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Photo L-R: Geoff Davis, Forest of Dean lions Club, John Pitcher, Bream Sports Club, Doug Lewis, the Coffee Shop. Front Julie Hodder, Packed with Love.
Julie Hodder from ‘Packed with Love’ recently organised a coffee morning at Bream Sports Club to raise funds to help the persons displaced by the Russian war in Ukraine. The funds raised were generously matched by a donation from Bream Sports Club. A further donation was received from the Coffee Shop on Bream High Street. A cheque for £2,000 was handed to the Forest of Dean Lions Club who will pass it on to the Lions Ukraine Displaced Persons Fund. Geoff said: “The same generous support from the community was evident in Bream that we saw in the recent Lions collections at Tesco, Lydney. The total amount that the Lions have sent from Lydney and Bream to help displaced people from Ukraine is now £8,958.66”.
Forest of Dean Lions are carrying out collections in our area to raise funds to help people displaced displaced by the Ukraine conflict. We are very grateful to local businesses for their help and of course the public for their generous donations.
Please see the letter below which explains where the monies collected go. Your donations are sent by us to the Lions fund (Campaign 100 Ukraine – Refugees and Displaced Persons) The funds we send are distributed from there:
Many of you enjoyed a great firework display and bonfire on 6th November 2021. We do recognise that there were some traffic problems due to the sheer numbers of you that travelled to attend. This then impacted upon cars entering and exiting the field due to obstructions caused by cars parked on the road.
We regret that some people may have been disappointed. To prevent this happening again please note that the 2022 event will be ticket only.
What a great variety of entries we received for this competition. Congratulations to Lauren who was the overall winner and her picture that covers much of what the Forest of Dean Lions do is featured above.
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