Bridlington Lions Carnival 2016 Pictures

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Summer Carnival and Car Boot

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Lions Helping the Community

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.

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1st May Car Boot

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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.

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Carnival 2016

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.

 

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Lions Social

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.

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New Member for Bridlington Lions

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.

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Hornsea Lions Club Visit

Another friendly visit by Zone Chairman Ken Thorpe accompanied by members of Hornsea Lions Club.

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Boots the Optician Recycling Box

RecycleFSColor[1] (Mobile)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.

Prevent Blindness, Saving Sight for Millions of People Around the World

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:

  • Saved the sight of more than 15 million children by providing eye screenings, glasses and other treatments through Sight for Kids.
  • Established or strengthened pediatric eye care centers that have helped more than 120 million children.
  • Helped halt the spread of trachoma in Ethiopia by providing 10 million doses of the sight-saving drug azithromycin annually.
  • Prevented serious vision loss for more than 30 million people worldwide.
  • Improved eye care for 100 million people by training more than 650,000 eye care professionals and building 315 eye hospitals.
  • Distributed more than 147 million treatments for river blindness.
  • Provided nearly 8 million cataract surgeries.
  • Vaccinated 41 million children in Africa against measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness.

Since 1990, Lions have raised US$415 million through two SightFirst fundraising campaigns to help provide vision for all.

Lions Work to Improve Sight and Prevent Blindness

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:

  • Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
  • Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
  • Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.

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.

Giving People Who Cannot See a Place to Hear Laughter

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.

Vision Screenings

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.

Lions Recycle for Sight

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.

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

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.

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2016 Car Boot Dates

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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:

May 1st

June 5th

July 3rd

August 7th – also the Lions Summer Carnival

and September 4th

 

 

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