On Thursday 19th Feb. at the Ransdale Hotel, members of the Bridlington Lions Club and friends attended an evening slide show and talk given by Tom Sampson.
During the evening he talked about
circumnavigating the globe on his yacht ‘Katanne’ taking eight years to complete his journey. His talk was very entertaining, interesting and full of anecdotes.
Any club or organisation wishing to see and listen to Toms lecture can contact him on telephone number :- 01262/352588.
The children were very excited when Santa visited Burlington School to give out Christmas presents. Just look at the faces of the children.
Once again residents of Bridlington and friends of Lions Clubs from further away joined Bridlington Lions for the 2014 Annual Christmas Concert hosted at the Bridlington Spa.
Joined by the Burlington Junior School Choir, Emmie Beckett, Brid Beat and musical accompaniament by the Driffield Silver Band.
We hope that you had a fantastic time and we hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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This year’s Christmas Carol Concert will once again be held at Bridlington Spa on Monday, December 15th.
Entertainment will be from one of the local school choirs, the popular Bridbeat, the Driffield Silver Band, directed by Andy Grace and this years guest performance will be from Emmie Beckett, who is a rising star from Bridlington who was a guest performer recently at the Katherine Jenkins performance in Burton Agnes in the summer.
So, please come a long and get some festive spirit with Bridlington Lions at the Spa.
As usual thre will be audience participation with the carols so get your voices ready!
The doors will be open from 6pm with the fun starting at 7pm.
Admission is free to all.
The following images were taken from last years carol concert:
Come to the Promenades Shopping Centre on Sunday December 7th between 10am and 11am.
Santa will be in the Quay Cafe to share breakfast with children. The cost will be £4 per child payable in the cafe.
This is Elizabeth Temple from the 6th Bridlington Guides with her entry for the Lions Peace Poster competition.
Her quote for the competition was ‘Peace and love is very important to those
that respect it’. We wish her success in the next round of the competition.
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
The theme of the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest is “Peace, Love and Understanding.” Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Bridlington Lions held a health promotion day in The Promenades Shopping Centre on Saturday November 1st.
We promoted “Message in a Bottle” (MIAB) and discussed the benefits of keeping a record of medication for vulnerable individuals, in the fridge with a sticker on the inside of their front door alerting emergency services. So that this information can be accessed quickly in the event of an urgent call out which might require hospitalisation, over 30 people agreed to partake of the service.
During November Lions traditionally promote eye health and we were able to distribute leaflets encouraging people to have regular eye tests to detect chronic eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration as well as providing a diagnosis of other disease states from the optometrist.
We carried out “Diabetic Risk Assessments” opportunistically on 15 shoppers and by performing simple measurements and asking questions about lifestyle the assessment which is validated by “Diabetes UK” provides a numerical score which gives an indication of the likelihood of a person developing Type 2 Diabetes within the next 10 years.
The results indicated that 5 out of the 15 shoppers assessed would require an appointment with their GP in order to have a blood test (HbA1c) to detect their level of blood glucose during the last 2-3 months which could indicate undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes. The GP would then decide whether to advise the patient to implement certain lifestyle changes such as diet or to prescribe medication to treat the condition.
The NHS is aware that there are approximately 850,000 people in the UK with undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes and so it seems appropriate for Lions to get involved and support our community to help identify these people and to signpost them to seek treatment from their GP.
Les is now president of Bridlington Lions Club, and not long a go he presided over over his first meeting.
It does not happen often, but recently 4 new members were welcomed in to Bridlington Lions Club.
We would like to offer a warm welcome to Lynn, Pat, Ruth and Jasmine.