Donate to Sightsavers between 9 October 2019 to 9 January 2020 and the UK government will match your donations, up to £2 million, making your gift go twice as far.
Your donation will be used to support Sightsavers work wherever the need is greatest. The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support Sightsavers eye health projects in Uganda and Malawi.
Donate today and help even more children like nine year old Riya pictured, who had weak vision in both eyes and needed glasses. Following a routine eye screening test at her school, she was able to receive her glasses. The difference this has made to Riya’s confidence was immediate. She can finally see the world around her more clearly and has ambitions of becoming a doctor.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this amazing opportunity to double the impact of your gift.
Cheques can be made payable to your District, endorsed on the back ‘Lions Sight Savers’ and sent to your District Treasurer in the usual way.
Hurricane Dorian Disaster Appeal
Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded a $100,000 dollar Major Catastrophe Grant to local lions to support the relief efforts in the Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco. Donations can be made by members of the public online http://lionsgiving.co.uk/international-appeals/lions-international-disaster-fund Thank you
Hurricane Dorian was category 5 when it landed on the Grand Bahama Island over the weekend, with over 130 mile an hour winds and torrential rainfall. Hurricane Dorian has destroyed homes, flooded communities and impacted on countless families and the threat continues as it heads towards the east coast of the United States.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is working with Lions to provide immediate relief to those families who are struggling following the devastation of this hurricane.
As Lions, we need to continue to actively demonstrate our support towards the worldwide response, and specifically that of LCIF through the Clubs in the affected areas. Both immediate and long-term support to recover from the Disaster will come from the LCIF Disaster Fund.
If your Club wishes to support the work of LCIF to assist the area devastated, then donations should be made payable to ‘Lions Clubs International MD105 Appeal Fund’. On the reverse of cheques, please endorse with ‘LCIF Disaster Fund’ and forward to Lion Arthur Clenton in the usual way. These donations can also be sent to your District Treasurer/District Charities Treasurer for onward transmission to Lion Arthur Clenton. These Donations to the LCIF Disaster Fund do attract MJF recognition and count towards the Campaign 100 targets.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
Lions Clubs International Foundation’s mission is to:
support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.
For 8 consecutive years, LCIF has received the Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars which examines the charity’s financial health, accountability, and transparency which can be viewed through the following link https://www.charitynavigator.org/
Read more about LCIF in the Annual Report for 2018 click here
Lions International Blood Research Appeal are pleased to announce the launch of Going for Gold Campaign with a target of £300,000 to be raised by the end of 2024.
Funds will help to cover the costs of specialist equipment required for a planned King’s Health Partners Haematology Institute.
The LIBRA funded equipment will be housed in the new institute, located at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in London. It will be used by world-renowned haematology experts at KCH and their partners to diagnose, treat patients and create new lifesaving blood cancer therapies.
Read more in the Libra Summer Newsletter 2019