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for 6th Form Students at Jigsaw Trust
Horsham Lions support Jigsaw School with a grant for the purchase
of camera equipment.
Treasurer, David Trowbridge receives a big "Thank-You"
from students at the Jigsaw School
2018 - Presentation To Chestnut Tree House
Horsham Lions seventh
took place at
The Pavilions in the Park, Horsham
on Sunday 18th March 2018
Presentation To Chestnut
Tree House 2018
£9,029.92 raised by Horsham Lions Swimarathon
Jackets for Horsham Area Youth Groups
Lions started a Hi-Viz jackets project started over 2 years ago
when the Club discovered, from the Royal Society for the Prevention
of Accidents, that in the previous 10 years, more children were
injured than any other pedestrians. As a result 15 Primary schools
an offer acceepted an offer to provide them with High-Viz jackets
580 jackets were provided. The offer of was then extended to local
In 2016 the Co-op Community Fund scheme invited Horsham Lions to
become a participant. Under this scheme, members could choose between
three beneficiaries, or, for monies to go into a “joint pot”.
1% of profit on sale of co-op branded goods and services. The period
covered 6 months, at the end of which Horsham :Lions received over
Thanks to the generosity of the Co-op Community Fund additional
jackets have been purchased and 348 were presented to to21 Groups
of local Rainbow, Brownies and Guides.
The Guide District Commissioner, Helen Cunnington, thanked the
Lions for their gift, which would be so important in providing safety
for members of the Guide groups.
A further 836 jackets are to be presented to 28 Beaver and Scout
Groups shortly and a total of 1,750 jackets have been provided for
local Youth groups.
Commemorate 100 Years
Melvin Jones, an insurance broker in Chicago belonged to a business
club where city business men met to dine, discuss and promote their
businesses. This, Melvin considered to be rather narrow and much more
could be achieved by forming an association with other similar clubs
across America to not just serve their business interests, but also
serve their communities. Accordingly he contacted similar clubs and
on June 7th 1917, representatives from 15 clubs met in Chicago, agreed
with him and founded Lions Clubs International.
The movement grew slowly, confining itself to the USA, Canada,
China, Mexico, South America and Asia. After world war II expanded
rapidly to Europe. During the war, Canadian Lions provided valuable
support for British children orphaned by the war, the then Queen
Elizabeth sent her equerry Col. Edward Wyndham (later Lord Leconfield,
from Petworth) to convey her thanks. With this support the first
Lions Club in the UK and Ireland was Chartered in 1950. Growth throughout
the world resulted in Lions Clubs International becoming the largest
service organisation in the world, currently with 46,000 clubs and
more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries.
The world is a very different place from when Lions Clubs International;
first served local communities. Yet the desire the of Lions members
to serve others and help meet the needs of society are much the
In 2016 the clubs in Europe raised in excess of £88,000,000
which combined with personal service was able to make a phenomenal
difference to specific challenges facing humanity. The Lions framework
comprises, national and international projects alongside more focused
and targeted efforts within local communities. Of monies raised
by Horsham Lions Club, some 80% are used for the benefit of the
To commemorate the 100th year of Lions Clubs International, Horsham
Lions Club have just embarked on its 55th year of service combined
with Horsham District Council to provide a hide at the Warnham Sanctuary.
Immediate Past President Lion Tom Osborne said -
“Horsham Lions Club have just embarked on its 55th year of
service to the Horsham Community and marking the Centennial of Lions
Clubs International by having a project” that would help and
support our local community.
Whilst a good deal of work has gone into this Centennial Project
over the last year, planning for it started some 3 years ago in
2015, the most difficult issue Horsham Lions had to deal with was
what “The Centennial Project” should be. Many good suggestions
were put forward, one of which was from one of the newest member
of Horsham Lions Club, who was also a hard working volunteer for
The Warnham Nature Reserve. That member was Lion Aston Trelford.
