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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 Contact Us tab.

Loughborough Lions Club are dedicated to supporting our local community and organise regular events.

Important Notice (Donation on behalf of Mike Binns, former founder member of Loughborough Lions Club)    

Following the very sad death of Mike Binns, who would have celebrated his 50th year as a founder member of Loughborough Lions Club in March 2021 the Club are very proud to have donated £200 to John Storer House. This was collected following Mike's passing in early December 2020 and the Club members decided that it was important the money was donated to John Storer House, with which Mike had a strong association as a member of Loughborough Lions Club.

 

Forthcoming Events

24th April 2021- 'Lions Tombola', yes, a chance to win a cuddly Lion on the Loughborough Lions Club stall. Come to Loughborough Market and find us selling tickets on our stall for these cuddly Lions. All proceeds go to local Charitable causes.


The 'cuddly Lions' available to win as part of Loughborough Lions Club appeal to raise money for local good causes.

12th June 2021- In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, specialist nurses we are providing a tombola stall on the Loughborough Market. There is an opportunity to win a hamper kindly donated by Tesco Extra, Park Road, Loughborough and also items kindly donated by Morrisons, Gorse Covert. Please come along and buy and help support this fantastic cause. One in two people are likely to be 'touched' by cancer in their lifetime so let's help MacMillan Nurses help us. All proceeds to MacMillan Nurses.


This lovely hamper has been generously donated by Tesco Extra, Park Road, Loughborough to help support the MacMillan Charity appeal.



Past Events

1st April 2021- We distributed 'Goodie Boxes' to members of the Loughborough Blind Social Club in and around Loughborough.


 

The 'goodie boxes' were expertly prepared by the Fearon Hall 'team' and contained finger rolls, homemade cup cakes and luscious chocolatey truffles. Picture opposite shows the boxes being collected from Fearon Hall.

 

This shows the contents of each of the 'Goodie boxes' 

 

Fearon Hall are happy to discuss the requirements of any group wanting refreshments preparing for any event. Talk to Dawn Page @ Fearon Hall. Tel ; (01509) 230629.

 

1st April 2021- The winner of a Football scratchcard was revealed by a Sub-postmaster in Loughborough on behalf of our Club raising much needed funds for Marie Curie, end of life Charity. 


Mr Patel on the left, a local sub-postmaster agreed to reveal the winner of £100 prize for a football scratchcard also raising important funds for Marie Curie.

The team behind the organising of the Loughborough Lions Club football scratchcard and Mr Patel, Sub-Postmaster with his brother Mr Patel, Pharmacist at their shop in Loughborough at which the winner was revealed.

18th February 2021 - Lions Team recording for Charnwood Talking News


 

CTN has recommenced but due to Covid restrictions the full Lions team were unable to meet to record. Colin and Helen Morgan therefore recorded @ home with additional articles emailed in from another team member.

Charnwood Talking News has been providing FREE audio recordings, including the equipment to play them for the blind and visually impaired in and around Loughborough for over 40 years. There are six teams, one of which records articles from the Loughborough Echo each week producing a master USB stick which is very kindly replicated and sent onto the recipients by Loughborough University. In addition, to the Echo articles from national magazines & publications are included resulting in around 10+ hours of listening. The recipients are provided with audio players (boom boxes), free of charge, which enable them to listen to the weeks recordings.

If you feel that you have a clear reading voice and would like to help provide this free service to the blind and visually impaired please use the 'Contact Us' button on the left hand side.

13th January 2021 - Donation of two 'Sleep-Pods' to The Bridge.


The Club donated two 'sleep pods' to The Bridge , Housing Support Centre in Loughborough.

These are designed for rough sleepers in severe weather conditions, to help keep people warm and dry. There were designed to be lightweight and are able to be folded up easily and carried to form part of a rucksack, they are made from heat reflective material for those unable to find accommodation for the night. They were purchased by Loughborough Lions Club and are manufactured by volunteers, all monies are put towards the purchase of more materials.

21st December 2020 - Colin, Helen and Nick delivered 16 sets of nibbles and chocolates to members of the John Storer House Blind Club.  These were made up into parcels with a Christmas card and lavender pouches for the ladies.  They were really appreciated.


29th October 2020 - Lions Team recording for Charnwood Talking News (CTN) (@ home)


CTN has recommenced but due to Covid restrictions the full Lions team were unable to meet to record. Colin and Helen Morgan therefore recorded @ home with additional articles emailed in from another team member.

Charnwood Talking News has been providing audio recordings for the blind and visually impaired in and around Loughborough for over 40 years. There are six teams, one of which records articles from the Loughborough Echo each week producing a master USB stick which is very kindly replicated and sent onto the recipients by Loughborough University. In addition, to the Echo articles from national magazines & publications are included resulting in around 10+ hours of listening. The recipients are provided with audio players (boom boxes), which enable them to listen to the weeks recordings.

27th October 2020 - Lunch & Afternoon tea for Loughborough Blind Social Club


On Tuesday 27th October, members of Loughborough Lions Club delivered lunch and afternoon tea parcels to members of Loughborough Blind Social Club. (The picture shows the parcels being collected by Helen Morgan and Nick Buckeridge)

The BSC has been running for 36 years and is now administered by Loughborough Lions Club. The lunch and tea parcels were purchased from a local supplier and delivered to members for the BSC to be eaten at their leisure.

Colin Morgan, secretary of the BSC and a member of Loughborough Lions Club said, “it is important for the BSC members to be supported through this difficult time, they haven’t been able to meet since February this year and to be able to provide a meal or two gives them a short break from having to worry about providing food for themselves.

The Picture show a Loughborough Lions Club member loading the food parcels into the back of a car ready for delivery.

2nd September 2020, Donation to The Bridge


Loughborough Lions Club donated £500 to The Bridge East Midlands, who work to support homeless and vulnerably housed people across Leicestershire and Rutland.

(Lion John Cheetham pictured with the donation cheque).

17th June 2020, Donation to John Storer House


Loughborough Lions Club donated £1000 to John Storer House to help the work the charity is undertaking during the Coronavirus crisis.
They are distributing 100 food parcels a day to local people struggling to pay for food. 

(Lions Rosemary and Robin Duke pictured with the cheque).

21st March 2020, 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.

 

9th March 2020, Litter pick


Loughborough Lions Club held a litter pick to tidy up the local area.

(Lions John and Val Hills are pictured).

Loughborough Lions Club are also involved 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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