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North Notts Lions area extends from Misson/Misterton in the North to
Wheatley/Leverton in the South. From the Trent in the East to Bawtry/Barnby Moor in the West.
The main focus of our work is local. We fundraise locally, you may have seen the Xmas float out in your area in December bringing Santa to see all the children. Santa also visits disabled people in their own homes. We run raffles for hampers and Easter Eggs. We also put on local Race Nights and a Golf Day each year to fundraise. In short, we are open to any idea that will allow us to fundraise to support our work. We are totally self supporting and so we are proud to say that every penny we raise goes into the local community with around 10% going to support LCIF in their effort to bring relief to the worldwide community.
Lions Clubs International
serving Worldwide for 100 yrs
North Notts Lions
serving your community for
approaching 50 years
North Notts Lions Club was formed in 1969. It was one of the first Lions Clubs in this area. Each club is completely autonomous in its own area and carries out charitable works there. For larger projects we may join forces with other clubs local to us to generate the necessary funding. At the international level clubs worldwide contribute as they see fit in response to appeals for aid (tsunamis, earthquakes, etc) via our Lions Clubs International Foundation or LCIF for short.
North Notts Lions have been getting things done in
your community for approaching 50 years
Golf Day with North Notts Lions
Unlike many charities and organizations we really cam promise that every penny we raise goes into serving the community both here in North Notts Lions area and worldwide. North Notts Lions are funded by members and so you can rest assured that when you give your donation it will be well used.
North Notts Lions help to Celebrate 100 Years of Service
This year marks the centenary year of Lions Clubs International. Lions have been serving the worldwide community for 100 years. North Notts Lions have been serving their community for over 42 yrs and we are proud to still have some original members still serving the community.
Ian Hall receiving a cheque for £1000 from Lion President Raymond Simpson
From the left Mel Blacknell Ian Hall John Simpson and North Notts Lions President discuss how the new Dinamap machine works
Over 1.4 million Lions serving in over 200 clubs across the world also support LCIF, Lions Club International Foundation, providing relief when disasters occur, water to those who have none and sight clinics to bring relief to those who have a visual impairment or who are totally blind. LCIF have also joined with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate measles. Since its inception LCIF have raised and used over $100 million. Along with “Water Aid” and “Sight First” Recently North Notts Lions sent a donation of £500 to both the “Water Aid” program and the “Sight First” projects run by LCIF along with collecting hundreds of kilos of old spectacles. These are then recycled and sent to those in need across Asia and Africa bringing sight to those who otherwise would be struggling to see.
Every year each new President of North Notts Lions selects a charity that they would like us to support. This year the charity was the Bassetlaw Hospice. We contacted Ian Hall, the Charity Administrator, to ask what they needed and how we could help.
Dinamap machine will help staff and patients alike
A much needed piece of equipment was purchased which will help both patients and staff. This ‘Dinamap’ equipment allows staff to take Blood pressure, Pulse, Temperature and oxygen levels without the need to use different machines and the real benefit is that it is portable and so can be moved quickly and easily to different locations within the Hospice.
North Notts Lions are really pleased to have been given the opportunity to provide this much needed equipment. In the past North Notts Lions have also provided a special chair for use in different therapies. This is still serving the hospice well. The majority of the money for this new equipment was raised by holding a Race Night along with pie and peas supper and the balance needed to bring the total sum up to £1000 was provided by North Notts Lions. Lions have provided for their local community meeting the needs of locals, by providing defibrillator machines in the different villages within our area, they have provided football kit for local teams, cooking ovens for Scouts and Beavers. Play mats have been purchased for local play groups and young people have been helped to attend international camps in Africa to help build a school along with many more projects. Do you think we do a good job? Would you like to get involved helping in your community. We are actively looking for more like minded men and women to join us in our vital work. We have no upper age limit and we would also like to encourage younger members of our community to come and join us. Come and meet with us, let us tell you how you too can help. We have a DVD available which will tell you all you need to know and which will help you understand further just what we are able achieve. Remember every penny we raise goes into the work that we manage to achieve. You can contact us to enquire about joining us or to request the DVD. Just email to email@example.com We are just ‘ordinary people’ doing ‘extraordinary things’ and we really do look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how you can help both our local and international work.
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Lions continue to support schools in our area.
Along with the Dare Project which teaches our children to say no to drugs and bullying, Lions continue to support the sailing project, teaching our children to work as a team and to be safe around water. Lions are also involved in the tree planting project. We support local schools by involving the children in the tree planting, seen here at Sutton School.
Misterton Primary School Year awarded ‘Young Citizen of the Year’
Misterton Primary School Year 6 have jointly been awarded ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ for their work with North Notts Lions in producing the Lions Sight Film for 2018. This film will hopefully be shown in all local Schools starting in the very near future.
Already as a direct result of this film and the hard work of Year 6 teacher Mr Green and the children, equipment with a value of several thousands of pounds has been donated and distributed to those with poor vision in our local area. The project has generated so much interest in the school that next year’s Year 6 pupils are asking ‘can we be involved next year?’
North Notts Lions have for several years been supporting local schools. This year they will be supporting the “Dare Project” in several local schools, teaching young people to say No to drugs and to bullying. They will also be sponsoring several local schools to attend a local sailing club for a day. This will they hope, teach them many skills, how to work as a team and how to keep safe whilst around water.
Our Sight project was never just about collecting old spectacles, it was and is along with all of our schools projects a means to get the children involved and through this, to spread the word about what Lions do not just locally but worldwide. Lions are working in over 200 countries across the world. Lions bring disaster relief, clean water, and treatment for river blindness and through our partners across the world we are trying to eradicate measles on the continent of Africa. Of course, locally we are able to help many in our community, if you know of someone who needs help in any way please contact us.
Through our work in the local community people have come to know that Lions are not just a group of retired men who bring Santa around at Christmastime. We are in fact men and women of all ages who just want to put a little back into society. Already this has brought results with new Lions both young family members and older men and women joining us in the work that we do. It’s an opportunity to make new friends and share in the joy that comes from helping others, we are all aware of the old saying ‘there’s more joy in giving than there is in receiving’. Many more in our communities are learning, along with local Lions just how true these words are. Would you like to know more? You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org We have several DVDs that show just what Lions do and who Lions are. Please look at our web site www.northnottslions.uk or follow us on Facebook.
Misterton School year 6 look at donated items
Pupils from Sturton le Steeple year 6 at sailing day
Dare T Shirts for all taking part
Didn't they do well. Pupils at Misterton Primary School with the glasses that they brought into School for their Sight Week program.
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