Sorry I was unable to write a newsletter last month but here is this months
A husband, a father, a grandfather and a dear friend
Frank lived his life to the very fullest, and just as he wanted to, right the way through. In recent years he’d travelled again to Italy, where he’d visited many times with Maureen; he now went to study Art History. And he’d made it to Russia too, which he’d studied so extensively, and for so long, from a distance. Frank was so proud to have graduated with his second Open University Degree, in Art History, on his 82nd birthday. And he was so proud to have been complemented on his German accent on the Twinning trip to Seesen, just a few weeks ago.
Frank was a natural and proud member of the Twinning Associations in both Abingdon and Wantage for many years. He used to really, really look forward to the next Twinning trip to Germany or France, where he’d made another great set of friends. Frank also took great pride in his work with his friends in the Abingdon Lions, and was so honoured to serve as Lions’ President – of course he loved the International Lions Conventions abroad
We are hoping to raise £5000 for a new Philips Intellivue MX100 monitor for the Children’s ward. This is the reason we did the JR abseil, we are still waiting for all the donations to come in and be banked before we give out our total but so far we are nearly half way there.
Philips Intellivue MX100 monitor
Why are they better?
They are light and portable with a touch screen
What does this mean for the children?
This means that once the child is connected to the monitors they can take it with them anywhere in the hospital, including theatres, Intensive Care or other wards. This makes it less stressful as they will no long need to be disconnected and reconnected for each move
What does it mean for the staff?
As the monitors have stayed with the child, they give a more accurate information. This allows staff to make decisions about treatment quicker and with more confidence
How can I help?
We would be so grateful if you could give us some money or share this
How do I make a donation?
Please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abingdonlionsorg
We are a pride in mourning, sadly Frank Allen passed away the other week. He was our welfare officer and he will be missed. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information
Our August newsletter
This month we attended both Cholsey Show and Cowley Classic Car Show. We were there with our tombola (win a lion) and message in a bottle/wallet. We are trying to come up with new ways to make more money, that way we have more money to give away. We would love to hear your ideas.
Sorry it’s a bit later than planned but here is our July’s newsletter
Our Jr abseiling current total
Please help us support Banbury Lions by going to their Race Night on the 21st September at Exeter Hall Kidlington.
They are also on the look out for some really special raffle prizes so let us know if you can help
“The event is being organised by the combined Lions Clubs of Oxfordshire. We have been approached by the Oxford Children’s Hospital to help raise funds towards a new type of monitoring machine to go beside patients’ beds. The new machines cost nearly £5,000 each and will be able to travel with the children between wards and hospitals, meaning that they do not need to go through the traumatic experience of being disconnected and reconnected as was previously the case.
Please bring friends and family along to support our charity event and raise essential funds for the hospital. Thank you.” Banbury Lions
We were at the Abingdon Food and Drinks Festival supporting Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper to raise money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. We ran our stall, with Tombola (win a lion) and message in a bottle/wallet while also providing a helping paw with the car parking. Thank you to all of the drivers that make this easy for us.
We were at the Radley Flower Show and Family Fun Day with our Tombola (win a lion) and message in a bottle/wallet. Sadly there weren’t a lot of people there but we had a good day and hopefully have come up with some good ideas to make more money so we can keep supporting our community.