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Coventry Leofric Lions Sculptures were made from scrap- they were recently interviewed by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire talking about their creations, you can see the clip here
For the Sporting Dinner this summer he created Penny Owl who was auctioned off and raised over £800 for the Lions Charity Account. They have also created raffle prizes for our Afternoon Tea where they crafted a bird table that caught many people’s eyes. For this year’s “Not” The Donkey Derby they created twenty bird boxes, these have been donated to Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and they have been sold to raise funds for the charity as well as providing a safe home for countless birds next spring.
Showing that we can combine fundraising and supporting the environment both by providing homes to birds that need shelter and recycling unwanted items into decorative art and useful practical garden ornaments.
Working in partnership with Specsavers Opticians in Warwick Road, Kenilworth Lions are celebrating another amazing year for the local spectacles recycling scheme. A total of 2,805 pairs of spectacles were donated during the last 12months. Hearing aids are also collected via the scheme. Lions member Henry Woodgate has been running the scheme locally for the last 16 years, and is very grateful to the wonderful support that the team at Specsavers Kenilworth give him, acting as the town centre collection point for donated spectacles.The spectacles recycling scheme was started in the UK by Chichester Lions Club nearly forty years ago, and now involves Lions Clubs across the country. Donated spectacles are consolidated and sorted in Chichester and sent to Medico France in Le Havre, where they are cleaned and graded ready for use in eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Every year over 300,000pairs of spectacles are sent to Medico France.
Members of Coventry Leofric Lions partnered up with Silver Star Diabetic Testing and 105CW’s Diabetic Officer Lion Karam Bharij to run an information and awareness stall at our summer event. Along side engaging with hundreds of members of the community we encouraged people to get tested for Type Two diabetes.
During the day we screened 51 adults, we identified 7 people who are at a Very High Risk and needed to get input from their GP as a priority, we had 11 people who are at a High Risk, along with 27 medium risk and 6 people who were at Low Risk. All were given advice and guidance on changes to diet and exercise regimes and sign posted to local NHS Health Services.
Alongside this we measured peoples blood glucose level, 39 people had a level that was within national guide lines, 12 people were higher than the acceptable parameters and these were advised to see their GP as a matter of urgency. A great service activity that has made a real difference to peoples lives in Coventry, we are looking forward to future partnerships with the District and our fellow lions in Coventry and across the Midlands.
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As Aberystwyth Lions Club, Abeliene’s situation attracted our attention and also support from Fishguard and Goodwick Lions Club and personally from Lion David Hurst and Lion Morena Malbog of Gower and Llwchwr Estuary Lions Club. Abeliene Heather Aquino is a nine years old girl born on the 8th of May, 2010. On Valentines Day in 2012, she was diagnosed with Lymphocytic Leukaemia at a very tender age of one year and nine months. When we visited her this year, she requested from the Lion members of the Laoac United Lions Club in District 301-C, Northern Philippines, of which I was the Charter President, a birthday cake. Due to extreme poverty, apparently she never ever had a birthday cake before. Lions of the Laoac United Lions Club granted her wish.
On the 3rd of July, 2019, Abeliene while in school, complained that everything seemed dark. Her father went to take her home, carrying her in the process. When they heard of her situation, Aberystwyth Lions Club asked Laoac United Lions Club members to take her to an EENT (Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat) specialist. After a thorough examination of Abeliene, the doctor informed everyone that the nerves connected to her right eye supplying oxygen to the retina were severely damaged by the chemotherapy during her treatment for cancer. The parents informed everyone that it was at that moment they figured out why there were no tears coming from her right eye whenever she cried. The specialist doctor also informed the group that only 20% of her left eye was functioning.
The lions will be taking Abeliene to the eye specialist again to ascertain whether her left eye can be saved to provide her much needed sight. Although the NEED is so far away, over seven thousand miles away but Lions members here will try to raise funds for her ongoing medical treatment. The funds which will be sent to the Laoac United Lions Club to ensure they are used to help Abeliene.