Lions Sponsor Guide Dog Training

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The Lions celebrated the presentation of a cheque for £2000 in The
Promenades to Mrs Samantha Bradley of the Guide Dog Association by Eileen
Sunderland the President of the Bridlington Lions.

Mr George Wiles and his new dog TJ a 2year old Golden Retriever have been
together since February 7th when the previous dog Murdoch, who has come to
the end of his working life, retired for a well earned rest in Wales

Bridlington Lions have sponsored TJ to replace Murdoch the sponsorship
involved training, food and board as well as veterinary fees and was a big
commitment over the last two years and the cheque was a contribution towards
this training and development.

The Lions were also able to promote the importance of good eye health which
involves regular eye tests at the local opticians as well as the Message in
a Bottle which is a free scheme to encourage Bridlington residents to keep a
list of all their medication so that if there was an emergency at home or in
the car the paramedics could immediately see what medicines the person was
prescribed.

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Car Boot Items Wanted

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Emily Beckitt Performs for Lions Guests

During last weekends entertainment for elderly residents of Bridlington at Sewerby, Emily Beckitt sang a song called “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from the musical, Phantom of the Opera.

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A Winter Social in Spring at Sewerby

Saturday 12th April at Sewerby Church was the date and venue for an excellent display of singing given by Emmie Beckitt at the Lions winter social. Emmie is only 14yrs old and will soon be
taking part in a ‘Kathleen Jenkins Concert’ to be held later on in the year at Burton Agnes.Bridlington Lions wish her every success at this venue and in the future.

The afternoons entertainment also included an excellent buffet prepared by Janet Abbott and Lion Keith Abbott, a raffle, a picture quiz and bingo. A vote of thanks was given by Lion President Eileen Sunderland.

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Short Story Competition

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Be a Lion

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Marie Curie Collection


Once again, Bridlington Lions Club help with Marie Curie’s annual collection at Tescos.

2014-03-21 19_34_53-Great Daffodil Appeal 2014 _ Marie Curie Cancer Care

 

 

About Marie Curie - Providing care for terminally ill patients.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses. In 2012-13 we cared for 38,777 people.

Marie Curie Nurses
We are best known for our network of 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.

During 2012-13, our nurses provided more than 1.3 million hours of nursing to 30,080 patients, along with support for their families.

Marie Curie Hospices
Our nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK provide expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses.

We are the biggest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS, and we are expanding outpatient and day services at all our hospices. Our hospices reached 7,897 people in 2012-13.

There are Marie Curie Hospices in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead (London), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff) and Solihull.

Research
Marie Curie Cancer Care is a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses, and how care could be improved in future. We have our own research teams, and we fund external research programmes.

Campaigning for patients
We campaign for more patients to be able to be cared for and die in their place of choice. Research shows around 63 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care.

Our funding
All our services are always free to patients and their families, thanks to the generous
support of the public. We fund our nursing services and hospices in 50/50 partnership with the NHS

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Adventurer Christian Nock completes round UK Coastal Challenge

Christian Nock arrives in Blackpool after walking the coast of the UK

An ex-soldier, dubbed ‘Britain’s Forrest Gump’, has completed an 8,000-mile trek around the coast, taking him 18 months and raising almost £200,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Adventurer Christian Nock, 40, set off on August 8 2012, from his local pub in Blackpool – Tommy Docks, and ran across the length and breadth of Britain, battling against the elements.

He completed his journey’s final steps by sleeping rough every night, covering every strip of the UK’s coast.

During his voyage he fought the wet British weather, going through 14 pairs of walking boots throughout the trip.

He beat the flu twice, got blisters, sickness, non-stop rain, suffered several near death experiences and had to use his army skills to survive.

As he finished the 8,000 mile trek, he claimed he cried as he saw Blackpool Tower appear over the horizon, which signalled the end of his voyage.

Mr Nock said: ‘I’ve cried more in the last week than in the last decade. Seeing Blackpool Tower just signalled the end and it was extremely emotional.
‘Everyone who has supported me on the journey throughout – following me on Facebook, giving me a hot drink or a sandwich, cheering me on – has completely reinstalled my faith in humanity.
‘As an ex-infantryman myself, I know soldiers struggle returning to life as a civilian. Many struggle to reintegrate into normal family life, often due to a lack of counselling and support.
‘My aim was not only to raise an obscene sum of money for Help for Heroes but to enhance public awareness of our homeless soldiers by sleeping as they would sleep.

On 30th June 2013 Christian Nock walked through Bridlington where the Bridlington Lions Club presented him with a cheque for £200 to donate to the charity Help for Heroes.

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Car Boot Sales start on 6th April

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Another season of car boots starts on 6th April.

The sale is held on the cliffs on Sewerby Fields which are located between Limekiln Lane in Bridlington and Sewerby Village.

As usual there is no need to book as we have a huge field for you to use. The field overlooks the sea, and across to Bridlington and is probably one of the best locations for a car boot sale.

There will be refreshments and snacks available at all the car boot sales.

Gates will be open from 8am and customers are encouraged to attend from 8am where parking will be £1.00 for a car. 

The cost of a car or van will be £10.

All day parking is available for a small charge per car with all proceeds from stalls and parking going to the work that the Lions Club in Bridlington carries out.

Stalls cost £10 per car.

If you would like further information then send an email to simon@bridlingtonlions.org.uk or call Simon on 07749 818095.

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25 Years of Lions Service

Lion President Eileen Sunderland presents a long service chevron to Lion David Baker for 25 years service to Bridlington Lions Club. Thank you, and well done David.

25 years

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