Meetings

August 2017.  Jenna Ventiani from the Alzheimer's Society attended our first meeting of the month and gave an interesting presentation on Alzheimer's and the various types of dementia. We made a donation of £1000 to the Alzheimer's Society.  It was brought to our attention about a Mulbarton couple who got married and donated their wedding gift money to the SOS Bus in Norwich to remember their nephew Lee who was knocked over and died whilst walking home from Norwich.  They felt a different outcome may have taken place had the SOS Bus been in the city on that night. As a club we felt that the SOS Bus does a valuable job helping youngsters who require help after enjoying the city nightlife so we made a donation of £500 to help with their running costs.

July 2017.  We visited the Humbleyard Vinery for a tour of the vineyards where we learnt about how the vines are managed and the types of grapes grown for the various wines they produce. This of course led to a tasting of all the different wines they produce along with refreshments. We had an enjoyable evening and thoroughly recommend a visit.

June 2017.  On the 11th June we held a Centenary Tea Party at the Mulbarton Scout Headquaters to celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs. It went very well and much cake was eaten,  We held a raffle to raise money for the Scouts which made £162 for them. Socially we had an enjoyable Sunday morning of archery followed by Sunday lunch at  White Lodge Attleborough.

May 2017.  We have taken on an allotment in Mulbarton that we will divide into smaller plots for anyone who might be interested in growing a few vegetables etc. It is aimed at retired peole who feel that a large allotment would be too big to manage.   We will cover cost of allotment hire.  £500 was donated to the Hamlet Centre in Norwich from our carpark takings at Lower Clarence Road.

April 2017.  Over Easter we did the draws for our Easter egg raffles and the seven eggs we had placed locally raised £518 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) Nook Appeal.

March 2017.  This month we placed our Easter eggs in local pubs and businesses to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices 'Nook' appeal.  At the end of the month we held our annual Ploughman's Quiz Night at Mulbarton Village Hall to raise money for the Clare School in Norwich. The Clare School is a Specialist 'Physical and Sensory' Complex Needs School for pupils from 3 to 19 years of age.  It was a successful night and we raised £700 which was presented to Gavin Thorpe from the school.  

February 2017. Several bookings for Candy Floss coming in from local Schools and organisations. this year is the Lions Centenary Year and several local clubs around this area have got together to fund a Sensory Room for young children at the NNUH (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital). The project is costing around £7000 and the cost spread across the clubs involved, our donation being £500.

January 2017. A Happy New Year to all. Time to order Easter eggs for our Easter Egg Raffles in local pubs and businesses. This year the proceeds will be donated to the EACH Nook Appeal. Our annual Ploughmans Quiz will be held on March 31st at Mulbarton Village Hall, teams of up to six people, £7/head to include Ploughman's supper, bar and raffle. Proceeds from this night will go to the Clare School in Norwich who are building a Hydro Therapy Pool for their disabled pupils. 

December 2016. Christmas has come round once again and we were pleased to Donate £400 to the Edith Cavell Day Care Centre to help with their Christmas dinners and presents for their elderly attendees. The Leonard Cheshire Foundation at The Grove, East Carleton also received £400 to help with their Christmas festivities.

November 2016 £500 received from Chichester Lions Club who deal with the used spectacles we collect. Any metal specs that may be missing lenses or damaged are sold for scrap, a fund is available to Lions Clubs throughout the UK who are helping any sight related projects to ask for a donation. We matched the £500 and donated £1000 to the NNAB (Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind) who are turning an unused bathroom into a Spa Therapy Room. 

October 2016. We had an interesting presentation from Special Olympics (Norfolk) on how theyprovide training and competition for people across Norfolk of all ages with intellectual disabilities.  We donated £300 to help their activities. £500 was sent to LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) to help with the Haiti hurricane disaster. 

September 2016.  At our first meeting of the month we had an interesting presentation from Age UK (Norfolk) to which we made a donation of £300.  We also had a club visit from the new District Governor Nigel Folkard and his wife Marion. Nigel updated us what is happening nationally and internationally in Lions.  His wife Marion has an appeal raising money during Nigel's year in office for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, we wish her well and hope to support her with a donation later in the year.

