Inspiring Young People – Molly’s Meals

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

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

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

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 …

Kenilworth Lions “Pharmy Army” – serving the local community during the COVID-19 lockdown

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As soon as the COVID-19 lockdown was announced back in March, a team of Kenilworth Lions volunteers (affectionately known locally as “the Pharmy Army”) began delivering prescriptions to housebound residents all around Kenilworth and as far as South Coventry, Burton Green, Leek Wootton, Ashow and Stoneleigh. During the first 12 weeks of the lockdown, over 2,650 prescriptions have been delivered, and total distance …

Kenilworth Mayor marks what would have been the opening of the Grand Show

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Today should have been the day of the Kenilworth Lions Grand Show, which we had to cancel last year because of the terrible weather, but this year of course the COVID-19 pandemic has forced another cancellation, in common with so many other well-loved community events which make up the Kenilworth calendar. We were very grateful nevertheless to Town Mayor Richard …

Pride of Lions Grants Still Available!

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Even in these difficult times, Kenilworth Lions remain keen to receive applications from local charities, clubs and other organisations for financial support via our Pride of Lions Community Grants scheme. Our target for the year ending July 2020 was £50,000, and we still have funds available, which are ring-fenced in our accounts. Hence, even though our main source of revenue …

Supporting Leyes Lane Pharmacy

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Kenilworth Lions members are providing voluntary support to Leyes Lane Pharmacy, Kenilworth during the Covid-19 crisis, delivering prescriptions to the home addresses of people over 70 or otherwise needing to self-isolate at this time. Here is the latest message from the Pharmacy:- Important announcement regarding repeat prescriptions and deliveries. Due to current demand please allow a week for repeat prescriptions. …

Cancellation of Grand Show in June

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Kenilworth Lions are very sorry to announce that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance, we have decided to cancel this year’s Grand Show which was due to take place on Saturday 13th June in Abbey Fields. Consideration was given to delaying the event until later in the year, but the nature of the planned event and the possible …

Covid-19 Forces Temporary Closure of Furniture Store

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Kenilworth Lions regret to announce that because of the Covid-19 crisis our Furniture Store in Farmer Ward Road will not be open next Saturday morning as usual, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. All van collections and deliveries of furniture have also ceased with immediate effect. This unprecedented step is considered necessary to help protect the health and …

Call-out for stall holders, sponsors and raffle prizes for our Grand Show

John Whitehouse Uncategorized

Preparations are well advanced for the Lions Grand Show, to be held as usual in Abbey Fields, Kenilworth. This year the date is Saturday 13th June. 12.30 pm – 9.30 pm. More details are on our Event page at: http://kenilworthlionsclub.co.uk/community-events/grand-show/ Every year we are very grateful to a number of local businesses who sponsor our show very generously, or who …

Unclaimed Duck Race prize!

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We have one unclaimed prize from our Boxing Day Duck Race, where we have so far been unable to trace the ticket holder:- Red ticket number 0129 – Second prize winner (£75) If this is YOU, please contact Lion Treasurer Gordon Henderson on 01926 855376.