Not only does the club help the local community, but it also helps with national and international projects
such as those summarised below.
Carrying out local collections for national charities and causes, e.g. Children in Need and Marie Curie. We typically collect
for Children in Need
at Basildon, Laindon, and Pitsea stations, and in the future we hope to add in
Wickford - please support our collections generously.
Providing funds for the treatment of preventable blindness in India and other countries.
OVERSEAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS
Providing funds to help equip children’s hospitals in the countries of the former Yugoslavia
HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS - EMERGENCY AID
Providing funds for emergency aid for disasters around the World.
The collection of used spectacles for distribution in third world
countries. Several local Opticians support our collections.
See the picture alongside, which shows a local optician with her Lions
collection bin full of spectacles. Any spectacles that are
unsuitable for re-use can still be recycled, and the frames can be
melted down for scrap. In 2012 the co-ordinating Lions Club
(Chichester) reported that it had raised over £5,000 simply for the scrap
metal from unusable frames. This money helps to pay for transport of
used spectacles sent to developing countries. For more information
about spectacle recyling click here