Community

January 2014

Chipmunks Cheque Jan 2014 A

Lion President Gordon presents a cheque for £100 to Sally Bragger to help with the launch of the newly formed Chipmunks Children’s Charity.

 

July 2013

HRH Prince Charles’ visit to Withernsea

HRH Prince Charles visit 02

HRH Prince Charles visit 01

After being presented with a cuddly cat for the imminent arrival of his first grandchild, Prince Charles finds time to chat with Lion Sharon, LP Anne, Lions Jill, Noel Chris and John.

 

 

Community Award 2012

Lion President Anne Blake presented the Community Award to First Responders co-ordinator Duncan Kirk with fellow Responder Mike Gower, and Withernsea First Responders John and Sandra Mitchell.

Lion President Anne Blake presented the Community Award to First Responders co-ordinator Duncan Kirk with fellow Responder Mike Gower, and Withernsea First Responders John and Sandra Mitchell.

A group of volunteers was presented with this year’s Lions Community Award of £1000. Keyingham First Responders, who not only look after their village but oversee the running and training of other Responder groups in the area, received the cash to help fund their valuable work in the community.

Public-minded young people receive Lions’ recognition

Young Leaders in Service Awards October 2012

Young Leaders in Service Awards October 2012

A scheme pioneered by Lions International has seen 29 young peo­ple in the South Holderness area being awarded with certifi­cates for their work in the community.

The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards recognises young people for their community service within a 12-month peri­od and has been taken up by the Withernsea and District Lions Club.

The scheme normally awards young people who have done either 50 hours or 100 hours service but the Withernsea branch decided to extend it to include those who had performed at least 20 hours of community work.

Organised by Children and Family Action, young people have been involved in many aspects of help­ing in the community, including a Ground Force style make-over for a garden in Louville Avenue in Withernsea as a surprise for the occupant.

Other activities included many garden­ing projects in the area, making vegetable patches and herb gar­dens, producing and distributing leaflets, rubbish clearing, supporting  fundraising events, consultation exercises, working in charity shops, helping to run Rainbow and Beaver groups, being causalities for lifeguard training and much more. They have also been campaigning for a skate park in Easington.

At an award ceremo­ny at the Northfield last week, 25 young people received a bronze award for 20 hours and these were presented by Lion Anne Barker; three received silver awards for 50 hours from Town Mayor Kevan Hough and 18­ year-old Adam Douglas, of Easington, received a gold award for 100 hours from Lion president Anne Blake. Adam has actu­ally completed some 300 hours of communi­ty work.

Local supermarkets Tesco and Aldi gener­ously donated choco­lates and vouchers for the recipients.

Youth development workers Christina Keyworth and Lorraine Kent introduced the recipients to an audi­ence of family and friends, giving a brief description of each one’s attributes and both praised the award winners for their com­mitment to the commu­nity.

October 2012

Lions WPS Books 1

Lions WPS Books 2

Withernsea & District Lions have donated £800 to provide books for schools in the area as part of the Reading Improvement initiative.