Oct 16- Thanet Lions Centennial Legacy project

posted 30 Oct 2016, 10:05 by Thanet LionsClub
Many Clubs are marking the occasion of the Lions Centenary by initiating projects that will leave a lasting legacy to their Community. Members of Thanet Lions had various suggestions put forward, including park benches or adopting a roundabout. We have decided however to be more practical. 

Whilst shopping in Ramsgate town centre a Club member noticed a group of primary school children out on a school trip. They were all very well behaved, working in small groups, obtaining information from shop windows but they were not wearing high visibility vests. On investigation we discovered that many schools do not have the funds to allow them to purchase high viz vests for their children. Thanet Lions have set a challenge to raise funds to supply thirty high visibility vests to each primary school, around twenty, in our area, by June 2017.

Fundraising has not changed much over the years. Boot Fairs have replaced jumble sales. The Donkey Derby has been replaced by our Summer Fete a start. At the end of Summer term, seven schools, namely, Birchington Primary, Cliftonville Primary, Christchurch C of E, Dame Janet, St Lawrence C of E, St Crispins and Minister Primary received thirty vests each from our first order. We have continued our fundraising during the Summer. We would like to thank all the staff and customers of Wyevale Garden Centre for their support, where a fantastic sum of £1000.00 has been donated. This enabled us to place our second order which should arrive shortly, when we will then be able to supply a further seven schools with their vests.

  Birchington Primary
In the early years members of the public would donate a lump of coal to be distributed to those in need at Christmas. Today we give Christmas hampers to families and individuals who deserve that ‘little extra’

So you are all most welcome to join us at any of our future fundraising events. Our Murder Mystery in October, our Fashion Show in November or our Christmas Quiz in December.

Thanet Lions is part of one of the largest charity service organisation in the world, with 1.4 million members serving in clubs located in 240 countries. If you would like to know more about Lions or think we can help you please take  look at our website www.thanetlions.org or telephone us on 08458339532 for further details.