Lions World Wide Service for Hunger and Poverty Project

Lions World Wide Service for Hunger and Poverty Project

In support of the “Lions World Wide Service for Hunger and Poverty Project”, the Wellington Lions donated funds to Moms for Wellington, a local charity providing meals to over 200 children during their Thursday meetings. The Wellington Lions also donated funds towards meals at the Newton Community Centre. This charity provides meals to around 35 retired pensioners twice a week.       Moms for Wellington Newton Community...

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Tree planting in Victoria Park

Tree planting in Victoria Park

In May 2013, the late Almarie du Toit donated a number of yellow wood tree seedlings to the Wellington Lions Club. An environmentally conscious couple gave each guest at their wedding a yellow wood seedling as present. Unfortunately some overseas guests could not take their trees home and asked that Le Bac Estates (their wedding venue and Almarie’s employer at the time) donate them to a service organisation. The remainder of these trees...

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Norsa baby starter pack donation

Norsa baby starter pack donation

In support of International Lions Clubs President Yamada and Lions around the world, the Wellington Lions Club recently donated 48 baby starter packs to Norsa Wellington. NorSA Community Care is a nonprofit organization and a designated child protection organization registered by the Department of Social Development, Western Cape. NorSA was established during 2006 in co-operation with PROCARE and Children of the World Norway. The main focus of...

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Bingo verjaarsdag

Bingo verjaarsdag

Woensdag die 24ste September het die Lions die inwoners van Silwerkruin, Fyngoud en Huis Lizelle heerlik bederf met die jaarlikse Bingo verjaarsdag.  Heerlike vrugteslaai en roomys is aan almal voorsien.  Die 5 jarige Shiloh Cloete, van Dwergiebos, het almal vermaak met ‘n paar sang items en daarna het verskeie van die inwoners staaltjies vertel uit hul jonger dae.  Almal het lekker gesellig gekuier en sien uit na volgende jaar se Bingo...

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Blisters for Bread, 2014

Blisters for Bread, 2014

This year 170 Lions and Leos from 20 clubs sponsored their services as safety marshals at the Peninsula School Feeding Association’s Blisters for Bread walk. With the help of these volunteers this major annual event flowed smoothly around Sea Point, Cape Town. Thank you to the 12 000 walkers who participated this year! Your contributions will make a huge impact in the PSFA’s mission to feed hungry school children. Remember, “you...

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Wellington Lions Club donates rain jackets to rural primary school

Wellington Lions Club donates rain jackets to rural primary school

The Wellington Lions Club recently donated 95 rain jackets to all the learners of Voor Groenberg Primary School, on the outskirts of Wellington. The donation was made possible by funds raised during the Voetspore evening with Johan Badenhorst that was held earlier this year (2014). This project was also part of our “67 minutes for Mandela“. This farm school caters for grade R to grade 4 learners and currently has 5 full time...

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Wellington Lions donates wheelchair

Wellington Lions donates wheelchair

14 year old Charmaine Jagman was born with Spina Bifida, a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. This condition makes walking very difficult and causes Charmaine to fall often, resulting in painful injuries. The Wellington Lions has donated a wheelchair to the family to help Charmaine to move around more freely. [ View the slideshow...

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Senior Braai 2014

Senior Braai 2014

Once a year we treat 300+ of our seniors to a braai. The meat is prepared in our special way that has them coming back year after year! We invite seniors from all walks of life. Lots of hard work goes on in the background but the warm appreciation year after year makes it all worth while. André Victor and his band provided the music this year and it proved to be a hit! The complete photo set has been published on Flickr (larger versions). Here...

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Xmas at Intaka

Xmas at Intaka

This year the traditional annual Christmas party for children from the communities of various Lions clubs was held at Intaka Island, Century City. The new venue is an ideal location with a large green lawn and interesting footpaths around the wetland area in which Intaka Island was built. As usual children, escorted by their local Lions club members, were entertained  by various cartoon characters and received presents and a meal before heading...

