Meetings

MOBILITY SCHEME

Stone Lions actively support members of our community in many ways but are probably best known for our mobility scheme which continues to go from strength to strength.  With over 250 items of specialised equipment available for long or short term loan, free of charge, Stone Lions are making it a little easier for local residents with varions disabilities to retain their independence.

We are very proud of our mobility scheme, which celebrated it's 30th birthday in 2018.

Whether it is an electric buggy, wheelchair or shopwalker, we can usually help.

 

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

Stone Lions held the first Prostate Screening evening in September 2015 when 140 men received blood tests to check PSA levels with a view to detecting early Prostate Cancer.  In 2017 284 men attended the screening evening and in September 2018 the number increased to 392

Another successful evening was held on 24th September 2019 when 387 men were tested.

The cost of processing each test is now £17.00 and, whilst there is no set charge for those attending, donations are requested to ensure tht this event can continue each year.

 

LITTER COLLECTION

For several years, Stone Lions have been responsible for keeping the amphitheatre, picnic area and canal towpath free from litter.  From Easter until the end of October, members take it in turns to don their hi-vis tabards, pick up their litter pickers and set to with enthusiasm.  

This service activity is greatly appreciated by townspeople and those who visit our town whilst holidaymaking on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  

We also help the Stone in Bloom volunteers to prepare the town for judging each year and take part in organised community litter collections.

 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

The Lions 'Message in a Bottle' scheme is designed to provide a simple but effective way to keep basic personal and medical details where they can be easily found in case of an emergency.

A small, white plastic bottle, which contains a simple form for completion, is provided to local residents.  When the form has been completed it is replaced in the bottle and kept inside the fridge.  Two stickers are provided - one for the outside of the fridge and one to be affixed to the front door of the property.

Paramedics, First Respopnders, police, fire fighters and social services support this life saving initiative.  They know to look in the fridge when they see the stickers.

Bottles are available in all local Doctor's surgeries and chemists or from Stone Lions Club.

 

SPECTACLE RECYCLING

With the help of our local opticians, Peter Bowers, NuSyte, and Specsavers Stone Lions are committed to recycling used spectacles for use in the developing world.

More than 20,000 pairs of spectacles have been collected in the past few years and sent on to Chichester Lions who sort out those suitable for renovating and reconditioning and forward them to France for treatment and onward distribution.  Those spectacles not suitable for re-use are not wasted - the metal and plastic they contain are reclaimed and all proceeds are used in Lions Sight projects world-wide.

 

COMMUNITY DIABETES GROUP

Stone Lions have started a support group for people affected by Diabetes. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 2.00 to 3.30, currently alternating between Stone and Eccleshall. For further information please call Chris on 01785 812 027.

 

CIVIC EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Our town is well known for many civic events and festivals and we are often called upon to help with marshalling and car park duties.  It is quite usual to see a number of yellow hi-vis jackets on the High Street when there is a job to be done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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