District Governor’s Lady’s Appeal

Lions, Lionesses and Partners,

After what seems like months of preparation, I was  thrilled to be able to announce my DG Wife’s Appeal at the Welcome Home on 08 July 2018 and I would just like to say a few words about this.

As you know, the five key pillars of Lions service are environment, vision, diabetes, childhood cancer and hunger; I have decided to focus my appeal of the last two by splitting it between Candlelighters and Batley Care & Drop-in Centre, with the majority donated going
to Candlelighters.

As I am sure you know, St James Hospital in Leeds is the regional children’s cancer centre and Candlelighters has a long and proud heritage of supporting both the
patients and their families.

My own Niece was diagnosed with Leukaemia when she was just 2 years old and the support that my family received from Candlelighters was just outstanding. I’m pleased to say Emma is now a strapping 26-year old, so that story had a happy ending.

For several years now, I have been volunteering at the Batley Drop-in Centre, which caters for the lower echelons of West Yorkshire society. We feed, clothe and counsel thousands of people every year and do make a difference to so many lives.

I will come with DG Clive on as many of his official Club visits as I can, and, with the President’s permission, will say a few words about this appeal, which I hope Clubs will support.

PDG Alan Doble, who is the District LCIF Coordinator, tells me that the appeal may qualify for matched funding if we get to a substantial total by the end of the year, perhaps more than has been raised in recent years.

Wouldn’t that be great?! Here’s hoping.

Patsy Barwell
District Governor’s Lady