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Senior Braai 2013

Senior Braai  2013

The annual senior braai is probably the longest running function we host at the Wellington Lions Club. The first braai was held more than 30 years ago and it is still one of the most popular fixtures on the calendar. This year was no different and we set the table for 350 of our much loved seniors at the Huguenot Primary School hall. This year’s function was made possible by many willing and able Lions, their spouses, friends and family...

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Huguenot Primary School Cares

Huguenot Primary School Cares

The Wellington Lions Club has been doing its part to clean up our town by running a long term project that sees Correctional Services supplying labour on weekends to walk the streets and clean up garbage. These workers are supervised and fed by members of the Lions Club. Every Saturday around 15 people work from early morning filling dozens of garbage bags. It is hard work spending hours in the Wellington sun and we rely on sponsors to supply...

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Wheelchair Donation

Wheelchair Donation

The Wellington Lions Club has donated 5 wheelchairs to the Silwerkruin Old Age Home. We would like to thank the Tygerberg Rotary Club for making this donation possible. In a letter to the Lions, Silwerkruin Manager Yvonne Booysen, wrote: “Our residents’ dependence on wheelchairs and other aids increase as their strength dwindles. The chairs therefore fulfil a real need. The chairs improve quality of life by increasing mobility...

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Back to School 2013

Back to School 2013

The Wellington Lions Club recently received an invitation from the Wellington Rotary Club  to contribute to the 2013 Back to School Campaign. At an auspicious event, held on the 15th January 2013, a number of speakers motivated the learners and parents to make school attendance a priority. The contribution of R5000, shared equally between the Rotarians and Lions, was used to provide each learner with a ‘Back to School’ hamper valued...

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Xmas at De Grendel

Xmas at De Grendel

It has become an annual tradition for a number of Lions clubs to take children from their community to a Chistmas party at the De Grendel wine farm between Durbanville and Cape Town. This year’s party was held on 1 December 2012 in bright sunshine. Children from many communities in and around Cape Town converged on this beautiful farm situated on top of the Tygerberg Hill with spectacular views of Table Mountain. It is a day filled gifts...

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Skoonmaak Aksie

Skoonmaak Aksie

Met wolke op die Hawequa berge het die aanbreek van die soel Saterdagoggend baie belofte ingehou en was ek om 8h00 ál wagtende kliënt voor Clicks se deur om “surgical gloves” te koop. P&P was ook nog redelik stil toe ek R72.36 op 6 liter sap en 20 polystyrene glase spandeer het. My volgende stop was Wellington Drankwinkel – nee ek het nie iets vir ‘n “hangover” gesoek nie, net sakke, Lion bibs ens. vir...

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Proviant Restaurant

Proviant Restaurant

Baie dankie aan die Proviant Restaurant vir hul ondersteuning van ons Kospakkie projek!  Mark & Marian Maingard se donasie van 150 x 2kg hoederpakke is tot dusvêr die grootste enkele donasie ten bate van hierdie projek en die donasie gaan verseker ‘n groot verskil maak aan die hulp wat die Wellington Lions hierdie Desember aan ons gemeenskap kan verleen. Baie van ons Lions het al weggelê aan die Proviant Restaurant se fantastiese...

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Lion Chicken

Lion Chicken

Our chicken-braai was a huge success with almost 250 portions sold to hungry Wellington Lions supporters. At R50 per meal this is excellent value for money and we’ll do it again next year! Ons hoenderbraai het baie goed afgeloop met amper 250 porsies wat verkoop is aan honger Wellingtoners. Teen R50 was dit uitstekende waarde vir geld en volgende jaar maak ons weer so. [ View the slideshow...

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Wellington Info

Wellington Info

WellingtonINFO, is a non-profit organization, which aim it is to share information and through the involvement of the whole community create an environment where it is safe to live, work and do business. How can I or my community organization get involved, or place information on the WellingtonINFO website and what does it cost? ANY Community Organization (this includes committees, community projects, associations, etc.) Within the Drakenstein...

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