Alec Stephens Lion President for 2019-20

Alec Stephens - Lion President for 2019-20

It is with great pleasure I find myself at the helm of the Lions Club of Eastbourne for a second term.  Looking forward to the coming year it feels totally different because we have a different team driving the club forward with many new faces around the meeting room table.

Some of this year’s beneficiaries have had a nautical theme with the young Eastbourne Volunteer Life Guards known as “Rookies and Nippers” receiving just under £4000 & the Eastbourne Sea Cadets receiving £1000 for a new motor to enable them to manoeuvre their equipment around Sovereign Harbour.

The Clubs involvement in Heart Beat has moved on the next phase with regular checking on Public Access Defibrillators being instigated through the EBC Community Team lead by Julie Hickling. We are still supporting applications for match funding like the new community hall at Sovereign Harbour which will have a new PAD outside when the building opens in September.

This year we have dispensed with the Christmas Sleigh for two reasons.  One the vehicle we used to pull the sleigh is no longer available and secondly we don’t think it appropriate knocking on people’s doors in the dark unannounced.  I am really sorry if you’re disappointed that the Lions Santa is staying in the dry this year instead of coming down your street.  He will be in various supermarkets around the town spreading Christmas cheer and collecting for deserving causes in and around Eastbourne.

It’s going to be a great year!

Best wishes.

Alec Stephens

Eastbourne Volunteer Lifeguard Rookies and Nippers showing off the new equipment bought with the £4000 donated by

The Lions Club of Eastbourne 

One of our new members, Rob

And our oldest member Albert sponsoring another new member....This could be you!

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