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We have many projects to help raise funds and we do many things to 'Give Service'

Lions during the current pandemic

Lions are out in the community helping deliver vital services to people such as delivering prescriptions and doing shopping. Some are delivering food too. Many of our Lions are over 70 and have medical conditions which means they are staying at home and shielding. We are always looking at ways to help in the community whilst staying safe and maintaining social distancing so if you can think of anything we might be able to do please get in touch. 

We aren't able to hold our usual monthly meetings however we are keeping in contact via email, phone and Zoom. We are still all here and very much part of the community.

 

 

Diabetes Testing - Cancelled due to the Covid-19 Outbreak

On Thursday 6th of February 2020 members of Easingwold and District Lions and their new mascot presented a cheque of £350 to Kurt's Club. We wish them a good year ahead.

 

Easingwold and District Lions Club - “ WE SERVE “

A recent history of the club encompasses the many and varied charitable support activities carried out by its membership past and present in Easingwold and surrounding villages.


Primary School/ Junior School High Visibility Vests.

This project was undertaken to provide thirty such vests to each of the ten schools throughout our area to repay the village communities for their financial support to our club. Between December 2014 and November 2016, 300 such vests were provided. Most of the funding was provided by way of company donation facilitated by Lions Ray Thomas and Brian Walton. A theoretical cost of £1,500


Town and Village Heart Defibrillator Matching Funding

An ongoing Club Project commencing in 2014 which has currently match funded twelve such machines in Easingwold and the surrounding villages to a current cost of £7,000. In addition under the direction of Lion John Sutherland we provide a free training package to all interested communities who have a defibrillator Installation or other groups and organisations who would like the training.


Diabetes Testing

In October this year in conjunction with the Silver Star Charity Mobile Unit we have
commenced an ongoing screening and health advice programme for residents in
Easingwold and Surrounding Villages. This was so popular that we will be offering this service again in 2020.

Fish and Chip Meals

Every Saturday our members continue to supply a subsidised meal of Fish and Chips to identified elderly members of our community.


Annual Events
“ Santa’s Sleigh“ The ever increasing popularity of this Lion’s Celebration of Christmas now takes the sleigh around Easingwold and nineteen villages in our area over a period of twenty-three days and provides a major source of funding.
The Carol’s in the Market Place with the added provision of hot food and drinks is our way of thanking the whole community for its support throughout the year. 2019 will be the 40th such celebration.


We provide support and our barbecue at The Riding for Disabled Annual Gymkhana and to residents and their families at Springhill Court.


The Lions Summer Fayre and Marching Band Contest in Easingwold Market Square in June is an ever-popular Community Event.

We have been collected glasses which are sorted and sent overseas to help those with sight problems have free access to spectacles so they can see clearly again. So far we have collected over 1000 pairs.


In addition to funding these annual projects and events we of course provide funding on individual application ‘one off‘ basis to individuals, families, and community projects. We aim to use all the money raised in the community to be put back into the same local community.

 

We also assist at Duncombe Park Steam Fayre and the Huby and Sutton show. We have also helped with the Toy Run and Easter Egg run in Easingwold which sees over 300 motorcycles come to the town. This raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other local charities.


 

 

100th Birthday

It is customary for Lions to present a bouquet to any residents who reach 100 years of age. Lion Peter Coomer had the pleasure to do just that on the 12th October to Lesley Wagstaff. She has had an illustrious career and was the first ever officer in the RAF. She is still active today and enjoys doing crosswords. The photo shows Lesley receiving her bouquet from Peter. 

Diabetes Testing and World in Sight Day

On October 11th we worked with SilverstarUK to bring free diabetes testing to Easingwold. We also hosted York MySight and K Mayln opticians to promote good eye health for World Sight Day. Over 50 people were tested for diabetes and it was so popular we are going to run the event again. 

 

 

Working together to give service

We worked with Easingwold District Community Care Association and our Local Community Pioneer at Easingwold Co-op to host a BBC Radio York cake and a cuppa event on Yorkshire Day. 

The event was a great success. Numerous delicious cakes were donated, over a hundred cups of teas served and new friendships were forged. We hope to do it all again next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

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