The motto of Lions International is “We Serve”. Abingdon Lions Club serves the community in many different ways. One way is by making donations to individuals, groups and organisations. If you have a need of our help either personally or as a representative of a group or organisation, please contact Abingdon Lions Welfare Secretary whose details are on our officers page. You may also use the Contact Us page but this will go first to the membership secretary who will be pleased to forward your enquiry to the welfare secretary. Abingdon Lions Club Charitable Trust is a registered charity (no. 1055471).
Message in a Bottle
The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge. A sticker located on the outside of the fridge indicates to paramedics that a message in the bottle can be found in the fridge.
Bottles are free of charge and can usually be found in your local chemist or doctors surgeries. You may also find that you can obtain one through your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group, Age Concern, Council Offices, Housing Associations and other places including Police stations and doctor’s surgeries.
If you have difficulty finding a bottle, please contact Abingdon Lions Welfare Secretary whose details are on our officers’ page.
Recycling Spectacles and Hearing Aids
Spectacles and Hearing Aids that may no longer be suitable for use by the original owner could well have a useful life still ahead of them with a new user somehwere else in the world. Abingdon Lions have collected thousands of pairs of spectacles and hearing aids and helped find them new owners in other parts of the world such as Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Ghana and Nigeria. Your old glasses – no matter how unfashionable! – could make a huge and positive difference to someone else.
Abingdon Lions coollect glasses for recycling from Specsavers and Tesco Opticians – just leave your old spectacles or hearing aids with them and we will collect them and send them on their way to a new home and a very grateful recipient. It’s a simple and easy ay in which you can make a big difference to someone’s life and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.