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Kenilworth Lions have presented special Lions Club International Certificates of Appreciation to sisters Ciara & Seanna Hamill, two enterprising local young people who set up their own not-for-profit company (SanHanzUK) to make and distribute hand sanitiser during the Covid-19 pandemic. They started the social enterprise business when they set about trying to source hand sanitiser to help their key worker …

Successful re-opening day for the Furniture Store

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The first day of trading for the Lions Furniture Store, after a shut-down of over four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was completed successfully on Saturday 1st August. We are very grateful to our customers for observing all of the new processes and social distancing measures introduced to ensure everyone’s safety. Judging by the reactions and feedback received, the …

We honour Kenilworth Covid-19 Support Group volunteers

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Kenilworth Lions have honoured the volunteers of the Kenilworth Covid-19 Support Group by presenting special Lions Clubs International Certificates of Appreciation to three key members of the group – Helen Braithwaite, Pauline Hayward and Miranda de Freston. The presentation was made at Jubilee House this week by Steve Luff, President of Kenilworth Lions. Also in attendance were Cllr Richard Dickson, …

Furniture Store Re-opening 1st August

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Kenilworth Lions will re-open its second-hand Furniture Store in Farmer Ward Road, Kenilworth on Saturday 1st August, after a temporary closure of over four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Store will be open from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm every Saturday morning from this date. To ensure the health and wellbeing of customers and Lions volunteers, it has …

Our first ever “virtual” changeover event

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Kenilworth Lions held its first ever virtual changeover event on the evening of Monday 13th July, when outgoing president Graham Pemberton handed over the presidency of Kenilworth Lions to Steve Luff, who will serve in the role until June 2021. Steve in turn handed over his previous 1st vice-president badge of office to Rob Sullivan. Special invited guests at the …

Now you can donate to Kenilworth Lions online

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced Kenilworth Lions to curtail most if not all of its usual fund-raising activities, in particular our very popular Furniture Store in Farmer Ward Road. While we are working hard to be able to reopen the Store safely as soon a we possibly can, it might be quite a long time before it is able …

Lions and Soroptimists – now that’s team work!

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Kenilworth Lions and Soroptimists have recently been working together to build and restock a raised bed planter in the garden of a resident living in local sheltered accommodation, to replace her old one which was falling apart. The Soroptimists have supported this lady in many ways over recent years. When the call came to Kenilworth Lions to help out, we …

Kenilworth Scrubbers

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A number of Kenilworth Lions members and partners have been proud to be part of an amazing local voluntary initiative to support NHS front line workers during the current Covid-19 crisis, which perhaps has had less publicity than it deserves. What started, in mid April as a small operation, the Kenilworth branch of the Warwickshire Scrubbers, very quickly grew into …

Inspiring Young People – Molly’s Meals

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Right at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, Kenilworth student Molly Bufton-Stears, the daughter of a Kenilworth Lions Club member, decided to do something to help some of the most vulnerable people her local community. Using skills she had developed during an overseas project placement in Zanzibar last year, she set up a local service called ‘Molly’s Meals’, cooking fresh …

Supporting the work of the Tree Tops Foundation in Sierra Leone

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Kenilworth Lions Club has recently donated a large range of items to The Treetop Foundation to support its work in the remote, poverty-stricken town of Tombodu, Sierra Leone. Treetop is a small family, UK based charity, and this represents its largest donation to date. The consignment of goods had been assembled by Kenilworth Lions at its back-up storage facility at …