Finding a way forward

by | 9 October 2020 | Lions, Sherwood

The Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions (CIO) have, for many years and still are, making life just that little bit easier to many people in our community. If you feel you could help the Lions make our community better then call President Robert Crampton on 07815 473802 for a chat.

Competition for 15 to 19 year olds
The Lions are running a competition for this age group, for persons who are or have helped the community in a big way not just during the lockdown. Contact the Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions if you, or someone you know, is dedicated to helping the community in any way. They will invite them to one of their meetings to give a presentation about what they have been doing. If successful, they will be put forward to the District finals and the winner then onto the national finals. For more information please call Robert on 07815 473802 or see www.lions105ce.org/ and follow the links: Our projects – Youth Projects – Young Ambassador.

Environmental books
The group distributed 10 sets of Key Stage One and Two books to primary schools in our area. The Wild Tribe Heroes books are a collection of gentle and engaging true stories about animals that find themselves in trouble when their lives are affected by plastic in the oceans or palm oil deforestation. They intend to distribute 10 more sets to more primary schools. Lions John Pearson and Allison Malcolm joined Ollerton Town Mayor Donna Cumberlidge in presenting the books to the children and head teachers of the schools in Ollerton. In return, the children from Parkgate Academy gave the Lions a very detailed account of the books they were reading at present.

Marie Curie
Pre-pandemic the Lions delivered a number of Marie Curie boxes to some retailers and have only just been able to collect these. A total of £271.54 was raised but a further two boxes need collecting, so it should be over £300. Thank you very much if you helped Marie Curie.

Edwinstowe Church Rooms
A proposal was given to the Lions to see if they could help with the refurbishment of the kitchen area and a donation was accepted by Adam Murphy on behalf of the Church Rooms.

New member
The group wish to welcome Hazel Whitlam to their team and wish her much success. Her husband John has been a Lion for many years.

If you think you could help or need help please contact robert.crampton@gmx.com or 07815 473802 for a chat. The Lions (CIO) are now regulated by the Charity Commission and this has many benefits – one being, they can now claim Gift Aid on any donations to them. If you wish to make a donation it would be very much welcomed. They will soon be finding it very difficult to help in our community as their funds are slowly disappearing.