Meetings

AMELIA, HER MUM AND VICE PRESIDENT SHEILA ROCKLEY

WE GAVE FINACIAL HELP TO  YOUNG AMELIA UPTON FOR A BARGE HOLIDAY WITH THE GUIDING GROUP. SHE SPENT SEVERAL DAYS ON A CANAL BOAT NAMED "SPIRIT OF GUIDING ". AMELIA CAME TO OUR CLUB MEETING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT IT. SHE GAINED SEVERAL BADGES FOR HER WORK ON THE BARGE INCLUDING COOKING, STEERING THE BOAT, CRAFTING AND WORKING THE LOCKS. SHE BROUGHT WITH HER AN ALBUM OF HER ADVENTURE. HER MUM, DAD AND YOUNG BROTHER JOINED HER FOR MORAL SUPPORT. 

PRESENTATION TO RVS

LION PRESIDENT KAREN YATES PRESENTED £250 TO RVS VOLENTEER CHRISTINE TAYLOR AND ANITA GREEN TO HELP TOWARDS THE PERCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR SEATED EXERCISES FOR THE ELDERLY, INFIRM,DISABLED AND SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA. SOME OF US WENT ALONG TO SEE ONE OF THE CLASSES

FURNESS YOUTH THEATRE

WE VISITED THE FURNESS YOUTH THEATRE AND PRESENTED THEM WITH A CHEQUE FOR  £325.00 TOWARDS EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR PRODUCTION OF 'THE RAILWAY CHILDREN'

. Furness Youth Theatre offers local youngsters the opportunities to take part in theatre directed by professionals to a high standard while encouraging the development of personal skills and confidence. the young people age from six to sixteen have learning difficulties and medical and social problems. 

Liz and Brian Loveless run this very worthwhile Youth Theatre and their son Chris Loveless is a Director of Production.

Lion Vice President Karen Yates presented the cheque along with Kions Terry Yates and Sheila Rockley

 

 

VISION SUPPORT CENTRE

WE HAVE VISITED THE NEWLY FORMED VISION SUPPORT CENTRE IN BARROW IN FURNESS TO PRESENT CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARL HODGE WITH A CHEQUE FOR £1200. MR HODGE GAVE US A TOUR OF THE BUILDING WHICH CONSISTS OF THREE FLOORS.IT IS A VERY IMPRESIVE CENTRE. THE EQUIPMENT WAS A DEVICE FOR SIX FIRE DOORS. WHEN THE FIRE ALARM GOES OFF PEOPLE HAVE 30SECONDS TO EVACUATE THE ROOM BEFORE THE DOORS CLOSE AUTOMATICALLY. THEY ALSO HAS A DROP IN CENTRE FOR ANYONE WANTING INFORMATION ON BENEFITS AND MOBILITY. 

LION VICE PRESIDENT KAREN YATES THE DEVICE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRE DOORS

LIONS DERRICK CONNELL  TERRY YATES JIM RHODES AND THE CHIEF EXECTUTIVE CARL HODGE

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PRESENTATION TO WALNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

LION PRESIDENT NICO LOUW PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR £500 TO DONNA ABENETHY A YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER. THIS MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS A  MUCH NEEDED LIGHTING SYSTEM

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In this Centenial year of Lions Clubs International Furness Lions Club  have donated £5000.00  for life saving equipment  in the Neo Natal department of  the brand new Maternity Unit at Furness General Hospital Barrow in Furness.

From left Lions Terry Yates, Bob Sharpe, Ted Rockley, and Derrick Connell,Heidi Bowron Charity Engagement Co-ordinator, Lion David Connell, Barbara Foster Acting Unit Lead, Lion Vice President Karen Yates, Denis Lidstone Non Executive Director,Lion Jim Rhodes and Wendy Hodgson Service Development Lead/Neo Natal Educator 

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WE HAVE JUST MADE A PRESENTATION  OF £600.00 TO  ST PAULS C OF E JUNIOR SCHOOL FOR T-SHIRTS TO  50  CHOIR MEMBERS AS THEY ARE ATTENDING A LARGE CHOIR EVENT IN MANCHESTER

The cheque was presented to the Head Mistress Ruth Webster by VP Lion Karen Yates also in the photo are Lion Jim Rhodes and PDG Lion Ted Rockley Welfare Co-ordinator

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A cheque was presented to the Chairman of The Barrow Male Voice 

Chior to help with their ongoing costs 

Lion President Nico Louw presenting the cheque

We have just purchased a Tricycle for a young girle who will be going to 6th form at Sandside School for the disabled She will now be able to to join in the many activities which involves bike rides into the countryside

Along with Courtney is her stup mum Julie with Lion Terry Yates Vice President Lion Karen Yates Lion Ted Rockley and on the bottom picture Lion Jim Rhodes

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DONATION TO DOWDALES SCHOOL

JANUARY 9 2017 OUR FIRST DONATION OF 2017 LION PRESIDENT JIM RHODES PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR £500 TO HELP TOWARDS EXPENSES FOR THIS YEARS EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO MALAYSIA. THERE ARE THIRTEEN STUDENTS GOING ON THIS CULTURAL TRIP AS WELL AS TAKING IN THE BEAUTFUL SCENERY.THEY WILL BE WORKING IN SMALL COMMUNITIES HELPING AND TEACHING

LION PRESIDENT JIM RHODES PRESENTING THE CHEQUE TO MR DAVID BOWNS TEACHER GOING ON THE TRIP

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Annual Sheltered Shopping at Asda

