Donations to charities

At our March business meeting on March 6th,2018,we donated 250 to "Dogs for Good".  We were very impressed with the speaker from this association,Mike accompanied by his wife Sue, and her Dog for Good, Merlin.Sue has been in a wheelchair for 30 years,and her husband cared for her and couldn't go out to work.But Merlin changed all that! He is trained to put clothes in the washing machine and take them out,pick up things she has dropped.If she falls and is conscious,he gets the phone for her.If she is unconscious,he barks loudly---the only time he ever barks.The neighbours know this and come to her rescue.This organisation is run purely on donations as it is a charity NOT funded at all by government.Sue's life has changed totally,as her husband feels that she is in safe "Paws" and can go out with confidence.A wonderful organisation.

At our April business meeting on April 3rd 2018,we donated 300 to Lee Chivers,who runs a programme called "Ripple effect" to buy equipment.This is a project to help people who are recent ex drug addicts,to give them something new to learn,which in this case is Rock Climbing.Lee transports people to the rock climbing area,and therefore needs harnesses and strong ropes.The more he has,the more people he can take,and this project has enabled people to stay off drugs,and train to be an instructor and therefore help more people.


Lion President Dave Lyon handing a cheque for 1000 to Ruth Tandy,for Diabetes Research

 Presented at our Dinner meeting May 15th 2018. 

 Each year,our Lion President for his year, chooses a charity to donate 1000 to.This year,President Lion David Lyon,decided to support Exeter University's Diabetes Research programme,which is researching into Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes,for better treatments,as they have found that the types are not clear cut,and may be mixed.Better testing and treatment will be the end result.Here is a photo of Lion President Dave Lyon presenting the cheque to Ruth Tandy,Fund Raising Co-ordinator for Diabetes UK Research

Every year we donate 350 to both Water Wells and Sightsavers

Water Wells is supported by our worldwide Lions International Organisation of nearly 1.5 million members,which provide clean water to Third World countries.

Sightsavers is also supported by all our worldwide members.We send surgeons and opticians to third world countries to remove cararacts,and treat eye infections and problems.The people/children are all treated free of charge

  On December 11th 2018,we donated a warm winter horse blanket to a horse called SOOTY,that our club had partly paid for in 2017,for Acorns  and Squirrels riding school to use for disabled children to have experience of learning to ride,and the children LOVE him. Here are a couple of photos of Sooty,proudly wearing his new blanket,one side with his name on it,and the other side with our  club Logo,EXETER WEST LIONS CLUB :-

Sooty with his new blanket with his name on it Dec 11th 2018

Sooty's new blanket,with our Lions Club Logo on it Dec 11th 2018