VAL THOMPSON WHEELCHAIR APPEAL

                    PLEASE HELP TO IMPROVE VAL’S QUALITY OF LIFE                                                 

 Newburgh lady Val Thompson’s life was changed forever in 2013, through no fault of her own, when a simple trip in her home broke her spine.

Now confined to a wheelchair, paralysed from the waist down and with only restricted mobility in her upper body, the previously hard working 61-year-old former company secretary is now isolated in her home, dependent upon friends & family to do even the most basic of tasks.

We are determined to change that and give Val a new lease of life by raising £8,000 to buy a specially designed wheelchair which will give her the ability to stand upright and begin living again.

With your help, Val will be able to join in her care by performing simple tasks that most of us take for granted, such as reaching into a cupboard, standing at the sink, or just switching on a light when there is no-one else around.

The special chair will also provide medical benefits that will assist in building Val's muscles and help her to digest meals.

Please help by using the link and give what you can to help this brave lady on the road to getting her life back.

Alternatively, donations can be made by contacting Lion Treasurer Evan Jones on 01257464138 or any member of Douglas Valley Lions Club.


                             LIONS HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

Douglas Valley Lions Club have signed an agreement with the Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways) to adopt a 2 mile stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

 Lions members will pick up litter on a length of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between the Apple Bridge road bridge and the Parbold road bridge.

Lions members will be supplied with high visibility waistcoats, litter pickers and bin bags, they will walk the footpath once a month picking up litter and report problems such as trees blocking the canal and footpath. The Lions logo and project information will be displayed at either end of the route.

As the project becomes established Lions hope to co-operate with the Canal & River Trust and local community groups to expand the project to include re-painting of railings, fences etc  to generally improve the canal environment for the good of the general public . The materials would be supplied by and the work supervised by the Canal & River Trust.

Information regarding volunteering to sponsor a stretch of canal and further information on Canals in general can be found at: - or by ringing 03030404040.

Douglas Valley Lions Club can be contacted on 0845 8335739 0r at


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