Welcome to our website:
Welcome to the Home Page of the Stafford Lions Club (United Kingdom) CIO web site. The aim of this web site is to provide information about our voluntary organisation. (CIO is the Charitable Incorporated Organisation status which means that we are recognised by the government’s Charities Commission. Our charity number is 1181780)
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HELPING WITH THE VACCINE ROLL-OUT: From January, for one of our projects members volunteered to help with the Covid 19 vaccination days at the Stafford North End Community Centre, Holmcroft, where we supported Cornwell’s Chemists who run the days very efficiently.
Even the snow storm didn’t deter the Lions and below we can see Lions Norman and June on car park duty, whilst more Lions were warm inside marshalling people in the vaccine centre as from 100 to 500 people a day receive the Oxford/Astrazenica vaccine.
So far Stafford Lions have have volunteered for over 1000 hours at the centre which we have renamed ‘The Jolly Jabs Vaccine Centre’.
BASWICH FOOD COLLECTION JANUARY 2021:
In spite of the National Lockdown we have not been idle. The image shows us unloading just one of 9 cars loads of food that was collected from the generous people of Baswich, Saxonfields, Knowle Road and Hillcroft Park. When we delivered it to the food bank at Rising Brook Community Church one of the helpers there commented that he had never seen so much food delivered in just one hour!
In line with government advice concerning the coronavirus pandemic, our club will cancel all meetings and functions at least until the end of February. Members are keeping in touch with each other by regular virtual meetings using the Zoom app on the internet.
However that does not mean that we have been idle. We have obtained a grant of £1000 for the Risingbrook/Signpost Foodbank. We have given a further £250 to Katharine House Hospice, £250 to Blood Bikes, £250 to Womens Aid, £250 to Stafford Rangers Social Club and £250 for Trauma Teddies.
Adult Carer’s Party:
On Sunday 8th March our club ran a party to recognise the selfless work of adult carers. Just over 60 carers attended and were treated to a free afternoon tea, with excellent music from Alan Thomas. bingo and table top quizzes. The event benefitted from sponsoring from Amazon Distribution Centre, Rugeley, the Cooperative Stores and Lee Adams Butchers in Penkridge.
Stafford Lions Club were represented at the Remembrance Day Parade in Stafford.
The image shows our President, Rose receiving a cheque from Asda.
Stafford Lions received £200 from Asda’s Community Life Help for Fundraisers Scheme. We are very grateful to Asda Stafford and all their customers who put their green tokens into our box.
Our CHARITY FASHION SHOW on 28th June 2019 at Stafford Rangers Social Club was a great success raising over £500 for charity.
In April we undertook a litter pick on the Isobel Trail and Doxey Marshes. We collected 15 bags of rubbish.
on Match 24th Stafford Lions Club organised a free party for adult carers which was a great success. Our guests were treated to dancing from the superb Stafford Steppers, good music from Alan Thomas, table top quizzes, a game of bingo a lovely afternoon tea and a free raffle prize. We are grateful to Stafford Rangers Social Club or allowing us to use one of their halls.
Our Baswich Food Collection in January was a great success, with the community being very generous. We then distributed food to the needy or elderly people in Stafford and surrounding villages.
At our free ‘Diabetes and Health Check’ at ASDA last June we tested more than 60 people and it resulted in 9 people being referred to their GPs for further testing. 29 people were diagnosed as a ‘High Risk’ of diabetes and 2 at a ‘Very High Risk’ of diabetes.
Below – Lions out collecting – remember every penny raised goes to charity.
Below – Lion Glenda (left) handing out Lions Special Achievement Awards at Walton Hall Academy.