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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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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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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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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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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Blisters for Bread

Blisters for Bread

Peninsula School Feeding Association’s Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk is now in its 44th year. The Walk began as a fundraiser for PSFA by Savio College in Landsdowne. In 1972, it was decided to hold a really BIG walk and the various Lions Clubs in Cape Town came on board to help plan and implement the event. That year, 13,000 school children took part in the event, which covered 17 different routes around the Peninsula. Two hundred...

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Sound of Africa Youth Exchange Camp

Sound of Africa Youth Exchange Camp

Wellington Lions Club and Franschhoek Lions sponsored two students from Wellington to attend the Sound of Africa youth exchange camp which is hosted by District B in the Magaliesberg. According to the students the camp was a huge success and made a lasting impact on their lives. They said that the camp was well managed and run. Thanks goes to Jaqui, Shannalee and Marian and all the others who helped to make this happen. May this project grow...

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