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Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club

Who are the Wimborne and Ferndown Lions?

Ordinary people doing amazing things.

People just like you, who have decided to give back something to the community and enjoy working together with others to help those less fortunate than themselves. We organise social events, to create fun in a caring attitude. As a member of a Lions Club, you become aware of the needs of our community and have the advantage to effectively make a difference.

Our Club provides volunteers with project management assistance, leadership training, personal development opportunities, and organized fund raising programs. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way no one person could alone.

Wimborne & Ferndown Lions have continually served the community in many different ways. Now more than ever, people with vision problems, the environment, our senior community, our youth and the disadvantaged around the world need your help. You can make a difference by participating in our local Lions Club. You can help meet pressing needs in our community and around the world.

We are members of Lions Clubs International, which is the largest Volunteer Service Organisation in the World with a universal motto of "WE SERVE". Membership is by invitation and we have some 1.4 million members worldwide, in 35,000 Clubs within 202 countries. In the British Isles, we have some 21,000 members in 900 Clubs.

What do we do?

Locally, our activities have included the provision of:-

  • Outings for people with learning difficulties.
  • Providing Defibrillators in our Community.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening.
  • Christmas food parcels for the elderly & those in need.
  • Provide Special Wheelchairs for disabled and elderly people.
  • Support for local youth groups activities.
  • "Message in a bottle" - A plastic bottle placed in the fridge, with medical data inside, that Paramedics find in emergencies.
  • Donations to local Charities, Citizens Advice Bureau etc.
  • Donations to localScouts, Village Halls, etc.
  • Plus many other ways of supporting people, or groups, in need.

Our International involvement  has included help towards the provision of: -

  • Donations to UNICEF for winter clothing, blankets, etc for refugees in drought areas, etc.
  • Collection of old spectacles, which are recycled and sent to third world countries with some 8,000 pairs collected locally.
  • Relief supplies in World disaster areas of flood, drought, earthquake and famine.
  • Building water wells (Water Aid) in Third World Countries.

For more information on Lions International Help provided, go to the LICF website:- Lions International Help

How do we do It?

With dedicated help and support of our families, friends and others who give their time voluntarily.

With funds raised through local generosity at our events such as: -

  • Annual Easter egg raffle 
  • Concerts
  • Quiz Nights
  • At Carnivals
  • With donations from local businesses and individuals in our community
  • Plus other activities

With careful management of funds through our registered Charity account, No. 278860, to ensure that all profits are properly used to finance our welfare projects.

Remember - Every Penny collected for charity goes to good causes.

Where do we meet?

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m, at the

The Royal British Legion
Church Road
Ferndown

For more information please visit our website or contact our officer.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Lion Godwin Micallef - Membership Chairman

Address

3 Sarum Avenue
West Moors
Ferndown
BH22 0ND

Telephone: 01202 870891

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Website: www.wimborneandferndownlions.org.uk