Carnival Info, Stalls, Rides etc
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Bridlington Lions club has recently brought some happiness into the lives of two local families.
Simon Malone, who is a qualified fitness instructor, is paralysed from the chest down. He is currently training his son who is a Yorkshire amateur boxing champion. Simon needed a special motorised adaption to his wheelchair to enable him to accompany his son on training runs. Simon has also been in discussion the Council to install special fitness equipment for use by the disabled in the new Leisure Centre. The photograph shows Simon with the current Lions club President Gordon Boyes and the club’s appeals coordinator Derek Boyland as they hand over the motorised fitment for Simon’s wheelchair.
Then Judith Walton wrote to the Lions saying that they wanted to ride out as a family but needed a special tandem bike so that her husband Cliff could also take along their teenage son Charlie who is disabled. After contacting a supplier in York, a special bike was prepared and delivered recently. The photo shows Cliff Walton with son Charlie in the front seat, again with Lions President Gordon Boyes and Lion Derek Boyland.
the cliff top car boot sale is on tomorrow from 7am.
Access to the field is from Sewerby Road opposite the entrance to Sewerby Grange Hotel and Restaurant. Postcode for your satnav is YO15 1ER.
It will soon be May and the time is right to apply for this years 2016 summer carnival.
If you would like to come along and have a great time then please use the application form on the right hand side of this web page.
Another enjoyable social for the elderly living in Bridlington as they were entertained by ‘The Filey
Showgroup’ singing popular songs from several decades. A very tasty meal was served and the usual game of bingo finished off a fun afternoon.
A shake of hands with Lion President Gordon Boyes after new Lion Michael Selby was inducted into Bridlington Lions Club on 24th March this year.
Another friendly visit by Zone Chairman Ken Thorpe accompanied by members of Hornsea Lions Club.
We are happy to be able to announce that we now have a spectacle recycling box at the Boots Opticians in the Promenades Shopping Centre.
If you have any unwanted pairs of glasses that you would like to dispose of then we are happy to take them for recycling. Boot in the Promenades is the latest location to offer the recycling facility.
Recycling your unused glasses allows the Lions Club to help other people in developing counties have improved eye sight through the Lions eye health programme.
For nearly 100 years, our members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Lions volunteer to take part in sight projects that have:
Since 1990, Lions have raised US$415 million through two SightFirst fundraising campaigns to help provide vision for all.
Through efforts such as these, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Our members around the world are also actively involved in:
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” And we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes.
Lions proudly support recreational camps that are customized to meet the special needs of children and adults who are blind or who have severe vision loss. With input from experts – physicians, departments and ministries of health and local foundations – Lions have organized recreational camps to give these individuals the unique experience of camping.
A vision screening is done to separate those with and without possible vision problems. Vision screening results may indicate a potential need for further assessment. Partner with eye care professionals to carry out joint screening events.
In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.
That’s why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.
Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.
If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them now. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed. Here’s how you can help.
The next Lions Car Boot of 2016 will be on Sunday May 1st.
Car boot sales are held on the first Sunday of the month.
Booters can turn up anytime from 7am.
The cost will be £10 for a car or van.
We have loads of space.
There will be a burger van and coffee seller.
This years dates are as follows:
August 7th – also the Lions Summer Carnival
and September 4th
On December 3rd we were very pleased to have the assistance of members of the East Riding College come and join us at Queensgate Park for a spot of bulb planting.
There were around 1700 daffodil bulbs to plant weighing in at around 125kg. Without the assistance of the 23 students from the the Public Services Course it would have been hard work getting them all planted before spring!
The planting of the bulbs is a project which is a part of the Lions Centennial Challenge which aims to reach 100 million people through engaging our youth, working in the environment, relieving hunger and sharing the vision.
The Public Services Course gives students the opportunity to find out more about the roles, responsibilities and purpose of the public services and is aimed at giving them an insight into a career in public services such as the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the police, the fire and rescue service, HM Coastguard, the prison service or the ambulance service.
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