On Monday 28 November we held our annual Sheltered Shopping trip to Asda where between 60 and 70 elderly people from care homes in the Furness area came to buy their Christmas gifts. Furness Lions provided all the transport and organised students from Furness Accadamy to help the wheelchair bound people collect their shopping.Our thanks must go to Lion Treasurer Terry Yates for liaising with everyone concerned and for making the evening a success. Many thanks must go to Asda for providing gifts They also made a splendid buffet for everyone to enjoy after their trip round the aisles of the store.There was a choir from Ormsgill Junior School who sang Christmas Carols for an hour as the elderly people came into the store. Santa greeted everyone into the dining area and a great time was had by all

 

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Womens Community Matters

President Jim Rhodes presented a cheque for £500.00 to Ann Thompson Chair of Trustees to help with new equipment for an extended kitchen in the their meeting place. Womens Community Matters is an organisation helping women suffering from domestic abuse and mental health issues or feeling they struggle to cope with everyday life. The centre holds courses in personal development for 13 to 19 year olds. There are cooking sessions Keeping safe as well as general support and encouragement.

From Lto R:- Rebecca Rawlings, President Jim Rhodes, Ann Thompson Chair of trustees

and Lion Sheila Rockley. Bottom row Lto R :- Sam woolridge Project worker, Rhona Teale Fundraising Volunteer and Lion Karen Yates.

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WHEELCHAIR FOR KATIE

Lion President JIm Rhodes with Lion Sheila Rockley presented a cheque for £1500 to Annlouise and Shaun. This money goes towards a new wheelchair for their daughter Katie who is profoundly disabled.

SANDSIDE LODGE SCHOOL ULVERSTON

Lion President Jim's first presentation of his year in office gave a cheque for £1995.00 to Sandside Lodge School in Ulverston. Thiswas for a Soundbeam system which gives profoundly disabled youngsters the opportunity to make music by touching through the beam. 

The school asked other Lions to present certificates to individuals for their work throughout the year

Lion Doug with the students and their certificates

Lion Sheila presenting a certificate

Lions Ted Rockley Jack Gaffney and Doug Jefferson With Deputy Head Teacher and teacher Emma Ludlow and some students

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DONATION TO GEMMA CLARKE

Lion President Jim Rhodes along with Lions Sheila and Karen visited Gemma Clarke to present a cheque for £2000. This young 30yr old suffers from LUPUS a very debilitating condition which affects most of her vital organs . She is trying to raise £20.000. to have an extention built as she can no longer get upstairs.

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Junior Peace Poster Competition

A presentation has been made to Low Furness Primary School for three young pupils. Certificates were given to Sam Allison aged 9 Heather McKeller aged 7  and Oscar Sweeting aged 7 Two older pupils received a certificate for the school and a cheque was presented to the headteacher for £50.00 She said the money would go into the tuck shop fund.  The presentation was made by Lion President Ted Rockley Vice President Jim Rhodes and Lion Jeff Hair                                                                                    

 

PRESENTATION TO DALTON COMMUNITY TRUST

Lion President Ted and Lion Sheila presented a Cheque to Barry Doughty trustee of the Dalton Community Trust. The money is to go towards the computer room facilities. The Drill Hall was taken over seven years ago in which time Barry and volenteers have transformed it into a beautiful community centre for the people of Dalton and surrounding areas. At this present time the Police work from there as the Police Station was closed down also working from there are groups such as Jack and Jill paly group Wieght Watchers Parkinson group Youth Club Dance Tazia Army Cadets City of Joy Church Group and many more.

 

 

ROOSE PRIMARY SCHOOL YEAR SIX PUPILS

Leavers from Roose Primary School will enjoy three days in Manchester with activities including a trip to Old Trafford. Furness Lions donated some of the money towards their trip but most of the funds were raised by family and the school.

One of the policies of Lions Clubs International is to help the youth of today

Lions Doug Jefferson and Jim Rhodes presenting a cheque for £500.00 sponcership to Barrow Thorns under-16 girls basketball team members

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Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Trust - North West

Furness  Lions have donated £500 to Professor Christian Holscher who is doing research at Lancaster University into Alzeimers disease and Parkinsons disease. The Professor has been researching now for about 20 years. There is already a drug being tested in people with Alzeimers disease and will shortly be tested in people suffering fron Parkinsons desease

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Helping the Jack and Jill pre school  group with making an outdoor space for the children to play

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Collette McKenny aged 20 is embarking on a five week expedition to Borneo. She is receiving a cheque from President Ted to help her on her way. She will help care for endangered orang utangs and spend three weeks deep in the rainforest. She will give us an account of her work when she returns 

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SHELTERED SHOPPING EVENING

November 30 2015 saw our Sheltered shopping evening at our local Asda store where we invite people in residential and care homes to do their Christmas shopping. Young students from Furness Acadamy help with taking residents round the store. Asda Put on a lovely buffet for everyone afterwards.Our very own Santa with his helper was there to give out Christmas gifts again provided by Asda. The Cast Theatre Company from Furness were singing carols when everyone arrived which made the evening extra special. Our Lion did a great job instore with his collecting bucket and the Lions Ladies were there to give out tea coffee and soft drinks

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DECEMBER 2015

FURNESS LIONS HAVE DONATED £1000.00 TO THE FLOOD APPEAL IN CUMBRIA

VEST FOR LILY

We have donated £1000.00 to baby Lily who has cystic fibrosis and needs a special physiotherapy vest to help clear mucis from her lungs.

 

Furness Lions have donated £2000. to Gemma who is suffering from the very dibilitating illness LUPUS she needs to raise £20.000 for an extension to her house to give her some privacy and dignity

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