Minister thanks Lions Clubs for helping flooded communities

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Lions WhalleyRob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society has written to thank Lions Clubs British Isles and Ireland for the support provided to local communities as a response of the severe flooding over the Christmas and New Year period:

“The work of your organisaton in responding so quickly to the crisis by identifyng volunteers to support those in need of help is very impressive.”

Volunteer members of Lions Clubs have been working tirelessly in communities affected by the unprecedented weather conditions, and remain busy supporting individuals, families and businesses in the clean-up operations.

Click here to help by making a donation to Lions Clubs Community Disaster Fund – every penny raised goes direct to helping people in greatest need

“Wherever disasters happen in the world, Lions Clubs are on hand to offer help immediately and in the longer term” explains Simon Moss, Lions Clubs International: British Isles and Ireland chairman.

“At the start of 2016 when our own local communities needed practical assistance, Lions Clubs responded immediately to help those struggling to cope.”

The photograph shows members of Whalley Lions Club who have been busy supporting their local community overcome the effect of recent flooding. You can read more about their activities – and see how you can get involved and offer help via the club’s Facebook page:

Nigel Evans MP for the Ribble Valley participated in the flood discussions in Parliament on 6 January 2016 said:

“A four-minute limit will not allow us to name all the people we would love to mention and thank publicly, so we will have to do it in another way. Let me just mention Gillian Darbyshire of the Whalley Lions and her entire team, who have given up 10 days of their Christmas holidays to man the emergency centre in Whalley. They were absolutely superb.”