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)
STOP PRESS – Sri Lankan Tea Party
We were approached by Sanjaya Grero who wished to raise money for the Ukrainian Appeal. Our club was happy to work with him and together we raised over £700.
DONATIONS: You can now now donate to Stafford Lions Club via text. Just text LIONS to 70480 followed by the donation amount (£1 – £20).
OUR ACTIVITIES: In January 2022 we have supported a local forces veteran and a care leaver. At the end of 2021 Stafford Lions were very busy in spite of Covid. We held a folk night that raised £658 for Sebb, a three year old Stafford boy who suffers from Christianson Syndrome. This means he cannot sit up unaided, is non-verbal, deaf and partially sighted. The money will be used for equipment to improve his life experience. We provided 21 full bags of shopping for care leavers and £200 worth of non perishable food items for Women’s Aid, Other members helped pick pumpkins for the charity FareShare which helped make the equivalent of 29,000 meals for disadvantaged families. We also took a severely autistic child from Greenhall Nursery to visit to visit Santa Claus at Statfold Barns Railway.
We also continue to provide volunteer assistance to the vaccination centre at Stafford North End Community Centre, then at the Kingston Centre. So far Lions have contributed more than 3400 hours of unpaid assistance alongside other volunteers either by marshalling the car park or greeting and directing people inside the centre. You might also have seen us raising funds at one of the local supermarkets or at Queen’s Retail Park.
One positive outcome of the COVID pandemic has been the way that ordinary people have rallied to help support those in need in their local communities and shown extraordinary qualities – helping with food shopping, collecting prescriptions, supporting children’s education, listening. talking – supporting both physically and mentally – reaching out to everyone!
So don’t stop now that most of the restrictions and regulations have been relaxed – why not carry on as a neighbourhood hero and support your local Lions Club whose tabards proudly declare “Serving our Community” – and that is what they have been doing across Stafford since 1977.
Please visit our FaceBook or web page to find out more details or simply phone 0345 833 5834.
LIONS – you’ll get more out than you put in!
and into 2022
HELPING WITH THE VACCINE ROLL-OUT: From a snow covered January to a wet and windy May and into June, for one of our projects members have volunteered to help with the Covid 19 vaccination days at the Stafford North End Community Centre, Holmcroft, where we supported Cornwell’s Chemists vaccinate more than 28,000 adults.
Even the snow in January didn’t deter the Lions. Below we can see Lions Norman and June on car park duty in January and then Pauline, Roger and Jenny were on duty in slightly warmer May. More Lions have been warmer inside marshalling people in the centre.
So far Stafford Lions have have volunteered for over 3400 hours at the centre which is affectionately known as ‘Jolly Jabs’ the friendly vaccination centre’. When the centre closed we transferred to the Kingston Centre.
BASWICH FOOD COLLECTION JANUARY 20212
In spite of the National Lockdown we will again be holding a food collection from the generous people of Baswich, Saxonfields, Knowle Road and Hillcroft Park. We deliver the food to the bank at Rising Brook Community Church.
In line with government advice concerning the coronavirus pandemic, our club will offer both face to face meetings and Zoom meeting. We meet at Stafford Rangers Social Club on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
During 2021 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.
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.
In April we undertook a litter pick on the Isobel Trail and Doxey Marshes. We collected 15 bags of rubbish.
On March 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. After lockdown we hope to resume this annual event in 2022.
Our Wildwood Food Collection in July 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.