News

Secretary

07
Feb

Winter Fuel Project Update

Following the successful launch of this project in November 2016 we are delighted to report a fantastic response and we would like to thank all those generous people who have donated some or all of their government winter fuel allowance.

Your donations have already helped a number of families and individuals in the Henley area.

Working with NOMAD and Citizens Advice Henley, we have been able to ensure the heating stays on in sometimes quite desperate situations where families have tried hard but still hit on hard times. We know there will be many more families needing help.

Henley Lions can only help in these situations with your support. The smiles and sense of relief on the faces of those we have helped is an enormous thank you to you.

If you would like to join the many people who have already donated please visit our web site www.henleylions.org.uk click on the DONATE button and you will be re-directed to the Henley Lions Virgin Money Giving account where under “Support Us’ you can ‘Make a Donation’ and follow the instructions. Please Gift Aid if you can.
Alternatively email our Treasurer at donate@henleylions.org.uk who will send you details of how to donate.

Thank you again for your support and we assure you every penny of the money donated is solely for helping those in need who cannot pay their fuel bill.

05
Feb

£3,000 Received from Toad Hall Santa’s Grotto

Martyn Sheldrake presented Henley Lions with a cheque for £3,000 on Friday, 3 February 2017.  The funds are the proceeds from this year’s Santa’s Grotto. As previously reported, Santa saw 994 children in his Toad Hall Grotto in the run up to Christmas 2016. Henley Lions receive £3.00 for each child Santa sees and while we didn’t quite reach the magic total of 1,000 children, Martyn made up the shortfall to present us with the full amount of £3,000. These funds will be used to support local children’s charities.

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30
Jan

Christmas Turkeys 2016

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As they have done for many years, The Copas Partnership donated 26 turkeys to be distributed thru our club. One of our club members organises this and distributes the turkeys. Ten were given to the Henley Over 60s club where they provided the main part of a Christmas meal for a good number of their members. The other 16 were given to the United Reformed Church which produced a number of Christmas dinners for various groups which meet there.

30
Jan

Santa’s Grotto 2016

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Henley Lions were, as we have been since 2009, heavily involved in helping Santa at the Toad Hall Garden Centre. Santa was busier this year than he has ever been and saw nearly 1000 children on the four weekends leading up to Christmas. Each child received a toy from Santa which they chose from Santa’s magic toy box.  Half of the fee of £6.00 per child to visit Santa is donated to Henley Lions charity fund and is used to support local children’s charities.

30
Jan

Christmas Parcels 2016

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Once again this year Henley Lions organised, purchased, packed and delivered 90 Christmas Parcels to needy individuals and families within our local area. Funds for this project are generously donated by local individuals and organisations. The club has been involved in the Christmas parcel project for many years but this was the 14th year that the entire project was undertaken by Henley Lions Club.