Forest of Dean Lions respond to recent disasters with a £500 donation.
Above: Article from the Forest of Dean & Waye Valley Review of 13 September 2017.
Lions donate to the Lions International response to the recent Hurricanes. The donation is funded from events that Forest of Dean Lions organise and participate in throughout the year.
If you wish to help via Lions you can use the donate button on this web site.
Forest of Dean Lions and Severndean Lions have donated £5,500 raised from entry fees of the Wild Boar Chase to equip local midwives with a Jaundice Scanner. The easily portable, non-invasive scanner will help the midwives check babies that they visit and will be especially useful in the Forest which is a largely rural area.
Forest of Dean Lions donated £500 to the Hall.
This is the ‘Thank You’ email to the Lions from the Evergreen Hall Committee:
I would like to thank you very much for the generous donation from the Lions Club to our Evergreen Hall, Broadwell.
Your gifting will enable us to replace a number of our ‘bucket seats’ and we hope you will be happy that new flooring will be laid in our entrance, kitchen and snug room with some of the monies too.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and groups who have donated goods and financial assistance which has been matched with the incredible efforts of the Wildwood Yoga community who have taken on the makeover of this lovely old hall with smiles on their faces and paintbrushes in hand!!
The Forest of Dean Lions Club and SevernDean Lions Club plus helpers and friends recently put on the Wild Boar Chase cycle event.
Report from the Forest of Dean Review:
SOME 845 riders took the revamped Wild Boar Chase challenge and have raised around £16,000 for good causes.
Participants had the choice of four rides: the 43-mile full boar which descends to the River Wye, the Hog which takes in 38 miles of the Forest, the Wood Boar which is 25 miles or the small boar which covers 20 miles.
The event is run by Forest of Dean and Severndean Lions Clubs with the help of the Royal Dean Forest Cycling Club and attracted cyclists from all over the country.
The Chase started at the Speech House and the cyclists were sent on their way by Rojer Phelps, who sounded the post horn gallop, and Libby Jones, Miss Forest of Dean.
Orchard Food and Wine of Lydney continue their long-standing support of the local community. The LIONS collection box in the store recently added another contribution which the Lions will donate to local projects.