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OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK FOR 2017/18

 

Some of the Many Charities that Chippenham Lions have Supported over the Past Year

 

The Lions Club of Chippenham are proud to have organised events to collect funds to donate to organisations and charities throughout the year; international, national and local.

During the last club year we were able to make donations at all these levels and, with your generous help and support of our many fundraising events, we have helped many individuals and charitable organisation with more than £34,000 of donations.

We always put highest priority in supporting causes and people who need help in our own local communities and generally we donate as and when required.  However, like last year, we also had a presentation evening for some of the donations to local causes.

The president is also able to nominate his own charities, and in 2017/18, The President’s Charities were chosen by Ted to be Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Young Carers.

 

Financial Support for individuals in the Local Community

By working ‘behind the scenes’ in the community we were pleased to be able to have helped individuals brought to our attention by local care professionals. Examples from the hardship cases we have been able to help included:

  • Therapeutic support for the mental welfare to a local military service veteran
  • Help with obtaining a lightweight wheelchair for a parent carer who has mobility difficulties
  • Help with moving a vulnerable cerebral palsy resident to new surroundings
  • Assistance to a Medical student who has been selected to participate in a service trip to Zambia to serve as a hospital volunteer
  • Assistance to a guide leader who has also been selected to participate in a service trip to Zambia to serve as a hospital volunteer
  • Assistance to a gap year student who has been selected to participate in a service trip to Costa Rica to volunteer on a farm project
  • Distribution of Message in a Bottle Kits

 

Hands-on Support in the Local Community

We have also been able to help in a more 'hands on' way with:

  • Christmas meals for those alone
  • A picnic day for the pupils of St Nicholas School
  • A PHAB Club outing to Weston-Super-Mare
  • Help with moving a bed for a disabled person
  • Help at Springboard Fun Day
  • Help with transport for a mother to visit her son at a care home
  • The Bob Cook Games (click here)

 

Support for Local Causes through the year

Donations were made as required and also at our Presentation Evening. A large number of local organisation received help from us over the year.  The list is long:

  • Ability Counts
  • Alzheimers Support
  • Autumn Thyme
  • Back on Track
  • Bobbyvan
  • Cafe Spero (a community cafe with a youth element)
  • Chippenham Debt Centre
  • Chippenham Foodbank
  • Chippenham Hospital League of Friends
  • Dorothy House
  • Falcons (Holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children in Wiltshire)
  • Gateway Chippenham
  • Kittiwake (for the resettlement of Syrian Refugees)
  • North Wiltshire Holiday Club
  • Olive Branch Counselling
  • Open Blue (Bus)
  • Relate (Mid-Wiltshire)
  • Rise Centre
  • Severn Freewheelers
  • SPLASH
  • Tom Metcalfe Centre
  • Transport for the Disabled
  • Waste Not Want Not
  • Wiltshire Mind
  • Wiltshire Portage
  • Youth Adventure Trust

 

Andrea James of ‘Young Carers’, Receives a Donation Presented by the Chippenham Mayor, Cllr Andy Philips

Support to National and International Causes

  • Marie Curie Daffodil Fund
  • Recycling of Spectacles for the third world
  • Blind Vetrans UK Centre
  • Support to the Lisa Findley Primary School in Ghana
  • LCIF (Lions Clubs International Fund)
  • LIBRA (Lions International Blood Research Fund)
  • Lions Eye Camp
  • Lions Edukit

 

The Financial Times has ranked the Lions as “the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.

Lions are proud of this recognition and are always ready to support causes and people in need in the local community and those far away who may have been struck by hardship or natural disasters. 

We are also proud that, through Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) - the Lions' organisation that provides links between Lions' Clubs all over the world, we are able to respond quickly and effectively in most countries of the world using locally based people already in the area to help communities and people in need.

If you would like to contact the Lions about their community service work then e-mail us on: 

communityservice@chippenhamlions.org.uk

 

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