November 2020 News

In common with most charities this year the Lions Club has found it extremely difficult to function effectively. So many members of the club or their partners are in the vulnerable group that it was difficult to lend the club’s hands-on support to the community to any great degree which is the main purpose of Lions clubs. We did however make a significant financial contribution to the Woodbridge Salvation Army Food Bank during the first national lockdown to support their work to meet the rising demand.

Over the last couple of months, we have been holding club meetings online only to have any tentative plans for fund raising events further put on hold by the latest lockdown or due to the COVID-19 restrictions around such events.

Plans are now in place to give further support to the Salvation Army by providing 100 festive food parcels for delivery just before Christmas. We are also making contributions to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the Lighthouse Women’s Aid.

The club has recently lost one of its longest standing members, Carol Malpass, who sadly lost her long fight against illness. Our thoughts go out to her husband David, family and friends. Carol was a much loved member of the club and was the driving force behind many of the Lions projects that supported the local community over the years. Indeed, for many years Carol led the Christmas parcels appeal and it is therefore fitting that we are continuing to support this project this year even in such difficult times.

We all hope that as the year draws to a close we can look forward to a more normal year in 2021. If you would like to know more about what we do or would be interested in finding out more about becoming a Lion please visit our website at www.woodbridgelions.org.uk


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