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50th Defibrillator installed by Truro Lions Club in disused telephone box

The Truro Lions Defibrillator Appeal Fund was the chosen Club Project of Lion Keith Wellington, in his Presidential Year 2013/14, with the aim of installing 5 defibrillators in his year. The Club were actually involved with 8 units and in view of the pending orders, agreed to extend the project for another 4 years.

During that time a total of 50 defibrillators have been installed (5 more in the pipeline) including three installed by Camborne Redruth Lions Club and one by Hayle Lions Club, who we advised and secured at an advantageous price from our Cornish Charity partner, the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity.

More than £65,000 has been raised to make these purchases possible, not all grant aided by the Lions, as some were funded fully by bequests, or private and corporate grants, but all used our advice and secured special deals with the providers. 

These defibrillators have been placed in such diverse places as Truro Cathedral, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Railway Station, Truro Golf Club and on the toilet wall at Perranporth! Many sporting clubs, pubs, community halls, garages and schools have also benefited from the Appeal.

To celebrate the 50th installation a “grand opening” of the disused telephone box at Point was recently undertaken by the Feock Parish Council Chair, Cllr. Caroline Johnson. In the photograph are Lion Keith, President Lesley Clark and Caroline. This is our fifth installation with the Parish Council, three of which are in disused telephone boxes in villages within their Parish boundaries. In her acceptance speech Caroline praised the Lions for their community work and said the Parish Council was very pleased to have worked closely with Club on this Appeal.

Truro Lions Club are very proud of the success of the Defibrillator Appeal and Lion Keith was able to announce at Point, that two have been used to resuscitate members of the public suffering cardiac arrests, making the project a genuine life saver.

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 In Memorium

DUNN: Lion Colin Peter BMA

Truro Lions Club

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DUNN: Lion Colin Peter BMA

Truro Lions Club

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Lion Colin Dunn, who died suddenly on Thursday 24JAN19. He leaves his wife Linda, daughters Rebecca and Susie, and son Andrew all with families. Lion Colin was a proud husband, father and grandfather to them all.

Lion Colin joined Lions in 1984 and was previously a member of both Weston Super Mare and Taunton Lions before joining Truro in 1990. At various times Colin had been President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Director, Fundraising Director & Webmaster of Truro Lions.                                              

 He was instrumental in accepting involvement in all aspects of Digital Technology for the Administration of the Club, and was responsible for so many of the Club’s activities because he wanted to be involved, he was always available as the extra man, always stepping forward to volunteer when it came to any Club activity.                                                                                                         

 At our Charter Night in 2015 Lion Colin was honored with the Bert Mason Humanitarian Award (BMA) for his work in the Services of Lions.

Lion Colin will be missed beyond belief by Truro Lions, he was a kind and gentle man whose actions and involvement with all that he did gave inspiration to all who came in contact with him. His support, friendship and camaraderie will be sorely missed by many more than Truro Lions.

 

Truro Lions

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We  now have 2 new locations where you can deposit unwanted spectacles which are Lander Doctors surgeries at Truro Health Park and Threemilestone as well as St.Agnes Doctors Surgery

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Today we presented St. Petroc’s with a large amount of clothing and other items including 30 sleeping bags and some tents; items desperately needed as winter arrives and the Homeless seek shelter.

The items were purchased by Truro Lions from Cornwall Hospice Care and delivered today. We also handed over to St.Petroc’s a cheque for £125.00 for them to spend as their needs require.

We will present a cheque for £125.00 to Cornwall Hospice Care at a future meeting in payment for these much needed items.

 

£250 well spent, benefitting 2 worthwhile causes and good Charities

 

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--The Lions Club of Truro will once again be in residence for Christmas Late Night Shopping in Truro on the following dates:

Wednesday's Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 and 19th. Starting from 3 pm until 9 pm

We will be situated near the War Memorial on Boscawen Street and look forward to serving all our regular and new customers with our traditional Bacon Butties, Other Food Goodies and hot and cold drinks

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At our recent Dinner Meeting we donated
a further £1000 to Cornwall Hospice Care from monies raised at our recent Truro Lions Crystal Golf Day held in September at Truro Golf Day.
Many thanks to all who supported and helped at this event.

