On this page we present snippets about selected things the club has done.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS
SCHOOL PEACE POSTER COMPETITION
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.
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
The entries were judged by the members of the Club and the winning cards printed
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.
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 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,
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
On this page we also illustrate some of our recent social events. For a full list of our social events in the past year,
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.
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.
TEN PIN BOWLING
Every year Club Members have a night out 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.