Newsletter - June 2018

In my May report I concentrated on some of the most enjoyable activities that are a part of being a member of the Club. So in this report I’ll try to give you a flavour of our community assistance. I have focused initially on support which has been completed within the last month. All bids for assistance are carefully considered before we commit to help.

Services for the elderly – equipment fund - £200

Support for disabled swimmer to attend scout jamboree in USA - £250

Repair of Spotlight official car - £395

Specialist Baby Unit equipment fund - £200

Donation towards powered wheelchair provision - £200

Prizes donation for disability footballers - £100

Family eviction prevention - £250

Uniforms for children in Women’s Refuge - £41

Looking back across the year, the most common problem brought to us is the need to replace “white goods” for families who do not have the resources to replace them. But the variety of problems brought to us is quite amazing – collapsed beds, need for decorating equipment, simple household repairs or garden tidying for elderly residents, baby food and nappies, travel tickets etc. etc. Plus of course we continue to support our Message in a Bottle initiative. We manage to solve most problems for under £200. But we still need to raise an absolute minimum of £1000 every month. Hence our fundraising programme which we hope you’ll feel able to support.

Currently in the programme we have Motown Music with Lou Taylor on 22 September at the British Legion in Old Basing – The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir on 13 October at QMC – Quiz Night on 3 November at the Cliddesden Millenium Hall – The Hampshire Police Band on 17 November. If any of these appeal, please get in touch with us via the website www.basingstokelions.org.uk/

or by contacting one of the organisers,  –  tony.bamberger@ hotmail.co.uk - mauricehockley@hotmail.comjomolincoln@btinternet.comphilipjhwilson@btinternet.com .

Thank you for your support.

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