BEWARE OF SCAMS!

We have been made aware of scams and fraudulent use of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) or Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) name or logo, or other trusted and well-known names.

The goal of these types of scams is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information about themselves, which can then be used to commit identity theft.

Please note that Lions Clubs International – nor anyone purporting as a Lions Club or part of the Lions Clubs International Foundation – makes cold (unsolicited) calls asking for financial donations, nor do we contact anyone through their personal Facebook accounts asking for money.

If you receive a suspicious email, text, or social media message, please follow the LCI guidelines via this link: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/blog/protect-yourself-from-scams

If you have recently received a suspicious message via facebook, please report it directly to Facebook. See: How to report things on Facebook.

For further help on how to avoid Facebook scams, see: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/how-to-spot-and-avoid-facebook-scams

Partnership Announcement with Brain Tumour Research

Partnership with Brain Tumour Research announced at the Lions UN Day in the Houses of Parliament,12 March 2019.

An initial four-year fundraising partnership for Lions Clubs International British Isles which will endeavour to raise a minimum of £1 million, upon which an individual laboratory within the wider facility of one of the charity’s dedicated Research Centres will be named for Lions Clubs International, in order to create a lasting legacy. For further information on the partnership, please download the announcement http://lionsclubs.co/MembersNews/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Partnership-Announcement-with-Brain-Tumour-Research.pdf

2019 Winner of Shipshape Award

The winner of the 2019 Shipshape award at the MD105 Young Ambassador Awards this year went to Dannie Hawkins from District W, sponsored by Thornbury Lions Club.

This award is given to a Young Ambassador candidate who the judges feel would benefit from the experience in helping in their leadership skills.

This award is to crew a ‘tall’ ship for a week with able bodied and disabled crew of young people, who learn to work as a team and make decisions whilst sailing this magnificent ship from the Jubilee Sailing Trust.