We have a good social life too
When? … We receive requests of all natures, and sometimes it takes a while to find the right answer or right person for the job. We can, and do, contact other organisations if they are better able to assist – all in an effort to provide speedy help. All this is done in our spare time; there are no full time organisers. As an International organisation Lions are able to provide urgent assistance in times of disaster through the Lions International Foundation, a trust fund established by regular contributions from Lions Clubs throughout the world.
How? … Money is raised from you the public to support our projects. All monies raised in this way are entirely used for charity. Nothing at all is deducted for Club administration. All members subscribe to their own administration costs. Since 1971, Southam & District Lions Club has raised well over a hundred and twenty thousand pounds.
Why? … The effort contributed by a collection of men (and frequently their families too) for serving their local community provides a fellowship second to none – an important aspect of our Club life.
What? … Our activities include – supplying furniture to those in need, assisting families in distress. Organising and running fund raising events sometimes with other local organisations. From the money raised, responding to both local and national appeals for assistance or donations. Providing equipment to hospitals, clinics, pre-school groups schools etc. Organising concerts for the elderly. Sponsor ship of MedicAlert, Project Sight First and other quality of life enhancing projects. We have even run a Poetry Competition !