Presentation Evening - 12th October 2015

Lion President Shirley Vaughan played host, this evening, to an audience including Lions Clubs members and representatives from various charities and other receipients that have benefitted from the work undertaken by the Telford Lions Club over recent months.

Lion Shirley started the evening by welcoming the guests and members and proceeded to explain a little about the Lions, and the big... and little things they do. The "Message in a bottle" project which aims to put a small bottle containing medical information into an easily accessible location within the homes of vulnerable people to assist medical professionals entering the property; a new venture aiming to massively reduce the loss of hearing aids of hospital patient and care home residents; how the many thousands of pairs of spectacles that Telford Lions Club collects are recycled and re-used in other parts of the world; and how planting 1000's of flower bulbs with the help of the school children will provide a visual spectacle in Muxton, come the spring.

Lion Shirley also presented a number of cheques as donations to organisations including youth groups, the arts, health, and international charities:

1st Wrekin Scouts plans to use the donation they received to assist with further renovations to the Scout hut in Hadley;

1st Wellington Boys Brigade and Girls Association will use the donation to help replace old and work out equipment;

Other donations were made to 1st Wellington Girls Brigade, The Wellington Literary Festival for the the sponsorship of the poetry competition, and Wellington Town Council for sponsorship of their photographic competition.

Health charities that benefitted this evening were St Johns Ambulance, Madeley Division; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; and Age UK who will use their donation for supporting befriending volunteers.

The international donations were made to Sight Savers, the Lions Measles Vaccination Campaign and Water Aid, all of which are very active in many third-world and developing countries.

To round the evening off, Lion Shirley presented a number of awards to members of Telford Lions including 10, 15 and 20 year long service awards, and made a very special presentation to the immediate Past President, Lion Steve Beach, of a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Lions Steve joins the ranks of those who have been chosen by their fellow members to received this, the most prestigious Lions award.

Telford Lions Club would very much like to thank all those that attended the evening.

Telford Lions Club are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist with their activities. We can only provide the services we provide with the help of volunteers. If you would like to know more about Telford Lions Club, please email us  -

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