September 2017 Newsfeed

Welcome to the September Newsfeed from Lions Clubs MD105 British Isles

A newsfeed will be issued each month by the Lions PR/Marketing Team to enable you to distribute it electronically to all the members within your Lions Club.  Please click on the blue underlined sentences below to read the latest news items. If you would like any further information on the news items, please drop Mandy a line to pr@lionsclubs.co

There has been a change to the facebook account of Lions Clubs of the British Isles, here is the new link: https://www.facebook.com/LionsClubsBritishIsles/

The PR Team have launched several facebook sites and here they are: LionsGetInvolved – https://www.facebook.com/Lionsgetinvolved/ and JoinLions – https://www.facebook.com/JoinLions/

#LetsGetInvolved 

We hope that you have received your copy of the new #LionsGetInvolved.  Here is a link to the online version http://lionsclubs.co/Public/lionsgetinvolved/ Once you have read your copy please could you pass it on for someone else to enjoy.  This resource is to help Lions clubs to promote who Lions are and what Lions do within your own community.  There are 38 copies of the report in each box.   If you would like a box of #LionsGetInvolved please drop a line to either the team at MDHQ on mdhq@lionsclubs.co or to Mandy with your full address and postcode to pr@lionsclubs.co and we will despatch them to you with an invoice.  The cost per box is £15 to cover carriage.  Happy reading from the Lions MD105 PR Team

Sounds of a Century – 24th & 25 Nov 2017 – Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Have you booked for the 2 days of spectacular music?  Sounds of a Century is open to both Lions and non Lions.  Tickets can be purchased from Lions HQ on 0121 441 4544.  Click on the link to find out more about this one off event Sounds of a Century – Weekend of music

‘Remember Together’ run on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government

There are just 11 weeks to go to apply for community funding for the Passchendaele at Home and The Unremembered projects. Click on the link for further information http://www.bigideascompany.org/funding-opportunities/  Community groups in England can apply now to organise creative and memorable projects to commemorate the Labour Corps or Passchendaele at Home servicemen. Community groups across the UK can access free resources to plan activities and commemorate them as part of Armistice Day 2017.  Email your request to athome@bigideascompany.org

Free fundraising stream for your Lions Club http://lions.easyfundraising.org.uk

Lions members, friends and family can collect a donation for a Lions Club every time they shop online, at no extra cost – which will help you with your work in the local community.  The benefits for your Lions Club are: access to a free and unlimited funding source; resources to help you get the whole Lions Club community supporting when shopping and access to a fundraising person to help.  Click on the link to find out more Free fundraising stream for your Lions Club

Lions Clubs raised £733,308 with Marie Curie, which has funded 36,655 hours of local nursing care over the last 5 years by supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – thank you

Click on the link to find out  How to get involved with Marie Curie 

Lions Clubs have funded 342 sight saving miracles through Sightsavers

Click here to find out how you can help and A big thank you from everyone at Sightsavers

Partnership with Special Olympics GB

For over 25 years Lions Clubs International – MD105, has proudly supported Special Olympics GB by giving donations, fundraising for athletes selected for international competitions and providing volunteers to help run key events.  In that time, over £600,000 has been raised for the charity. Read on by clicking on the following Press Release – Special Olympics GB receives boost with Lions Clubs International support

Lions Day with United Nations – Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Dear Fellow Lions, next year’s Lions Day with the United Nations will be held on Tuesday, 13th March 2018 in Committee Room 14 of the House of Commons, commencing at 4.00pm. The District allocation is 10 Tickets available on a first come first served basis. Those wishing to attend, please contact your District Governor or District International Relations Officer.

Yours sincerely, Lion Evan Jones, MD International Relations Officer e.w.m.j@icloud.com

Appeals

PLEASE consider donating to the ‘LCIF Disaster Appeal Fund’

The response to the floods in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Texas and the mudslides in Sierra Leone

Click on the link to find out how LCIF has responded and how you can donate to Disasters and how LCIF is helping

Support for the Special Appeal for Blind Veterans

Click on the link if your Lions Club could help the Special Appeal to support Blind Veterans UK

Unicef Yemen Emergency Appeal

Consider supporting by clicking on the link Urgent – Unicef Yemen Emergency Appeal

One Life, One Shot: Lions Measles Initiative

LCIF has committed to raising US$30 million by 2017 to improve access to vaccines through Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. The funds raised will be matched by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. Pledge your support by sending donations either through your District LCIF Coordinator or your District Treasurer/Charities Treasurer.  Please place ‘LCIF – Measles Initiative’ on the reverse of cheques.  Thank you.