Supporting Exceptional Young People
The Young Ambassador programme recognises, encourages and supports young people from the age of 15-18 who are actively involved in helping others.
The competition operates throughout Europe and enables individual Lions, Leos or Lioness clubs to select and sponsor a candidate as their Young Ambassador. Successful candidates progress through a series of levels – club, zone, region and district – culminating in the final for Lions Clubs International British Isles and an opportunity to participate in the European final.
Congratulations to Abi Hutchinson the winner of the Young Ambassadors Competition sponsored by Shakespeare Lions Club
Congratulations to Theo Biddle for winning the Shipshape Award. Theo’s sponsor is Castleford and Pontefract District Lions Club.
The award was presented by PID Lion Phil Nathan and Lion Heidi Nathan.
The prize will enable Theo to experience a trip of a lifetime on a Tall ship with an able and disabled bodied crew.
Peace Poster Competition Winner William Higgs
sponsored by Newport Lions Club District 105 CW entitled ‘Journey of Peace’
Essay Competition Winner Joseph Critchlow
sponsored by City of Liverpool Lions Club District CN
Journey of Peace
I looked at a World of conflict. Who could help me answer a question, how can we solve the world’s problems? There seems no way as we fight each other in our neighbourhoods, Cities and Countries for so many reasons. How can we journey to save our forests and Oceans if we don’t have peace first? I looked at my City, Liverpool and wondered who could answer my peace question? I went to a City Gateway, Lime Street Train station, and in my mind asked the statue of the great entertainer Sir Ken Dodd, ‘how can we find peace?’ I felt he said ‘share laughter, laugh together, happiness is a key.’ I looked up at the Liver bird statues, a symbol of our City at a Gateway to the Oceans. I asked ‘how can we find peace?’ I felt they said to me ‘we can see across the world and time, we can see the Statue of Liberty. Many people look at what is different, not the same, find what is the same and come together there. This is a key.’
I went to the statue of John Lennon and asked ‘how do we find peace?’ I felt he said ‘Give peace a chance. This is a key.’ I wondered, if just one person stopped and did just that, would others do the same? Could I be that ‘mustard seed’ from which things grew? Could my voice be heard?
I went to the statue of Noel Chavasse, who sacrificed his life in the Great War winning the highest award for bravery the Victoria Cross, twice. I asked ‘how do we find peace?’ I felt he said ‘do what is right, help others. Learn from the mistakes of history we paid for in blood. Use your voice and strengths to tell others and help them learn. This is a key.’
I stopped at the statue of John Hully, a founder of the modern Olympics. I asked him ‘how can we find peace?’ I felt him say ‘sports are a way we can come together and celebrate what is the same, where we can have fun, keep healthy and make friends. This is a key.’
My Journey to find an answer was complete. I looked at all my keys. Although I am visually impaired, I can lead the way, my voice can be heard, I can bring others together. I may not see you well, the colour of your face or the clothes you wear, but I can help the world find peace by my example. As Gandy said ‘there is no pathway to peace, peace is the pathway’, let me help lead you along that path by following my voice. Let us come together in things like music and sports as better ways to see we are just the same. It is from here we can work together in making a safer, better world. We all have the keys.
Months of severe drought and record-breaking temperatures have fuelled a series of
catastrophic bushfires across Australia.
Lions Clubs MD105 Council of Governors has approved an immediate response. It has
been agreed with PIP Lion Barry Palmer of Australia, that Lions Clubs of the British Isles
will donate towards the purchase of much-needed water tanks. Each water tank costs
Lions Clubs MD105 Council of Governors has approved an MD105 Foundation appeal
for donations to support the Lions Clubs of Australia to purchase water tanks and the
provision of other humanitarian needs. This will allow people to return to their homes and
achieve some degree of normality.
Please click on the link for the Australian Bushfire and Humanitarian Appeal Letter and the Australian Bushfire and Humanitarian Appeal Poster
Welcome to Council Chair Stewart Sherman-Kahn’s Newsletter – Edition 2
Please click on the link to download here
Please be advised that we (Lions Clubs of the British Isles) will never ask anyone seeking a grant from Lions Clubs International or from any Lions Club to make any payment to secure a Lions grant.
Anyone contacting you on the telephone, by letter or online and offering a Lions grant in exchange for a fee or advance payment to secure a Lions grant is doing so fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.
Click on the link below to visit the Members Forum and check the Directory of Clubs and Officers for 2019-2020. Any changes should be notified to your Club Secretary and MDHQ.
Link: MDHQ Directory 2019-2020
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