Welcome to Falmouth & Penryn Lions Club
Part of our work is in making donations to 'good causes' within the area (and often a little further). Recently this has included a contribution to the Sea Cadets (TS Robert Hichens) to assist with unglamorous recurrent costs, and also to Falmouth Rugby Club's Youth section to assist in the purchase of warm-up jackets. We've also given to the Seafarers charity, and given a tree to Penryn's display of Christmas lights. We also regularly provide a tree and decoration for All Saints Church's Christmas Tree Festival.
Lions assisted in the repacking of donations of food, toiletries and other goods to be taken by Gypsum Centennial to a Sierra Leone Orphanage. We also made a cash donation.
Thanks to the generosity of Asda shoppers we collected enough foodstuff to pack over 40 bags for distribution to people who would benefit from something extra at the Christmas period. We also collected at Asda for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
As usual we organise a lunch for one of the senior citizen clubs in Penryn.
Falmouth organised late night shopping on Thursday nights in the run-up to Christmas. We were on hand to dispense bacon butties to cold (wet) and hungry shoppers, to sustain them through this difficult period.
With many other local Lions Clubs we are in the throes of organising an event to support a local Sailability project. This will enable people with disabilities to go enjoy the freedom and excitement of sailing from a location in Mylor.
The Annual Golf Day raised over £1300 for this year's charity, Cornwall Air Ambulance. One of the ways we raise money is through sponsorship. Sponsors include: Ocean BMW, Castaways Wine Bar, Trewcare, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Membley Hall, Auto Graffiti, Boslowick Inn, Falmouth Mayor, Penryn Town Council, Hine Downing, Watson Marlow, Xpress Tyres, Cornish Store. We are especially grateful to Richard Mitchell who masterminded the tournament and to Falmouth Golf Club for their support in this event.
Our Easter Eggs found their way to the following select group of hostelries, restaurants and clubs in the Falmouth area: Boslowick Inn, Pandora Inn, Castaways, Gylly Beach Cafe and the Falmouth Golf Club. The winner must have a serious commitment to chocolate (or lots of friends). This year we raised over £900 which was distributed between Children's Hospice Care.
Charity Trust 2014
In July, out-going Lions President Chris Spink presented cheques totalling £3000 to the beneficiaries of the Charity Trust account, which include:
- Cricket Festival
- Falmouth Docks Table Tennis
- Sea Cadets Minibus
General Community projects
- Penryn Federation,
- Penryn Old Peoples Club,
- OAP Outing
- Holiday for a local family
Health & Welfare projects
- Blind Association,
- Stroke Club,
- Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall,
- Admiral Nurses
- defibrillator project,
- Merlin Centre
Royal Cornwall Show
Local Lions Clubs run a diabetes awareness marquee at the show. Besides helping identify individuals who may have raised (or lowered) sugar levels, it's also good to talk to many who are living with diabetes and chatting to them about how important it is to identify symptoms early. It really emphasises how worthwhile this activity is.
We regularly assist with the Santa Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, as well as the Moonlight Memory Walk (Children's Hospice South West), the St Nazaire commemoration, the Falmouth Carnival, the Penryn Carnival, among others.
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