Lion Aston knew that the Nature Reserve had plans to increase the
number of hides from which the wild life could be observed as well
as renovating and extending the walkways, but they lacked the finance
to do this. Lion Aston acted as the link between Horsham Lions Club
and the Nature Reserve’s Management Team, which included the
Warden Jacob. By the time Aston and Jenny relocated to Suffolk,
in midsummer of 2016, Horsham Lions Club had agreed in principle
to donate funds in order to pay for the cost of the new hide. The
reason why this decision was made was because members learnt that
some 20,000 people visit the Warnham Nature Reserve each year, including
many school children from local schools and youth based organisations
to learn about wild life and ecology issues. Horsham Lions Club
Members felt that this proposal ticked all the boxes for their “Centennial
Sadly before the construction of the hide could start the news
of Aston Trelford’s passing, after a short illness came through.
At this time club members were trying to decide on the name for
the new hide, up to this point all the hides had been named after
birds, A suggestion was put forward that the hide should be named
after Aston Trelford in the light of his long association with Warnham
He then introduced the Chairman of The Friends of Warnham Nature
Reserve. He first thanked The Horsham District Council and Horsham
Lions for the additional opportunity offered to visitors to view
a new vista, The naming of the hide to the memory of Aston Trelford
was very fitting, he had been one of the original members of the
Friends and largely instrumental in obtaining lottery money for
the development of the Reserve.
Jenny Boyce who had been Aston’s partner was invited to cut
the ribbon to the hide and expressed her pleasure indoing so and
the recognition given to Aston.
The assembled company, accompanied by the Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin,
then entered and inspected the Hide.
2017 - Presentation to Chestnut Tree House
Osborne, Lion President, Horsham Lions Club was delighted to present
a cheque to Jayne Todd, Community Fundraiser at the Chestnut Tree
House Children’s Hospice on 26 June 2017 for £
9162.17. This was the amount raised through sponsorship
by teams entering the Horsham Lions 6th Swimarathon on 12th March
2017 and struck a record over previous years. Chestnut Tree House
is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and
community support for children and young people with progressive
life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex, Brighton
and Hove and South East Hampshire.
There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children
in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family
including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and
short break care and sibling support.
It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all
the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are
never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is
funded by the government, so they rely heavily on the generosity,
help and support of the people of Sussex.
Assurity Consulting, an independent health safety and environmental
consultancy based in Horsham, sponsored the Swimarathon and the
Marketing Manager Suzanne Clarkson-Lewis, and her team gave advice
and support on a variety of matters throughout the preparations.
The organisation’s financial contribution was a big help to
the Horsham Lions in organising the event this year. Also the team
that was put together by Assurity Consulting, “The Doggy Paddlers”,
beat the record for the number of lengths swum in the 55 minute
session, and their supporters gave generous donations.
In total there were 30 teams competing and together with their sponsor’s
generous donations enabled the process of replacing high cost specialist
beds at the hospice to start. The teams also supported other local
charities and local school projects which fulfilled Horsham Lions’
objective for participating teams to help the Lions, help the Horsham
Lion Takes Help To Sri Lanka
On a recent visit to Sri Lanka, Lion Charmini Anthony, who lives
in Southwater, took a supply of spectacles and sugar monitors with
her as a gift from Horsham Lions. She first visited a a small village
called Dhompay. Here the people are very poor and receiving spectacles
and monitors will be a great help to them. Giving thanks for the
gifts, the villagers went home very happy.
Suddenly they were able to read. Some had had cataracts. Fortunately
with the aid of used spectacle collections, which are co-ordinated
by Chichester Lions Club, additional revenue is raised from the
sale of gold content in certain spectacle frames. This money is
used to promote Lions Sight activities and this has paid for Doctors
to visit and carry out cataract operations.
Next, Charmini visited Negombo Lions and donated sugar monitors,
hearing aids and spectacles to them, followed by a visit to Minuwangoda.
