plastering
Wotton Tyres
6 Market Place
Avonshire Vehicle Repairs
Bradley Garage
Dave Ayres Car Sales
Railway Tavern
Car Clinic

July 18th Music at Conygres - Beer and Bands

Beer and Bands at Conygres, tickets from Bear Street Garage. Organised by Wotton Lions and funds to local charities. Shuttle mini bus on the night to and from Old Town. 

 

Jan 15 - New Cinema Advert

Wotton Cinema have agreed to show our new advert prior to their normal showings. The purpose of the advert is to engage with the local community and ensure that Lions continue to make difference. The club appreciates the support of Cinema managing director Gareth Negus - for making this happen

 

Oct 14 - Wotton Lions give away £4,000

At their September meeting members of Wotton under edge Lions Club were proud to welcome representatives from Cotswold Care, Bournstream Trust, Wotton Scout and Guide Group and Willow Trust.  They were there to collect donations from the Lions who had agreed to donate £1000 to each of the organisations from their recent fundraising activities.  Lion President Tony Haworth said “the Lions recognise the great work in supporting the community carried out by all these organisations and we are proud to be able to help”

One of the beneficiaries was the local Scout and Guide group, who have an agreement with the Lions club to allow them to use the facilities at Conygres. Group Presdent Ken Tucker said “The Lions approached us a few years back and asked if they could use the site to stage their annual Beer and Bands fundraising evening.  Recognising the support that the Lions give to Youth activities we were happy to help – in return the Lions have made significant donations that have enabled us to develop our outdoor activity centre.  The partnership benefits us all”

The other donations were to the Bournstream Trust which operates the outdoor adventure play area for children with special needs.    Thanking the Lions, Howard Thorp from the trust said “the donation from the lions will fund the printing of our new leaflet by the Bristol artist who designed & painted our unique play house murals – this is sent out to new families joining the play site & addressed to the disabled child themselves to welcome & engage them”

The Willow Trust has now begun its twenty fourth season of providing relaxing and inspiring days on the waters of the Sharpness Canal for disabled and seriously ill children and adults with their carers. “Operating our two fully wheelchair accessible boats is expensive and every penny needs to be raised to keep them afloat” said Liz Rowland. “We appreciate the efforts the Lions make in raising these valuable funds”

Completing the evening was a donation to the Cotswold Care Hospice. This was one of the earliest charities that the Lions supported and Marilyn Mapstone accepting the cheque commented “the support we get from all the Lions Clubs in the area makes a difference 

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Oct 14 - Wotton Lions launch penny campaign

Proving that every penny makes a difference, the Lions Club of Wotton under Edge is giving away shiny new coins with a simple message – we make it count.

Every penny raised by the 17,000 members of Lions Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland goes direct to good causes, with not one penny spent on administration, which is funded by Lions members. 

The new campaign shows how this focus on caring about every penny benefits local communities. “We’re giving away pennies to get across how money generously donated to Lions Clubs adds up to make a real difference,” explains Tony Haworth, President of Wotton under Edge Lions Club. “With no admin costs deducted, we’re able to make the additional money we raise really count with the good causes we support in our local community.”

Members of Lions Clubs help local communities through fund-raising and organising events such as the local Scouts and Guide with funding toward the facility at Conygres, Support for the new Skate Park at New Road and the Bournstream Trust playground. They also support major projects that address health, youth and sight issues affecting local communities throughout the world.

Another way Lions Clubs make a difference is through partnerships with organisations that are struggling for volunteer support. For example, last year, Lions Clubs supported the Families Programme at the Special Olympics GB national games; this Summer, help is being provided at the national games of the English Federation of Disability Support in Warwick, and in 2015, Lions Clubs will be involved as partners with Cerebral Palsy Sport at the World Games being held in Nottingham.

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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