August 2016. Local Mulbarton couple doing the Big Bad Bikeride in Yorkshire to raise money for Friedreichs Ataxia that affects many people. We agreed to sponsor them £200. Lions International responded giving help to the terrible earthquake in Italy.  We donated £500 to the LCIF (Lions Clubs  International Foundation) who attend and help all disasters throughout the world.

July 2016.  Enquiry from the Norfolk Resilience Forum asking if Lions would be able to help in case of a local emergency. Details passed on to District Governor to se if it is feasible for Lions to get involved and what they would be able to offer in support.

June 2016. We had a presentation on the work of the Hamlet Centre in Norwich and donated £500 to help them with their work. Outgoing District Governor and his wife Evylen visited us updating us on what is happening in the Lions community. 

May 2016. On 9th we had an interesting talk from the Norwich Deaf Society and donated £300 to them. We sponsored Lion Jim Cawte and his wife £200 for their epic journey up to John o'Groats, down to Land's End  and back to Wymondham in a vintage Royal Mail van raising money for thre Nook Appeal (EACH).

April2016. April 1st saw our Ploughman's Quiz take place at Mulbarton Village Hall, it was a successful evening with 14 teams taking part.  Profit from the evening was £671.91 which is added to the £586.39 from the Easter eggs, making a total of £1258.30 to be donated to Big 'C'. Thanks to all who took part in our fund raising activities making this possible. At our first meeting this month we had a presentation by Emily from NANSA (Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association) and we donated £300 to this worthy cause.

March 2016. Easter egg draws took place and £586.39 was collected from the proceeds for Big 'C'. First Steps Playgroup in Hethersett were seeking assistance with their expenses to keep their head above water.  We were pleased to donate £150 to cover their insurance for the next year. They have increased their numbers now and are operating a worthy successful service for the youngsters.

February 2016. Seven Easter eggs placed in locations: Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe. Bobbins Farm Shop, Swardeston. Queens Head, Hethersett.  Kings Head, Hethersett. Red Lion, Eaton.  Worlds End, Mulbarton.  Bird in Hand, Wreningham.  To win one of these just purchase a square on our sheets for 50p, draws to take place over the Easter weekend.  All monies from these eggs will be donated to Big'C', Norfolk and Waveney Cancer Charity.  Posters have been placed advertising our Ploughman's Quiz to be held at Mulbarton Village Hall on 1st April at 7.30pm.  Teams of up to six, £7/head, raffle and bar.

January 2016. Donated £500 to the UK Northern Floods appeal.  Held an Afternoon Tea and Cakes event at  Mulbarton Scouts HQ organised by Lion Karen to raise money for Mulbarton First Responders Group (MFRG). It was a successful afternoon despite the cold weather and we managed to make a profit of £329. Thanks to Karen for her idea and excellent organising of the event. During the afternoon we presented the MFRG with the remaining £2500 we promised them last year to add to the £1000 previously given to enable them to purchase a second kit for their growing group.

December 2015. Club Members enjoyed an early Christmas lunch at Glen Lodge at Bawburgh.  Attended a couple of Christmas fayres with our Candy Floss stall.

November 2015.  Donation of £400 sent to Edith Cavell Day Care Centre to assist their Christmas Lunches and presents for their elderly clients. £400 donated to TheGrove, Leornard Cheshire Residence at East Carleton for Christmas entertainment for the residents. Attended Mulbarton Scouts Fireworks and Bonfire evening with our Candy Floss stall.

September 2015.  At our first meeting of the month we had an interesting talk from the Mulbarton Community First Responders. We believe the work they do is valuable to the local community and we were pleased to donate  initially  £1000 to their appeal for £3500 to get a second equipment kit to be able to provide a 24/7 service. It is our intention to raise the rest of the money to enable them to extend their cover as soon as possible. The Mulbarton based CFR works with and is despatched by the 999 ambulance service to provide life saving support to all villages and parishes up to 15 minutes away. This is a new group of volunteers who provide their service in their free time and receive no money for what they do.  If you would like to know more information what these dedicated and caring group of people do have a look at  http://www.respondersuk.org/norfolk/index.php 

August 2015.  £150 donated to the Hethersett Children's Centre to provide pony riding lesons to a young autistic lad from Hethersett during the summer holiday.

 

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