Meet a Lion!

Lion Pav November 17, 2019
My name is Pav and I have been a Lion for nearly 3 years
I became a Lion after helping out on a sleigh run with my family, I enjoyed the experience so much I wanted to join the club. Sandwell Lions are more than just a club, they are my friends and family – I can depend on them always!
I had heard of Lions because I worked with Paul who is another member, who told me what sort of things they got up to.
The best thing about being a Lion is I feel very satisfied knowing I may have made a small difference to somebody’s life with the time I spend serving our community.
I believe being a Lion sets a good example for my children because it shows them how to be an active member of the community and help people if you can.
My two favourite activities are the Christmas Sleigh runs and when we supported the Bearwood Street Festival.
When we carried out diabetes testing at an event I felt I really made a difference speaking to people in Punjabi and encouraging them to get checked.
I would encourage anyone to become a Lion- it is so rewarding!
Lion Rosie November 17, 2019

Hello everyone my name is Rosie Eynon and that’s me on the bog!
I have been a Sandwell Lion for 9½ years.
I became a Lion after a bright yellow leaflet came through my parents letterbox inviting them to a ‘Meet the Lions’ event with drinks and nibbles. I thought I’d check it out for them in case it was dodgy . I quickly fell in love with two of the members Praful and June and loved what Lions did. I had never heard of Lions before.
The best thing about being a Lion is we have a common goal to help people with no ulterior motive, we care about our community and we build friendships by working together on projects.
As a busy mommy I have always been appreciated for what time I can give to the causes and I’m never judged. My son regularly joins in with the activities too.
My favourite Lions activities are marshalling at the Special Olympics and meeting happy children and adults when we take around our Christmas Sleigh.
When collecting for Marie Curie people share their stories and sadness, which is often cathartic for them and inspirational to us as listeners.
I would encourage anyone to become a Lion if you want to feel part of a loving friendly community that really cares about making a difference and helping others, this is a wonderful organisation.
You are welcome to come and find out what projects and activities we are involved in.
We get together on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Thimblemill Library at 8.00pm. Drop us a message if you want to know more.