DECEMBER DIP

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club is encouraging as many Dorset residents as possible to participate in the Big December Dip to raise funds for causes close to their hearts. With COVID-19 affecting the whole country, the much-loved Lions Christmas Day Swim has had to be postponed for 2020. We knew so many people would be disappointed that our Christmas Swim cannot take place this year, we wanted to come up with a great, fun idea which allows people to participate in a safe way. So how does it work? Anyone can enter - You might want to don your outfit and take...
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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Lions President Ryan Hope laid a wreath this morning, 8th November at Weymouth Cenotaph on behalf of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club in remembrance of all those who who have lost there lives in conflict. Our wreath was from Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh. All the poppies are made from recycled materials and are all hand assembled by a band of about 40 disabled veterans.
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CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are once again recognising lock-down heroes, knights in shining armour and local volunteers who, when most of the population were told to stay at home, stay safe and protect our NHS, decided that they wanted to do something more for the benefit of others. Our most recent lock-down heroes are Russ Thompson, landlord of the Wyke Smugglers and Lisa Rushby, Co-director of the Veterans’ hub who teamed up together to supply and deliver meals to vulnerable residents.   The veterans’ Hub provided the food, and the Wyke Smugglers provided the kitchen. To...
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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION & £200 LIONS DONATION

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club Vice President, Lion Kevin Brookes awarded a Lions Certificate of Appreciation and also made a £200 Lions Club donation to LCAG. (Littlemoor Community Action Group). A local support group who operate from the Littlemoor Community Centre and who set up a food bank and distribution service at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic back in March 2020. They have served approx 500 food parcels to date to residents who are self isolating and shielding in the local community. The group have regular donation from Morrisons supermarket weekly and also receive donat...
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LIONS CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

President Ryan Hope & Littlemoor resident Sasha Fancy
Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are on the look-out for lock-down heroes, knights in shining armour and local volunteers who, when most of the population were told to stay at home, stay safe and protect our NHS, decided that they wanted to do something more for the benefit others. Stories started to emerge locally of people who with little or no previous volunteering experience, decided that they wanted to help the most vulnerable in our society. Food banks in Littlemoor and Lanehouse sprang up using donated food from individuals and contributions from the major supermarkets to help the ...
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LOCK-DOWN VOLUNTEERS – HOW TO NOMINATE SOMEONE

Weymouth & Portland Lions club are on the look-out for lock-down heroes, knights in shining armour and those who stood up to be counted during the last few months of lock-down. We would like to honour and award a Lions Certificate of Appreciation to those who have stood out in the local community and went beyond what would normally have been expected of them. Here are just a few examples. Volunteers who distributed food parcels, helped in food banks, got to know their next door neighbour and ran errands for them. Made things, scrubs for the NHS, face masks when there was a shortage. Collec...
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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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