the local branch of Lions International, which covers Wetherby and the surrounding villages of Walton, Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, Collingham, Clifford and Bramham.
A member of Lions International, with the motto “We Serve”, the club is a service organisation which fundraises for charitable purposes and cooperates with other charities and not-for-profit organisations to help them achieve their aims.
Beneficiaries of the club’s charity account and charitable trust include local, national and international causes, helped by the international nature of the Lions organisation.
The menus to the right give access to more detailed information about Wetherby District Lions Club and the Lions Clubs International organisation, whether you are an interested member of the public, a person or organisation seeking help or support or someone interested in becoming a member of the club.
We are indebted to the Bridge Inn, Walshford, LS22 5HS for providing meeting rooms and hospitality to the club.
The Wetherby Townsperson of the Year 2013/14 has just been announced.
On his way to the Tour de France finish at Harrogate Prime Minister David Cameron accepted local MP Alec Shelbrooke’s invitation to meet members of Wetherby’s community and its community organisations at the Town Hall on Friday, 4th July.
Four members of Wetherby Lions, Bob Greene, Bob Rolfe, Martin Doxey and Past President Mike Earle can be seen telling him about our local fundraising efforts.
I am just writing to once again thank you for your incredibly generous donation to help reach our fundraising target for the materials for our construction project in Tanzania this summer. We have finally met our target of £7700 and we fly out to Tanzania on the 3rd July to start work.
If you wish to keep updated with the progress of the project whilst we are out in Tanzania we do have a Facebook page that we will try and update as much as possible (although this depends on internet access out there obviously). We will also be writing about the community out there and our experience as we work, with lots of pictures as well. If you would be interested in hearing more, the link is https://www.facebook.com/egptanzania2014 .
I know we discussed a possible follow-up piece and when we get back I would be more than happy to contact anyone and write about our experience and the project as a whole. If so, I will be available on my email address from the 31st August onwards.
Once again I want to say thank you and I cannot express how grateful we all are for your help on behalf of me and the whole team.
With the aid of doctors and nurses from Medecins sans Frontieres tent hospitals are set up by local Lions clubs and medical staff to provide mass treatment to the rural population in India where cataracts in the elderly are endemic. Over a number of days a conveyor-like system of operations take place, after which patients are provided with a pair of spectacles to wear after the removal of their bandages and restoration of their eyesight.
Although not the sole criterion for supporting such a cause eye camps are an extremely cost-effective way of treating a large number of cataract sufferers, giving them back a degree of independence they had lost and making them less of a burden on their families. We have therefore made a donation of £1,000 to Lions Eye Camps,
Here’s an offer from Virgin Money Giving to match any donations up to £100 if paid via Paypal on any of five consecutive Wednesdays starting on 21st May:-
We’ve joined forces with PayPal to run an exciting promotion for all our fundraisers this spring – The 555 Wednesday Giveaway.
Between 5pm and 6pm every Wednesday, for 5 weeks starting on 21 May 2014, we will match (excluding Gift Aid) online donations of £100 or less made to any Virgin Money Giving fundraising page via PayPal until we hit £5,000. So that’s a whopping £25,000 donation pot available to give away!
If on any Wednesday the £5,000 pot is not hit by 6pm, the remaining amount will roll over to the following Wednesday to give away in addition to the £5,000 allocation for that Wednesday.
This is a great chance to give your fundraising a leg up, so spread the word! And we’ll make sure any qualifying donation will be matched by the Friday of the following week.
Just click on the image to go to our Fundraising page
At yesterday evening’s meeting the club voted to make a donation of £1,000 to Water Aid.
We are trying to raise awareness of the council’s award winning not for profit community meals service throughout the city.
The recent report published by the Malnutrition Task Force states that currently one in 10 older people in the UK are at risk from malnutrition with 93% of these people still living in the community. Figures also show that by 2033 an estimated 23% of the UK population will be aged over 65 and a further 3.2m aged over 80. This means the number of older people suffering from malnutrition is set to rise even further. In Leeds it is estimated there are currently around 16,400 at risk of or suffering malnutrition.
In a bid to support older people in the community and reduce this potential impact, Community Meals Leeds provide a service to support older people in the community with a hot delivered meal with a snack option and safe and well being check every visit. The service is used both short and long term by our current customers, for some it is while their carers or relatives are on a well earned break; discharged from hospital and aids with their recovery or it is longer term as it enables them to remain living in the community.
If you could raise awareness of the service through your networks it would be appreciated. If you work with young people… remember it may information for their elderly relatives.
I’ve attached a copy of a draft editorial piece, FAQ’s, and information sheet for reference. If you require any further information please contact me or visit the webpages at www.leeds.gov.uk/communitymealsleeds
Principal Catering Manager
Please note my normal working week is Tuesday to Friday 8.30 – 17.30
“As you close the door, do you know where that person’s next meal is coming from?”
Community Meals Leeds Direct Line : 0113 247 8577
Nominations are now welcomed for the Wetherby Townsperson of the Year 2013/2014
Nomination forms available from Wetherby Library or here at wetherbylions.com
Forms to be returned to Wetherby Library, firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the address given on the form
Deadline for entries 30th June 2014
Previous winner Claire Stubbs
Bill Grey of the Old Men’s Parliament being presented with his award by Town Mayor Cindy Bentley
Marie Fox, the “Voice of Wetherby” as chief journalist of the Wetherby News
Mark Baker, a youth worker who was responsible for Jak’s bar for younsters