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Basildon and Wickford Lions Club
Part of the International Association of Lions Clubs
District 105EA, Region 5, Zone A, Club Number 19737
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FROM OUR ARCHIVES....

This page was updated on Sunday, 13-May-2018 19:17:46 BST
On this page we present snippets about selected things the club has done.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS

    SCHOOL PEACE POSTER COMPETITION

    LOCAL BROWNIES

    The Club was presented with a Mobility Scooter by the Estate of a recently deceased local lady to be used for the benefit of local residents. The Club has sold the scooter. The proceeds have been used to part fund a Brownies Adventure Holiday.

    BASILDON HOSPITAL RADIO

    Provision of new equipment for Basildon Hospital Radio. The picture shows the cheque for £3,000 that was presented following a joint project with The Lions Club of Thurrock. The cheque for £3000 that was presented to Basildon Hospital radio

    SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

    The entries were judged by the members of the Club and the winning cards printed professionally. 
    Winning designs from the 2008 competition

    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    Provision of 'message in a bottle' equipment so that elderly people can give medication details to the emergency services. This service is a lifeline for people living sheltered accommodation, for example. 'Message in a Bottle' containers are special tubes that are kept in people’s fridges and have all their medical and contact details on a form inside the tube. A special sticker is fixed to the front door of the premises to alert the emergency services to the fact that details are contained in the fridge. If someone falls ill at home, or has an accident, the bottles could help medical teams quickly diagnose what is wrong. The cost of the tubes is covered by the Lions Club.

    OVERSEAS

    The club supports overseas projects by providing donations, such as to the recent tragic earthquake in Haiti, but sometimes we have the opportunity to offer 'hands on' help. In November 2009 five members of the Club visited our twin club in Harderwijk, The Netherlands, to assist with one of their major Services Projects, which involved taking a group of about 140 elderly and infirm  residents on a boat trip on the IJsselmeer and providing them with meals and entertainment.

    FUNDRAISING

    Fundraising is a key aspect of our work, and we typically raise about £5,000 each year.



    EASTER RAFFLE DRAW 

    Our very grateful thanks to the many pubs and clubs in the area who supported our Easter Raffle Draw, 





    SUMMER ACTIVITIES

    Club members were busy through the Summer months on a number of small-scale fund-raising and 'Service' activities, including coffee mornings and at the Essex Air Ambulance. We also undertook our regular support for the Essex Royals pre-season football tournament by manageing the car park and selling the programmes

    SOCIAL EVENTS

    On this page we also illustrate some of our recent social events. For a full list of our social events in the past year, click here.

    DINNERS

    In addition to our annual 'Charter Anniversary Lunch' in February we have at least two informal dinners together each year, including one at Christmas and one at the end of June, when we 'Changeover' the Club's President, Vice President and Committee Chairs. Members are able to invite guests to these functions.
    Changeover dinner June 2009

    CANAL TRIP

    Club members and their invited guests enjoyed a canal trip on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, setting off from Little Baddow one crisp October afternoon, and returning to base at nightfall.
    Club canal trip on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, October 2008

    TEN PIN BOWLING

    Every year Club Members have a night out Ten Pin Bowling.
    Picture of ten pin bowling

    TALK ON JAPAN

    The Lions Club invited Bruce Bellringer, who is a local author from the 'Ladygate Scribblers' Club, together with his Japanese wife, Kuniko, to give us a talk on 'Life in Japan'. They also brought along some Japanese artefacts. The talk was enjoyed by all, and in appreciation the Lions gave a donation to Bruce's sponsored Charity, the Wickford Branch of Talking Newspapers for the Blind.
    Japan

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