The men and women members of Lions clubs in this district strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. This may often be by organising events to raise money for local, national or international good causes.It can be by joining in partnership with another organisation in a project to help needy or disadvantaged people. It could be by supplying items no longer wanted or needed here so that they can be recycled for use in countries overseas. In fact it can be any activity which directly or indirectly helps the wider community. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LCI have a target of serving 200 million people a year. To assist with this ambitious target 5 Global Causes have been recognised which will be supported by Lions Club International Foundation. Click on the image above to learn more about these Global Causes. In our district we are using these global causes to serve our own communities with a hands on approach. Two initiatives are now in place, Diabetes Screening & our Blue Planet Too! project and with the help of the district officers involved we will be making a difference in many areas in our district.
Environment Blue Planet Too! A District 105E Project - detailshere Hearing The most common way of helping with regard to hearing is to recycle hearing aids. Other speech and hearing activities can be found by following British Deaf Association The District is hoping to raise enough during our Centennial year for a Hearing Dog Learn more at Hearing Dogs
Message in a Bottle This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families. Many clubs in this district are active with this scheme.
Another similar scheme is Message in a Wallet where a simple form with all the relevant information on it can be carried in a wallet on the person as they go about their everyday life.
Sight Lions Clubs International is recognised worldwide for its service to the blind and visually impaired. This service began through a challenge issued in 1925 by Helen Keller, the great advocate for the blind, for Lions to become "Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness". In 1930 Lions introduced the White Cane, still universally used by the visually impaired. Many Lions clubs in our district collect old and used spectacles so that they can be recycled and used overseas. For more information about Lions and Sight see Lions Eye Health Programme
Water Water is a main essential of life and yet in many countries water supplies are dirty and contaminated. Lions clubs support and make monetary contributions to Water Aid to help alleviate this problem. Learn more at Water Aid.