16 April 2020
LIONS REPEAT THEIR SUPPORT FOR BATTLE FOOD BANK WITH ANOTHER £500 DONATION
Battle and Villages Lions Club, who are a local club within Lions Clubs International, the largest service organisation in the world, earlier this year donated £500 from their charity account to the Battle Food Bank when they heard that they needed funds to maintain the help they give to those in need around Battle.
When they heard that the effects of Coronavirus on the population of the town they serve were seriously impacting on the food bank, who were under pressure from the increased number of their clients, they immediately acted. Although unable to hold their regular meetings they continue their service activities using the telephone, computers and their social network.
After making a couple of calls and emails to the members, Lion President Bob Eaves immediately made an application on the evening of the 8th April for aid to their MD 105 Foundation Trustees, who represent all the Lions Clubs in the UK under the special Emergency Grant Process which has been set up to ensure Lions service can continue even in “Lockdown” whilst normal Lions fundraising is on hold.
Two days later, on the 12th April they were told £500 was being transferred to their Charity Account by the Emergency Fund Trustees, and they immediately let the Foodbank know and arranged an immediate transfer of the money. How is that for action! No messing about, no photo showing a big presentation cheque, no shouting from the roof tops, just living up to their strap line of “Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things.”
Yes, Lions do raise a lot of money for good causes, not just internationally, but in their own areas. Battle and Villages Club supports many local causes and have already this year arranged a large donation to the District Hospital. And have fun doing so. Yes, Lions do need more members, so why not consider joining us and have a lot of fun doing something really worthwhile giving service to the community. We are small (but perfectly formed), friendly (most of the time), and need (really need!!) your support. Once the lockdown is over why not come and meet us on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm at The Royal Oak Public House, Whatlington.
Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things
For information or to enter an event go to our website www.battlelionsclub.org.uk, or email us on or telephone us on 08458 335826