Photo is Lion President Lesley Clarke presenting the cheque to Tamsin Thomas and Judy Lawton.

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Lions of Cornwall helping towards Men's Health

 

The now most up to date Ultrasound-MRI Fusion for Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in the region  launched by the Chestnut Appeal has arrived at Treliske Hospital in Truro. The cost of this equipment was £111,000 and really is state of the art. This device provides precise targeting and the best possible biopsy currently available. Whether for a first biopsy or as a repeat biopsy, patients have a greater peace of mind knowing that the chance of detecting significant prostate cancer is maximised whilst minimising the risk of false negative results.

 

The Lions Clubs of Callington, St Austell, Truro, Towan Blystra, Roche, Helston, Torpoint & Rame, Looe, Penzance, Fowey River, Hayle and Newquay donated a magnificent amount of £8662.00 towards the Chestnut Appeal earlier this year making the purchase of this equipment all the sooner.

 

Lesley Clarke

District 105SW Treasurer

 

 

Truro Lions Club visited the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club Annual  Beer Festival at the Hendra Holiday Park over the weekend of 21st September with our Catering Van serving our usual range of food such as Bacon Butties, Burgers , Sausages ,Fish Fingers and Chips
 
Supplementing a highly successful weekend for the Towan Blystra Club Truro Lions raised £725 from our sales to support Truro local good causes
 
A big thank you to the Truro Lions Catering Team and their very able assistants for making this happen 

The 28th edition of Lions Crystal Golf Competition took place on Friday September 14th at Truro Golf Club. 52 Teams entered and enjoyed a wonderful day of Golf aided by beautiful Weather.

At the start of the evening function, Lion President Lesley Clarke presented a cheque to her chosen Charity Cornwall Hospice Care for £1000. Other organisations who will benefit from the monies raised are Cornwall Blood Bikes, Cornwall Air Ambulance and Huntington's disease Association

Here are a selection of photos taken throughout the day showing this wonderful golf course, one of our stalwart teams returning to the club house for a well earned 2 course meal followed by the presentation of awards by Lion President Lesley, after which an Auction was held which raised a substantial amount to be distributed to the charities.  Thank you to all who either sponsored, donated or contributed in any way towards this achievement.

Finally a huge thank you to Truro Golf Club for hosting the event and providing excellent food and all Lions and Partners for their hard work especially Lion Peter Read chief organiser of the event.

Total amount raised will be advised in due course 

The Winners of the various trophies are as follows

Putting Competition : Dean Harris
Longest Drive Ladies: Geraldine Hislop 
Longest Drive Men : J. Harrington
Nearest the Pin : Ann Pollard
The Ladies Crystal : Team C.A.W. (A)
Men 6th Place: Team Magnet
Men 5th Place:  S.McGrath Painters and Decoraters
Men 4th Place:  P.M.H. Builders 
Men 3rd Place:  Houston we have a problem
Men 2nd Place: Claude Holman Cars
Men’s Crystal :  Dream Catchers ! 

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As a part of the Lions Centenary Celebrations clubs were asked to nominate for a special award individuals in the local community who had made a significant contribution to their town . Yesterday at Truro Day in Boscawen Park we made an award to Paul Caruana Chairman of Truro Day and a leading light of Truro BID

 

Immediate Past President Richard Moore together with the Mayor of Truro Lindsay Southcombe, The Town Crier at the recent Truro Summer Fayre held on Lemon Quay 

 

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Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

Here in Truro we are a group of over 30 like minded individuals, both ladies and men, proud to be members of an organisation which has served the Truro area since 1971.  Membership of Truro Lions enables us to help others in a way no person could do alone.

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