A ROARSOME DONATION TO PORTLAND FOOD BANK

Portland residents relying on their local food bank during the coronavirus pandemic are to benefit from a generous £200.00 donation by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club. Although all UK based Lions Clubs are in lock down and are not able to meet on a regular basis or carry out their normal fundraising activities. They were still able to keep Portland food bank topped up with essential supplies with this generous donation.
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LIONS DONATE £500 TO M.V.FREEDOM

Lions President Ryan Hope and Kevin the Lion were out and about mingling with volunteers and supporters of M.V. Freedom at the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth recently, presenting them with a bumper cheque for £500 together with a Lions certificate of appreciation. Ryan Hope said,   “It’s a pleasure to donate this cheque and this certificate to you all today, not just for the help and assistance you provide for us on our Christmas Day swim, but for all the valuable hard work that you do throughout the year as well”.   M.V. Freedom provides Weymouth & Portland Lions Club ...
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TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE CLUB

Our March dinner meeting saw Weymouth and Portland Lions welcome two new members to the club.  Hilary Maxwell was introduced to the club by Lion Kevin Brookes and Dave Taylor was introduced by Lion Trevor Stratton. Hilary, a gynae-oncology clinical nurse specialist at Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust, and Dave, a local guest house owner, were both welcomed into the club by President Ryan Hope who conducted the official formalities for the evening and said he was “delighted that Hilary and Dave have joined our Lions Club and they will no doubt make a great contribution with their wealth and bre...
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LIONS DONATION IS A GREAT LIFT

With help from the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club, the Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland has now been able to replace the swimming pool hoist.  The hoist allows the disabled swimmers to access the pool safely .  In the picture Lions Dave Woolford and Trevor Stratton are seen presenting a cheque for £1000 to John Jennison a member of the Leisure centre staff.
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WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND LIONS CLUB DONATE £200 TOWARDS THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE CRISIS APPEAL.

As the world is gripped by the devastating series of massive bushfires across Australia, Weymouth & Portland Lions Club is doing its bit. All Lions Clubs in the UK are launching an appeal to support the victims of the tragedy and have already donated in excess of A$250,000 in advance. The money will go directly to local Lions Clubs in the affected area in Australia and they can make the decision what is needed, as this may vary in different areas. 100 per cent of the money goes to victims of the disaster. At least 28 people have been killed in the tragedy so far, which has af...
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LADY LION NUMBER THREE

  This evening saw Weymouth and Portland Lions Club welcome it’s third female member.  Barbara Mitchell was introduced to the club by its first female  member Julie Storey who joined just last year and she, along with fellow Lions, was delighted to welcome Barbara who is a busy member of the community with her voluntary work for both the Citizens Advice Bureau and Weymouth Pavilion. Club President Ryan Hope conducted the formalities and said “it is great that Barbara has joined our Lions Club and she will no doubt make a great contribution with her wealth of experience” Barbara...
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PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING DAY TESTED OVER 200 LOCAL MEN

Prostate Cancer kills over 11, 500 men per year. However, if identified early survival rates can be much improved. The New-Man Group in Partnership with PCaSO ( Prostate Cancer Support Organisation) and the Lions Club carried out over 200 free PSA blood tests on local men at The Pavilion in the Ocean room. (The New-Man Group is named in honour of their founder, Barry Newman, who was the driving force in setting the group up though terminally ill with the disease). L-R: Jenny Haines, Lion Bob Underwood (in Lion suit), Derek Pilling, Lions John Davies and Trevor Stratton. The PSA blood tes...
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LIONS ‘TOP UP’ THE FOOD BANK

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club were delighted to respond to the needs of Portland Food Bank by making a £200 donation. L to R: Lions Trevor Stratton and Dave Woolford, volunteers Gordon Cunningham and Ray Radnor, Rosemarie Husain (manager), Reverend Tim Gomm (chairman of Portland Foodbank. Manager, Rosemarie Husain said “We are really so grateful for the donation of £200 to us. Unfortunately many people on Portland still need the support of Portland Foodbank at this time. The money will allow us to purchase food items that we are short of, and so continue to help those in need. Witho...
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A BIG THANK YOU TO WEYMOUTH FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL LIONS CONVENTION

As the representatives of the Lions Clubs of the southern central part of England, from Henley on Thames in the North to the Channel Islands, left Weymouth on 24 March after their annual Convention, Lion Steve Spencer said:  “Everyone agreed what a fantastic weekend we had, due to the efficiency of the staff of the Best Western Rembrandt Hotel and the friendly welcome we got from the people of Weymouth”. Proceedings were open by the Mayor,  Councillor Gill Taylor who later attended the Convention banquet in the evening. Seen here with the District Governor, Lion Ken Staniforth, receivin...
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