1n brief what the club members spend their time doing is:
- Raising money for good causes through local events and activities.
- Supporting local people and organisations with financial and practical help.
- Participating in organised national and international programmes through Lions Clubs International by providing financial and practical help.
- Having fun in the company of each other and the service of others .
Looe Lions have been raising funds for over 50 years supporting charitable and good causes locally and further afield. We organise many events such as Looe Carnival, Duck Race, Boot Fair, Vintage Rally Day, 3 Legged Race, Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle, Senior Citizens Christmas Tea Party, Champagne Evening, Coast and Cove Challenge and many more besides. We also have our own minibus that we use to transport certain groups around Looe and allow appropriate groups to use. The members give their time freely and it takes a lot of work, time and effort not just on the day but in planning and organisation – it is also a great deal of fun for both the Looe Lions and hopefully for those attending these events. However without the generosity of those attending and supporting the Looe Lions, it would not be possible for us to help these causes.
Here are some of the causes we have supported in the last year:
Old Bridge Surgery – 2 ECG machines
Senior Citizen Christmas Parties & Hampers – Looe, Lanreath, Duloe, Pelynt, Morval.
Liskeard Triangle Cancer Care
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Looe Football Club
Defibrillators around Looe (with Looe Pioneers running club)
Cornwall Air Ambulance
RNIB (Talking books)
plus many, many more
Participating in organised programmes
Lions Clubs International, of which we are affiliated, run programmes such as SightFirst which because of the scale of these programmes require large amounts of money to make extraordinary changes for good to many millions of people around the world. We support these programmes.