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Diabetes Health and Wellbeing event

21st September 2019 at Crediton Methodist Church from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

There are some 3.7 million people diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK and, more worryingly, there are 12.3 million people are at risk of developing the disease.  £10 billion is spent on medication and treating complications of Diabetes and this roughly represents 10% of the total NHS budget.

Lions Club International estimates that by the year 2040 some 650 million people are expected to be living with Diabetes worldwide.  Lions Clubs International is undertaking a programme of education and lifestyle change to try and reduce the risk of people developing the disease.

The Lions Club of Crediton & District is putting on a Diabetes Prevention and Health and Wellbeing  event on Saturday 21st September from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm in the newly refurbished Crediton Methodist Church.  A practice nurse will test sugar levels and Diabetes UK staff will assess people’s risk of developing the disease.  Staff from Lord’s Meadow Leisure Centre will be present as will a Fitness Instructor to suggest alternative lifestyles and exercises.  A member of Westbank Diabetes Prevention Programme will advise on healthy eating. Activity and Sports opportunities in our community will be shown by U3A and ‘Get into Golf’ and other local groups.

Tea/coffee will be available throughout the day and soup & roll lunches from 10.00 noon to 2.00 pm.

The event is free, come along and learn how to avoid this terrible disease.

 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

The Message in a Bottle was enthusiastically received locally and at present some 2500 bottles are in use in Crediton and surrounding areas. This service for vulnerable persons to use and is a valuable link with the emeergency services.

Bottles are available now from surgeries,Pharmacies, shops and Lions contacts in the area or by phoning or e-mailing

For more information contact tel number 01363 774578 or http://lionsclubs.co/lions-message-in-a-bottle go to www.lionsclubs.co/lions-message-in-a-bottle/

 

YOUNG AMBASSADOR OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Have you been active in your community, helping and providing assistance in any way then you may be an ideal candidate to be our Young Ambassador of the 21st Century.

We were lucky enough to sponsor the district winner , Beth,Bowring in this years event. Beth received a £500 bursary to support her community activities.

Crediton Lions are looking for candidates for 2019-20  and would love to hear from young people between 15 and 19 who would like to know have details.

This is a local, national and international competition and the personal rewards are considerable

See this report on the Europa Final http://www.lions.org.uk/joomla/index.php/youth-projects/young-ambassador-of-the-21st-century/young-ambassador-success-in-europe

 Telephone 01363 82878 or contact Lions at esparkes47@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

EASTER EGGS

Each year we incubating 20 giant Easter Egg Baskets full of Chocolate animals in support of our Community Activities and Charities.

The Eggs are placed  in Pubs, Clubs and Lions sell tickets at major locations.

This year almost £1500 was raised. .

For more information please contact Lion Peter Bryan on 01363 773437 or pbryan2539@aol.com

 

SUMMER QUIZ

LIONS SUMMER QUIZ almost goes international in its centennial year.

Do you know how many Crocus’ are required to make an ounce of Saffron?…This and many other questions challenged this years entrants.

For those who need to know the number is 4,252.

Last years entrants were spread across the land and as you will see from the winners almost went international.

First Prize winner ‘£40’ this year was Mrs Taufer of St Clement, Jersey  who scored a very good 81 points, second was Jane Martin of Kennford with 80  followed by two  contestants on 79. These were from Lesley Gush of Crediton and Christina McDowell of Teignmouth

The Consolation prize of £5, drawn from non winning entries,was won by Ian Gass from Tedburn St Mary.

Crediton Lions would like to thank our compiler, Jo Willcocks for her hard work and to the community of ‘quizers’ both in Crediton and nationwide.

 

CREDITON TALKING NEWSPAPER

With the help of Lichfield Talking Newspaper and Development Officer, Lion John May, we have brought back to life the Crediton Talking News.

Each week the Crediton Courier is recorded and along with a variety of weekly publications is distributed free of charge to local people who need the service.

For the last 3 years  'Crediton Talking News' recorded weekly and managed by Lions and volunteer readers  to whom we are most endebted for theire time and committment.

Currently 52 listeners benefit from the 'Talking News' although we estimate that many more who could benefit and we look forward to hearing of people who could be interested.

For more information please contact Lion Peter Bryan 01363 773437 or pbryan2539@aol.com

 

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