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LIONS CLUB OF FAIRLOP
As part of the world’s largest service organisation, Lions Clubs International (LCI), the Lions club of Fairlop is based in Essex in the borough of Redbridge. The main activities of the club is to raise funds on a continual basis to donate to charities and other deserving good causes in addition to providing any service to the community that may be needed. Supporting projects abroad and in the UK, our motto is ‘we serve ’and our remit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Voted as the best non-governmental organisation by the Financial Times in 2007, LCI currently has a membership of 1.3 million members in around 45000 clubs in over 200 countries around the world and is playing a crucial and integral role in humanitarian aid. Responding to major disasters around the world with funding and physical help, it is at the forefront of charitable aid. It is active in all aspects of relief across a wide range of areas which include teaching life skills to children; hearing projects; the preserve of our water, land and air; and bringing the world together through exchange programs and health missions often in conjunction with the United Nations.
The Lions movement however is best known for working to end preventable blindness. There are not many organisation that does more in this field and two recent projects demonstrates the commitment of LCI- raising over $300 million dollars! The current estimates are that we have saved about 30 million people from blindness but there is still much to do. Blindness is not the only problem in the world. There is severe poverty and disability; homeless children; hearing disorders; diseases;- the list goes on and it is comforting to know that LCI is addressing all these problems around the world.
The Lions Club of Fairlop has been serving the local community for many years. While our main focus is always on helping the poor and needy, we also endeavor to work with our local community to encourage participation and promote Lionism. Since it’s inception in November 2004 the club has raised and donated around £150000 to local, National and International causes by the end of December 2011.
See below for some examples of our work
Community & Service Events In UK
Feeding the Homeless
This is a fortnightly soup run where we feed homeless people in London every other Sunday. On each occasion 100 hot meals with water and fruit are provided. This is an on-going project since January 2010.
Diabetic Screenings and Awareness
This is a continuous project to inform the general public about the dangers of this killer disease. We work together with Diabetes UK and local groups to set up screenings and seminars-All free of charge.
Regular collection of Eye Glasses and frames
These are collected and then sent to our re-cycling unit in Europe where they are cleaned, prescribed and sent to third world countries to distribute to the people with poor vision who cannot afford to buy spectacles.
Each year it is our intention to plant a certain amount of trees within our local borough of Redbridge to help the environment. We do this in conjunction with the Conservation unit in Redbridge.
We hold and fund 2 eye camps in India each year to provide Cataract operations. We fund approx. 600 operations at a cost of approx. £18000-£20000. Some of our members attend in person each year to oversee both camps for duration of around 2 weeks in Feb/March every year at their own cost.
We do a number of events each year such as Charity Walks, Dinner Dances, Social events and Tournaments to raise funds. All these events are organised by club members in their own time in addition to attending our business meetings.
On average we raise £30k-£40k per year.
Our business meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
The City Pavilion
Collier Row Road
Tel: 020 8924 4000
Driving directions to The City Pavilion,
Colliers Row from Gants Hill Roundabout,
Ilford Eastern Ave/A12
1. Head southeast on Eastern Ave/A12 toward Parham Dr 3.4 mi
2. Turn left onto Whalebone Ln N/A1112 0.8 mi
3. Enter the roundabout 344 ft
The City Pavilion Collier Row Rd
(There is ample car parking available in the car park)
Our meetings begin at 7.00pm for 7.30pm and conclude around 10pm.
Join us - if you would like to attend one of our meetings then please contact - Sam Mody on 0845 833 5817
During the evening we also have an Indian meal beginning with starters at 7.15pm and main course around 9.30pm when the meeting is concluded.
The cost for the meal is £12.50 which all members pay but as a small concession we charge guests £10.00. If you not wish to dine or have any particular dietary requirements then please let me know accordingly.
We have a dress code for the evening which we kindly request you adhere to which is a jacket and tie for gentleman and for women casual but smart attire.
For further details please contact our secretary Sam Mody on 0845 833 5817
Membership is on a voluntary basis and you must be sponsored by an existing member to join the club.
We ask all potential candidates to attend a few meetings which will give you an opportunity to assess our club and its members and whether you feel you can make a contribution to the work that we do.
If you would like any further information please phone the club on 0845 833 5817
Or email email@example.com
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.