Forest of Dean Lions Club recently received an urgent request for help from Hope For Tomorrow who run a mobile cancer care unit in our area:
We are already seeing a huge reduction in our income, with fundraising events, corporate events and fundraising challenge events having to be cancelled. We are a charity that totally relies on voluntary donations as we don’t receive any GOVERNMENT FUNDING. We urgently need your help. Our approach of delivering cancer care closer to patients has never been more important than now, sparing patients and their families’ trips to hospital, which could put them at risk. We are living through unprecedented times and this new virus poses a huge risk to already vulnerable cancer patients during their treatment.
Forest Lions therefore applied for a grant from a Lions Club International COVID Emergency fund and successfully received £1000 on their behalf. The funds were immediately transferred on to Hope for Tomorrow.
Forest of Dean Lions Club have held monthly meetings at Bells Hotel and Country since 1973. The Lions have received tremendous support from Bells during this period and thank them for their friendly welcome and hospitality.
As we move into 2020, Forest of Dean Lions are moving their monthly meetings to the Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5DG
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Forest of Dean Lions and SevernDean Lions helped by many friends put on the annual Fireworks Display and Bonfire on the Speech House field. The clubs are grateful to Mr and Mrs Hands of the Speech House Hotel for their continued support.
Forest of Dean Lions and SevernDean Lions helped with the car parking at the Concert in The Quarry event organised by Lydbrook Band. The concert took place in Barnhill Quarry, owned and operated by Forest of Dean Stone Firms who sponsor Lydbrook Band
Forest of Dean Lions Club were sponsors of the Rising Stars event organised by Friends of Scarr Bandstand. Three bands took part featuring young and new players: Forest Brass, Lydney and Lydbrook traning bands. All three bands took part in a massed finale.
Many thanks to the Sellers, Buyers, Browsers and especially our Helpers at the Lions Speech House, May 2019 car boot sale. What great weather we had and what a massive turn-out in this beautiful location. We are very grateful to Mr and Mrs Hands of the Speech House Hotel for the use of the field, which was in first class condition for the boot sale.
Speech House Car Boot Sale on Bank Holiday Monday is currently ON
The Lions Speech House Car Boot Sale will take place on Bank Holiday Monday – May 27th. The event will take place Weather Permitting. In the event of a bad weather forecast, check back here before setting out.
Forest of Dean Lions covered 4 shifts to collect for the 2019 Marie Curie at Tesco, Lydney. The Lions would like to thank Tesco, Lydney for their support and to the people of Lydney for their generous donations.