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We have so much going on with Saltash Lion Club! 

December 2016 We are collecting donations from the community to help the community. We are asking people to donate tinned goods, packets of biscuits and nice things to go into hampers which we will deliver to isolated and elderly members of our community this Christmas. You can drop actual goods into the Treasure Island Gift Shop on Fore Street (thank you Hazel or helping with this) or to the Railway Hotel or Truly Scrumptious Sweet Shop at the bottom of our High Street. Lion Anne Turrell is also accepting donations in her shop Peardrops Jewellery & Gifts in the House That Jack Built on Plymouth Barbican. Thank you also to Speedy Prints and Maitlands Saltash who are also collecting on our behalf. If you would like to donate money to this cause then you can do so online here ... http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/saltash-christmas-community-collection/

Also in December we are hosting a Pensioners Christmas Meal which is being kindly sponsored by Waitrose. Locals in Saltash can donate their green tokens to our cause when shopping in Waitrose during November 2016. These tokens all add up as they will be exchanged by Waitrose for food for the meal! Waitrose are also sending staff along to help Saltash Lions cook and serve a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to 80 local elderly people. Thank you also to Saltash Hopper Bus who have offered to ferry the pensioners from their homes to the event, and then take them back afterwards. It is so good to see the community and businesses of Saltash working together. 

Remembrance Sunday 2016 in Saltash will be attended by members of Saltash Lions Club who will be laying a wreath during the ceremony. Saltash Lion Danielle is selling poppies on behalf of the appeal in her Sweet Shop on Lower Fore Street. 

We are proud as a Club to support and sponsor local sportsman Steve Cook. Steve, who was left blind as a child by a brain tumour has been selected to represent England for the Visually Impaired World Bowls Championships in Cape Town in March 2017. Steve is an inspiration to all who know him and is well respected by the members of Saltash Lions Club. Saltash Lions are helping him on his way with a donation of 250 to Steve to assist him to travel to the World Blind Bowls Tournament.

October 2016 has seen a gardening and rejuvenation project being undertaken by the Lions at Saltash Railway Station. A new lions flower boat is in position, painted and planted with Daffodils for the spring to welcome visitors coming into Saltash by train. Watch this space for photographs of the boat and garden areas in bloom. 

We were very proud to donate a cheque for 200 to Riding for the Disabled in September 2016. This donation was passed to Brian, the landlord of the Union Inn and his daughter Kelly. Saltash Lions Club are great supporters of Riding for the Disabled and also appreciate the support Brian gives to our club too. 

Saltash Lions Club attended Saltash Regatta in Summer 2016 with our catering van and thanks to all the community supporting us and buying hot food and drinks, we raised a staggering 430 profit over the two day event. We also had our fundraising stall at the Regatta with the Lions Teddy Bear Tombola which raised a grand total of 123.50. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We hope you are all looking after your little lion teddy bears! 

In the summer we donated a whopping 240 to the local Guides group and 612.40 to the Under 14s Rugby Team. These funds are raised at local events and also thanks to B&M letting Saltash Lions Club organise bag packing there for local youth groups with the Saltash Lions to raise much needed funds for their clubs. 

May was a very busy month for our club, with lots of our volunteers getting hands on in all different areas of the community. 

We attended Saltash Mayfair 2016 with our fundraising stall and got outdoors meeting the local community. Our volunteers manned our Lions gazebo, running our very popular Lions Teddy Bear Tombola to raise funds of 16.40 for our charity pot. Thank you everyone who attended our stall and had a go on our games! Thank you also to the Railway Hotel on Fore Street who sold burgers for Saltash Lions Club and raised a total of 30 for our charity! It is great to see local businesses getting involved and supporting our efforts. 

We donated 285.57 to the Saltash Rugby Club under 14s in conjunction with their bag packing efforts at B&M! Bag packing is a great way for Saltash Lions and local youth groups to work together to raise money for various local causes and clubs. Thanks to B&M Saltash for their support and kindly allowing us to attend. 

We held our Charter Dinner on the 21st May which was a great success, thank you to everyone who attended this. A great night was had by all and we are grateful to Sheila and the team at Windy Ridge for hosting and providing such delicious food and good company. 

We also donated 96.00 to the Ecuador Earthquake Appeal. 

We have been collecting used pairs of spectacles from the community for recycling and you can read more about this important initiative here http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/serve/sight/recycle-eyeglasses/index.php

In the early part of 2016 we got off to a flying start to the year by donating 84.00 to our region 105SW Youth Trust. 

We also raised and donated 250.00 to the Hearing Dog Centennial Project, which we are sure you will agree is a very worthwhile cause.  

Our bag packing at B&M in the early part of the year helped us to donate a whopping 298.45 to the Young Stagers a local drama youth group and also a staggering 538.27 to the Maritime Cadets and the grand sum of 644.04 to the 1st Saltash Guides. We really appreciate B&M Saltash giving us the opportunity to raise money through bag packing and are grateful for the support of their customers and staff. 


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