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 The Vera and District Lion Club

The Vera and District Lions Club is a fairly new club. We were formed in 2011 and received our charter in November 2012.

The founder members of the Vera and District Club are, in the main, experienced Lions members from the U.K who have made their homes in Spain.

 There are Lions clubs throughout Spain, some with a mixture of nationalities, some wholly British and some wholly Spanish all helping each other  to serve the public. The nearest wholly Spanish Lions Club is located in Huercal Overa.

 There are Lions clubs in over 200 countries in the world with a membership of 1.35 million people. Whilst the Lions Clubs International can reach out across the globe with offers of help it is the role of the Vera and District lions Club to help local charities and other deserving causes.

No member of the Vera and District Lions club receives payment in any form. Our work for the community is entirely voluntary.

How do we help local charities and other deserving causes?

 We are currently planning a programme of events for the forthcoming year to raise the necessary funding to help us meet our objectives. 

Who do we help?

In the short time we have been in existence we have managed to provide help and assistance to a wide variety of groups and individuals, for example:

·         We have, and continue to collect old spectacles, have them repaired and  send them to third world countries for those who are in desperate need them.

·         In 2012 we managed to purchase for Vera Children´s refuge a wide range of computerised learning aids and co-funded  a specialist teacher to bring the benefits of the equipment to children and young persons. 

·         We have equiped an interim assessment room at “Asprodabla”. A centre in Vera which caters for those with learning difficulties.

·         We make a monthly donation the Food banks in Turre and Vera, both of which have seen numbers escalate in recent months and struggle to feed those who rely so heavily upon them.

·         At Christmas 2012 we  purchased a large quantity of toys for local children who were identified to us by the Red Cross in Vera as being in need and would otherwise have gone without.

·         We have also helped repatriate a British gentleman who had fallen on hard times back to the UK by purchasing his flight ticket and using a network of our contacts to help him re-settle .

·         We have assisted in helping to tidy up the gardens and grounds of the Red Cross which had become overgrown and unattractive.

         We have provided a 5yr old local girl, who has cerebral palsy, with a special walking frame and have now also supplied a 10yr old little girl with a very special walking frame. See the video on our Facebook page.

Our work is varied and no-one is excluded from receiving our help.

For more photos of our events, please visit our Facebook page, Vera and District Lions Club

Please feel free to ask any questions

 

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