Charity Sculptures

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

President Malcolm’s Charity Sculptures

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.

Recycling Spectacles in Kenilworth

Lion Henry Woodgate with Specsavers Kenilworth assistant Lois Carsley

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.