New charity ‘Smile with Siddy’ gets a boost from the Lions

Lions Zone Chairman Peter Oswick presents Sally Matthews with a cheque for £1000. Lions from Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland clubs have donated £1000 to fledgling charity 'Smile with Siddy'.  Sally Matthews spoke movingly about this new charity set up following the death three years ago from Neuroblastoma cancer of her 17 month old grandson Sidney.  Neuroblastoma is the most common of the 200 or so childhood cancers afflicting very young children.  It is very aggressive and difficult to diagnose as the symptons mimic other childhood diseases.  The cause is ...
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DCH Cancer Charity gets some help from four Lions clubs

Lions from Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland clubs gathered at DCH to present Rachel Cole, Fundraising & Communications Manager for the DCH Cancer Appeal with a cheque for £1000. The four clubs that form 'Zone 1A', a section of the 60 clubs in this District, contribute to a fund that is dispersed annually to charities and good causes in the communities local to these clubs. The Lions always strive to ensure that funds raised from their various events throughout the year are given back to their local communities to worthy causes such as this.
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Bellinger Trophy – and the winner is ……………….BRIDPORT!

  On Thursday 11th May the Lions of zone 1A, Bridport, Blackmore Vale, Dorchester & District and Weymouth and Portland, were preparing themselves for the battle ahead that evening.  They met at the Colliton Club in Dorchester for the annual Bellinger Trophy Skittles competition which has been keenly contested for over 30 years.  The event was the brain child of Lion Jack Bellinger of Dorchester Lions who presented the first trophy.  In the early days it was decided that the club which won the competition would organise the event for the following which meant of course that ever...
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The first ever ‘Weymouth Wade’ a great success!

Weymouth beach was buzzing on Easter Sunday when the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club’s new event, the “Weymouth Wade” was launched. Demonia the Sea Witch from Pirates of the Caribbean and Roger the Lion helped Gina Hartley kick things off with a rousing warm-up session. Over 50 waders then took to the sea and splashed their way from the Pavilion, and then back along the sands to the finish. Waders included the Mayoress, Caroline Churchill and Carnival Queen Claudia Webb, as well as two ex-Carnival Queens, Lucy Compton and Gina Hartley. Several waders were helping to raise money for Imogen and...
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TALKING NEWSPAPER GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM THE LIONS

Weymouth & Portland Lions have donated £200 to South West Dorset Talking Newspaper (SWDTN) for new equipment. SWDTN Spokesperson Eleanor Smith said "South West Dorset Talking Newspaper for the Visually Impaired produces a weekly round up of local news, and also a magazine, for the blind and visually impaired.   The charity is totally run by volunteers, there are over 70 of us, divided into groups, so readers only have to read every 6 weeks or so.  The Charity is in its’ 30th year this year, and started from very humble beginnings.  Originally run from one of the founders lounge, the...
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Lion Russ Woolley has been awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship

This is the highest award a Lion can receive and is given by Lions Clubs International to Lions who are nominated by their peers for outstanding service to Lions, their club and to the community at large. Lion Russ Woolley and VDG Lion Peter Burnett Russ, a retired Police Officer, has been a member of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club since 1995. In that time he has been very active and has been President no less than four times, he has also held the post of Membership Chairman for many years and is also the club Almoner and Youth Officer. The award was made on behalf of Lions Intern...
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Lions Donate £550 to ‘Kids Cancer Charity’

Weymouth & Portland Lions are delighted to support this appeal by the charity to support a caravan holiday for a Weymouth family who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing cancer treatment. The charity are currently caring for 7 children and their families from Dorset The idea is to take the whole family away for a Compassionate Care break to sometimes relieve the stress of having to attend hospital(s) for continuous treatment.The breaks often unite the whole family and their feeling of belonging by giving then time away as a family in beautiful surr...
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