Lions celebrate a month of big donations

Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club donated £2,845 last month to local and global good causes

Windermere and Ambleside Lions toasted last night (Tuesday 2nd June) to a month of big donations. The local charitable organisation fund-raises locally at events such as the Brathay Marathon and Low Wood No Wood Cardboard Boat Race to then give it all away to good causes.

Typically they are local needs such as grants to Young Carers or funding a caravan for Alice’s Escapes but this month saw big donations to disaster relief in Vanuatu and Nepal.

£1000 was donated to aid work in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam and £1100 to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes. These funds are administered at the troubled areas through the Lions Club International Foundation ensuring every penny makes a difference.

Locally, £480 was used to purchase high viability snap bracelets for kids to walk to school. £65 was also donated to the Lake District Calvert Trust and £200 to the Brathay Trust.

The club expects to raise over £4000 Lakes Classic Car Show in Grasmere on Sunday 21st June which will go towards more needy causes.

Lion President Peter Irvine commented saying:
“We work hard in all weathers to fund raise but there are lots of good causes out there and we want to do our bit for our local and global community.”

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