This is an exciting new Lion project and DG, Steve, is asking for your help to make it a reality. Many of you will know about the eye screening many Lions Clubs in America do in their junior schools. Schools do not do eye tests anymore in the UK and therefore many children are going around not being able to see clearly and therefore having difficulties in class. As Lions we can step in to this void and make a difference for these children, the same way our fellow Lions do in America. The way we can help is by going into schools with Lions trained to use a spot camera. This camera is easy to use and can give an instant read out as to the prescription needed for each child. This is then passed onto the parents for them to take to an optician, so there is no issue with GDPR as no personal information is held on record.
To be able to do this amazing service project means we need to purchase a spot camera. These cost about £6,700. Which seems a lot until you divide the amount by the number of Clubs in the District. If each Club donated a minimum of £125, we would soon reach the target.
This is a MD wide project, with each District buying a camera we can then ask LCIF for match funding giving us 24 cameras. So, after 9th July, the 8 new consolidated Districts will each have 3 cameras.
Take a look at the YouTube video below to see the impact this simple test can have on a child’s life. Without the Lions sight screening, Brianna would have died from undetected cancer, instead a five-minute test saved her life. Please, consider a donation (whatever your club can afford), to this amazing project and make a difference to a child’s life.
Donations can as usual be sent to District treasurer Paula Mellows marked spot camera on the back. ( 13th Feb 2019)