We respond to requests for help with household items, clothing and equipment and typically involve one-off contributions towards their purchase. Examples include:
- Food vouchers
- Stair gates
- School uniforms
- Washing machines
Requests should be made via social workers or health visitors or a West Berkshire Council support team. They should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also support appeals for specialised equipment and, where the cost is high, combine with other local clubs to find the funding needed. We have helped to fund specialised wheelchairs and a trike for children and a motability scooter for a local disabled gentleman.
Newbury Lions wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope our Facebook page for December will bring some good cheer!
A while back we were asked to support the World Literacy Foundation with a project called UK Reads which aims to get childrens books into every household across the country.
Certificates of Appreciation will be going to various individuals and organisations who have supported the community since Lockdown
Along with everyone else, Newbury Lions Club have found it difficult to raise money during the Covid-19 lockdown. The local District Council had swiftly set up a support hub that has operated efficiently during the crisis, with Lions registering individually as volunteers. Lion Maureen Benedict set up a community Facebook page to co-ordinate volunteers in her small village, which has many older people. She also began to cook a curry once a week for neighbours. This has now grown into a weekly Curry Club serving over 35 people each week.
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