Lions International President, Dr. Jjittsuhiro Yamada was visiting
Sri Lanka at the same time and hearing of the involvement of Horsham
Lions helping the poor in Sri Lanka, asked to meet Lion Charmini
who was pleased to present him with a Horsham Lions Friendship banner
at a reception.
Lions Help Worldwide Fight Against Measles/Rubella
Lions Clubs International, through its International Foundation
came to an understanding with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
The UK Government (UKAid) through the Department for International
Development (DFID) and the GAVI Alliance concerning the financial
support being given to GAVI to help with the elimination of Measles/Rubella.
Lions pledged to raise $30m by 30 June 2017, which would be presented
to GAVI at the Lions International Convention in Chicago on the
occasion of the 100thAnniversary of the formation of Lions Clubs
International. The Gates Foundation and UKAid have also pledged
they would each contribute a further US$15M each, giving another
US$30M to make a grand total of US$60 to GAVI.
Lions Clubs and GAVI are working with ministries of health in developing
countries to ensure children are vaccinated against measles and
rubella. Lionsare also playing a key role in social mobilization
efforts by working with local leaders, coordinating community-level
publicity and serving as volunteers at vaccination centres. Measles
is a highly contagious virus spread by coughing and sneezing and
kills about 160,000 people annually, mostly children under the age
of five. GAVI provides the measles vaccine in one shot with the
vaccine against rubella.
Horsham Lions recently donated £500 to the
cause, for which Lions in the United Kingdom raised £37,000
in 2015. Together, Lions have raised US$16 million toward the $30
If you would like to consider making a donation to this significant
initiative for health around the world, to help eradicate this killer
disease in the world’s poorest countries, donations may be
paid to Horsham Lions Club marked “Measles” at 66, Gateford
Drive, Horsham. RG12 4AN
Horsham Lions are involved in a wide range of activities and new
members are welcome. To find our more phone 0845 833 7629 or email
The Co-op Community Fund is currently supporting Horsham Lions
charitable funds through the following Co-op businesses. Please
support them. Thank you.
Co-op food store: North Parade, Horsham, RH12 2DH
Co-op food store: Fitzalan Road, Roffey, Horsham, RH13 6AA
Co-op Community Fund - Giving back to local communities
Every time our members buy selected Co-op branded products and
services, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause. The more members
spend, the more money goes to causes in their area. Money from sales
of our reusable carrier bags, and the 5 pence legal charge on carrier
bags (where applicable) will also be used to kick start the funding
for each cause. So thatíll mean even more for your community.
Springboard Project - Horsham
New equipment sponsored by Horsham Lions Club has
been delivered and installed at
The Springboard Project, Hurst Road, Horsham
Message In A Bottle
Lions Clubs Message In A Bottle scheme was recently
promoted in Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham
Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple, but effective, way
to keep essential personal and medical details where they
can be found in an emergency – the fridge.
More than 5 million FREE Message in a Bottle kits
have been distributed by Lions Clubs British Isles & Ireland
in recent years to people with conditions such as diabetes,
allergies, disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. The
bottles are supplied FREE of charge thanks to generous donations
from the public and businesses.
The Lions Message In a Bottle initiative is praised by hundreds
of emergency services personnel. Senior North West Ambulance
Service paramedic Steve Nicolls said: “It’s of
invaluable assistance to us when we have to attend an incident
at someone’s home.” Talking to Nic Knowles on
the BBC’s Emergency Rescue programme, Andy Capes, South
West Ambulance Service said he can rely on the Lions Message
in a Bottle: “I use it on average two or three times
a week; it saves time and lives.”
For your FREE bottle call us on 0845 833
our records on the Charity
For Local Families & Organisations
In close co-operation with West Sussex County Council we financially
assist those who are experiencing domestic hardship.
For Local Youth
We support schools and youth organisations in the Horsham area.
We encourage good citizenship with awards and donations for service
minded young people.
We promote and support the Medic
Alert programme throughout the Horsham area.
International Blood Research Appeal
Further information about this project can be found at the LIBRA