2014 Charter at the Expanse Hotel

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Lions Peace Poster Competition


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.

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Health Promotion Day at the Promenades

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.

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Les holds his First Meeting

Les is now president of Bridlington Lions Club, and not long a go he presided over  over his first meeting.

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Four New Members join Bridlington Lions

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.


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Fireworks in the local area

It was decided earlier this year that we will not be holding a bonfire and fireworks event this November.

The following organisations hold bonfire event in the local area:

Bridlington Rugby Club

Bridlington Rugby Club will be holding a Firework Display on Wed 5th November

Come and see the biggest Firework Display in Bridlington, at Dukes park, on Wednesday 5th November, everyone welcome.

Gates are open from 6pm, with the Display starting at 7:30pm

Entry will be £2 for Adults & £1 for Children

There will be:-

Stalls, including a Tombola, BBQ food and Children’s Rides, with the Bars open to All

Also there is undercover seating for 250 people

So Get yourselves down and enjoy the evening.

Sewerby Ship Inn

Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza.

Wednesday 5th November from 6pm.

In aid if Help for Heroes and the Alzheimers Society.

Bonfire lit at 7pm and Fireworks and 7.30pm

There will be bonfire food, snacks, childrens rides, amusements and live music.

Beverley Lions 

On the 5th of November the Mayor of Beverley lights the fire at 7.15pm marking the official start of the Guy Fawkes night in Beverley. Fireworks begin at approximataly 7.45pm. Food is available.
Website: http://www.beverleylions.org.uk/?page_id=149

Filey Lions

Taking place on Saturday 1 November, the weekend before Guy Fawkes’ Night, the fabulous Filey Lions’ annual bonfire and firework display will take place with all the traditional expectations at West Avenue Car Park, Filey. Refreshments and food will be available.

Gates open at 5:15pm; bonfire lit at 6:15pm; firework display from 7:15pm

Driffield Showground

On Saturday November 1st the biggest display in East Yorkshire! Driffield Showground. Food/bar/funfair. 4.30pm to 9.00pm. Admission: Adults £3/Child £1 (under 5′s free and child up to 16). Free Parking. If you are coming from out of town please use the Rugby Club end entrance to the Showground and also if you wish to utilise disabled parking facilities. If you are coming from Driffield town centre please use the entrance adjacent to Armstrong Massey garage. Left turn exit only when you leave.


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Winners of Short Story Competition Announced

The winners of the Bridlington Lions short story competition have now been announced.

Mrs Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe won the over 21 age group prize with her story, ‘They Shoot Thieves, Don’t They?’

Miss Linzi Clifton won the 16-21 age group with her story, ‘Home’

Both will each receive a cheque for £100.

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Thanking Margaret

Pictured is a presentation of a ‘Certificate of a Appreciation’ awarded to Margaret Pollard by Lion President Les Taylor. It was given for all her hard work on assisting the organisation of the Bridlington Lions Carnival this year. Well done and thank you Margaret.P1050006

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Lifestyle girls present £80 to Bridlington Lions Club


Pictured are from left to right, (Lion President Les Taylor, Priya and Kavita Aujla,Clare Westmorland and Lion David Sutton).

The girls in the photo produced abullying video that can be found on ‘you tube’ by searching Priya Kaur bullying video. They have also done a walk for ‘tofs’, which is for babies that are born and cannot swallow.

They have helped at the Salvation Army by serving food, helping with stalls, hygiene packs, homeless bags and family bags.

At the Lions Carnival this year they ran a stall and raised £80 which they gave to the Bridlington Lions. The girls Lifestyle project is based on anti-bullying because they know that bullying is wrong and shouldn’t be allowed.

The Lions are very proud of these girls and their efforts and look forward to their help with future events such as ‘Christmas in the Promenades’ and the ‘Lions Christmas Concert at the Spa’. Well done girls.

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Russian Scouts Visit Bridlington

Recently we have helped Rotherham Lions look after a group of 20 Russian Scouts on their trip to Bridlington.

We provided fish and chips at Sewerby followed by a visit to John Bull Rock Factory. Several of them also visited Bondville Model Village.

Pictured below are the Russian Scouts, and Lions members form Bridlington and Rotherham.


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