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Defibrillator

New Defibrillator for Pittville Park
 
 
Available from April 17th 2021.
 
Our Presidents project for 2020/21 is to fund and install a Defib which is potentially a life saving device for the benefit of our local Cheltenham Community. This can be operated by Medical staff, or through instructions held in the machine, by Members of the Public to provide urgent assistance to anyone suffering a Cardiac arrest.Time is the key factor in this scenario in that the sooner help is provided the greater the chance of a favourable outcome.
 
We have enlisted the Community Heartbeat Trust Charity, one of the leading providers of Defibs in the UK to assist us with the installation and maintenance of this resource.

We have welcomed and been encouraged by the enthusiastic support of the local businesses who have sponsored the installation and to Councillors and members of the Public.
 
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Caravan

The club owns a caravan in Burnham-on-Sea which is made available free of charge to the disadvantaged  and those in need in Cheltenham who would not otherwise be able to have a holiday.

The caravan is fully fitted with facilities for disabled guests including a hoist and roll in shower.

This year, 22 weeks of holiday have been booked giving holidays to  disabled adults and children with their parents and carers. Guests include children from the local Acorns Hospice and the James Hopkins Trust.

This is the third caravan that the club has provided at Burnham. The current one costs £30,000 which was raised single handed by one of our members.

 

Eyeglass recycling

 

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

That's why Lions started the Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.

Throughout the year, we collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

 
Message in a Bottle
 
 
The Lions Clubs were proud to introduce this project locally and thousands of bottles have been distributed free to the end users in this area.  The idea is a simple but effective one.  The bottle contains details of  prescriptions, next of kin, doctor's address, any pets etc. and it is kept  in the fridge at home.  The pack contains two small stickers, one of which  goes inside the main door of the home and the other on the outside of the fridge door.  In the unfortunate event of the emergency services having to  be called to your home they can quickly find essential information.  This can speed up treatment, find a contact number and ensure pets are cared for  in an emergency.
 
The bottles are free and may be obtained, for personal use or for carers,  from most pharmacies, but contact Lions Club of Cheltenham for bulk supplies or further advice.
Message in a bottle could save your life
 

Are we keeping the Winter Fuel Allowance?

On behalf of The Lions Club of Cheltenham, The Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Klara Sudbury, launched Wenceslas Heating on Monday 23 October 2017.  

Wenceslas Heating is so named because in the carol, Good King Wenceslas looked out when the frost was cruel and he saw a poor man gathering winter fuel.

Wenceslas Heating gathers Winter Fuel Allowances to pass to the poor.

If anyone feels that they can manage without their Winter Fuel Allowance, Cheltenham Lions provide a direct bridge to those in Cheltenham with insufficient money to pay their fuel bills.

The Lions Club of Cheltenham will pass money raised to caring for communities and people (ccp), who will distribute to those in need in Cheltenham.

Nothing will be taken for administration or overheads by Cheltenham Lions.

 

The project is running successfully by Lions in a few other English towns.

It is calculated that around 6925 households in Cheltenham need to spend 10% or more of their income to achieve adequate warmth.

To give just £30 to each of these households, we would need over £200,000.

Please give generously.  Remember you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

Donations can be sent by cheque made payable to “'Cheltenham Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund” and endorsed “Wenceslas Heating” on the back to our ‘Treasurer, Lions Club of Cheltenham, 39 Rivelands Road Cheltenham GL51 9RF’

Alternatively, pay via mydonate (BT online free-to-use service)

For advice about receiving money for fuel bills, contact ccp by e-mail at winterfuel@ccp.org.uk

More information and a Gift Aid form can be found by clicking here.  

 

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