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Welcome to the Loughborough Lions Club website.

Lions Clubs InternationalLoughborough Lions are ordinary people working together to serve those in need of support.

Loughborough Lions Club was started in 1971 and has been serving the community ever since.

We get actively involved in projects in the local community, raising money through fundraising and provide funding for local, national and international projects.

We welcome new members aged 18 and over who have an interest in giving something back to the community, have a good sense of humour and care about others.

Please browse our website and if you are interested in becoming a members you will find contact details in our contacts tab.

 

Loughborough Lions Club are dedicated to supporting our local community and are organsing several events in the future -

21st March, Health event @ Carillon Court, Loughborough

Diabetes - Did you know that  having uncontrolled diabetes can raise the risk of early death by 50%. Diabetes UK have estimated that over 1 million people in the UK may have undiagnosed diabetes. Left uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can raise the risk of heart attacks, blindness and amputations So, please come along and know your risk (KNR) of getting diabetes.  Diabetes UK will also be represented at  the event. The Risk Assessment is easy and you go away knowing your risk of becoming a diabetic and what you can do to help prevent it.

Sight Loss- Lions Clubs also help and support people with isght loss and may be able to assist those with this tragic condition.

Message in a bottleLions Clubs have pioneered this simple but effective way for people to keep their basic personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge. The emergency services are trained to look for important information, which is critical should an emergency occur. We will be handing out 'free' bottles..

Saturday 9th May, 75th VE Day Anniversary Concert @ Beaumanor Hall

Loughborough Lions Club are also invloved locally in many other projects:

As well as providing grants/donations to deserving causes in and around the town of Loughborough District and Multiple District Lions Clubs,  Loughborough Lions Club undertakes a number of community service projects. Examples of such projects include:

 

Loughborough Hospital Garden

Loughborough Lions Club members undertake the maintenance, management, replenishment, pruning and planting of the patient’s, visitor’s and staff garden at Loughborough Hospital throughout the year. This garden is located in an internal courtyard of the hospital adjacent to the WVS Café patio and is provided for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff. The location of the garden is seen as an important provision within the hospital providing a pleasant area to aid those in and visiting the hospital including a seating/ meeting area whilst also aiding the recovery of the ambulant patients and visitors.

 

Loughborough Blind Social Club

Loughborough Lions undertakes the running and management of this long-established local Club providing a ‘social club’ type environment for the visually impaired and blind in and around Loughborough. The Blind Social Club meet once a month at the Community Centre in Loughborough. Its members enjoy the company of like-minded people and are provided with entertainment and social/entertainment trips.

 

Charnwood Talking News

Loughborough Lions Club was the founder of the CTN in this area some 40 years ago and is part of the Talking News Federation providing Talking Newspapers to the visually impaired in the area. Our club now forms one of the 6 teams recording in Loughborough and also forms part of the CTN management team. The local paper is recorded every week onto an USB by one of the 6 teams and this is duplicated by Loughborough University and distributed to the recipients.

 

Santa Claus and his sleigh

Loughborough Lions Club has its own purpose-built Santa sleigh and provides Santa and his sleigh at Christmas time for the enjoyment of local children and raising money for worthy causes.

Spectacle Recycling

Since its formation nearly 100 years ago Lions Club International has focused on sight related projects.  Over the years Loughborough Lions Club have placed spectacle recycling boxes in opticians, doctors’ surgeries, hospitals  and other relevant locations across the town.  The boxes are emptied regularly and all spectacles are dispatched to Chichester Lions Club who recycle them for onward transmission to Medico France who grade them and send them on for use in developing countries.

 

Message in a Bottle

The Message in a Bottle initiative has been operated in the area by Loughborough Lions Club for many years.  The purpose of Message in a Bottle is to place a plastic bottle in fridges of the infirm and elderly and particularly those living on their own so that emergency services can easily find the bottle which contains contact details plus information about the medication and requirements of the individual.  We also distribute Message in a Wallet which is carried by individuals in case of accident away from the home.

 

 

 

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