Health and well-being are areas of focus for us. We collect and recycle unwanted spectacles and hearing aids and provide our free ‘Message in a Bottle’. This is a simple and effective way to keep vital medical details, where they can be found in an emergency – in the fridge.
Our SightFest on the DLWP lawns raised awareness of eye care and vision, as well as local charities and support groups that are available to help. We have worked with Active Rother and at their “Be Active day”, we held a very successful melanoma skin cancer awareness clinic which was attended by over 90 residents.
We support the emergency services in a number of ways, including: purchasing community defibrillators, donating small teddy bears to the ambulance service to help distract and comfort children in unfamiliar surroundings, and giving donations to the Air Ambulance Service.
This year, the Club launched a recycling initiative for unwanted walking sticks and crutches. This was in association with Bexhill Caring Community and the Conquest Hospital.
Each year, together with other local Lions Clubs, we hold an eagerly awaited “Special Knockout” challenge for those with special needs and various disabilities from across East Sussex. Last year 9 groups represented by 110 contestants in 13 teams took part.
We are able to provide this support from funds raised by donations from the public and our own Fundraising activities throughout the year. EVERY PENNY goes to a good cause.
All of the Community activities that the club is involved in requires time, commitment, and dedication. If you see yourself as an individual that would like to help others please contact the club for details of membership.