the local branch of Lions International, which covers Wetherby and the surrounding villages of Walton, Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, Collingham, Clifford and Bramham.
A member of Lions International, with the motto “We Serve”, the club is a service organisation which fundraises for charitable purposes and cooperates with other charities and not-for-profit organisations to help them achieve their aims.
Beneficiaries of the club’s charity account and charitable trust include local, national and international causes, helped by the international nature of the Lions organisation.
The menus to the right give access to more detailed information about Wetherby District Lions Club and the Lions Clubs International organisation, whether you are an interested member of the public, a person or organisation seeking help or support or someone interested in becoming a member of the club.
We are indebted to the Bridge Inn, Walshford, LS22 5HS for providing meeting rooms and hospitality to the club.
At our club meeting on Monday, 4th March we were visited by Filey Lions, with whom we closely cooperate in the administration of John Taylorson’s Great Yorkshire Bike Ride in June 2013 and discussed arrangements prior to and on the day of the event, in its 30th year this year.
It was also the evening when Wetherby Lions member, Bob Rolfe, received his 30 years service chevron. He is being presented with it by Club President Mike Earle, looked on by our visitors from Filey.
It saves the Emergency Services valuable time if they need to enter a property in an emergency situation. Not only does it help to identify who you are it also identifies if you have special medication or allergies. It is not only a potential lifesaver, but also it provides peace of mind to you, your friends and family by knowing that prompt medical treatment is provided and that the next of kin and emergency contacts are notified.
Anyone. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in a community, anyone can have an accident in the home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.
When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded usually by your local Lions Club, in this case Wetherby.
You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP’s surgery, Local Pharmacy, local Lions Club. If you have any difficulty locating a bottle please contact Wetherby Lions by email.
Deborah Pearce, Pharmacist Manager of Day Lewis Pharmacy in Wetherby, said “We are delighted to be involved with this excellent initiative which can make a real improvement to patient care. We have an extensive home-delivery service for our customer’s medication and we realised that distributing the Lion’s “Message in a Bottle” would be an additional benefit for our customers”.
Who knows about it?
All Emergency Services are aware of the Message in a Bottle scheme, by displaying the green stickers in your home, the emergency services will locate the bottle in the fridge and use the forms inside to ensure you are treated quickly which can save time and save lives.
A form you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. And also two green stickers.
Fill in the form, put it in the bottle. Put the bottle in your fridge. Put one green sticker on your fridge door and the other green sticker on the INSIDE of your house door.
Wetherby Lions Club. Many Lions Clubs across the Country take part in this project.
The current state of the economy combined with budget cuts have meant less revenue for many of the charity organisations on which local people rely for help.
One of those affected was Talking Spaces – a service organisation providing help and well-being support for men and women with mental health issues in the local community across Harrogate, Wetherby and the surrounding areas.
They were faced with abandoning some of their counselling courses but when Wetherby Lions Club heard this they stepped in with a donation to keep things moving.
Lizzie Rosewood -Manager – and Carol Rowe – Fundraising Volunteer – of Talking Spaces
looking at their “Anger Manager for Men” leaflet
Lizzie Rosewood – Manager of Harrogate based Talking Spaces – said, “We are really grateful to Wetherby Lions for their financial support. It will enable us to continue offering our valued Counselling Services and Support Groups to those in need of help. We are already preparing our next ‘Anger Management for Men’ counselling course. Our services are free of charge and open to anyone”.
Information on all of the Counselling and Support Groups organised by Talking Spaces is available by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01423 505676.
Wetherby Lions recently attended the Houses of Parliament to mark the fifth anniversary of the House of Commons Lions Club.
Club president Mike Earle, Lion Terry Burns and wife Jackie attended a dinner held in the Churchill Room at the Houses of Parliament at the request of current president and Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke.
Our president Mike Earle said: “After the dinner, guests were given an accompanied tour of the House of Commons chamber. It was a very memorable occasion”. Mike added: “Democracy is fine in principle, but I wouldn’t like to see the idea extended to Wetherby Lions”!
We have uploaded photos of last Saturday’s Lions event in the Market Place featuring Santa’s grotto, genuine reindeer, Lions in Dickensian dress, a Gavioli organ, Wetherby Silver band, choirs from Deighton Gates school and Wetherby Musical Theatre Group, a parade led by a vintage police car and accompanied by the local fire engine.
The inner man was provided for with hot bacon rolls. You can find the photos on flickr.com by searching for “Wetherby Lions”.
Here are a couple of examples:-
Welcome to Wetherby also featured photos of the Market Place event. Click on their name to go to their site
Christmas Sleigh Routes 2012
Detailed below are the routes around which Wetherby Lions will escort Santa’s sleigh so that children can pass on their Christmas present wish list. We will tweet any alterations so be sure to follow @wetherbylion
|Monday 3rd December||Ashfield, Templar Gardens, Law Close, N Grove Approach & all cul de sacs|
|Tuesday 4th||Aire Rd, Nidd Approach and all cul de sacs|
|Wednesday 5th||Deerstone Ridge, Badgerwood Glade & all cul de sacs|
|Thursday 6th||1st,2nd,3rd & 4th Avenues, Hallfield and Burrell Close, Heuthwaite
& Glenfield Aves.
|Friday 7th||Hallfield Lane, Ceres & MontagueRd, Freemans Way,
Hall Orchard & Meyrick Avenue
|Sunday 9th||Farmers Market, Market Place|
|Monday 10th||Barleyfields Rd, Coxwold View, North Grove Drive & Ave Maple Drive,
Poplar Ave & Oakwood Rd.
|Tuesday 11th||Chatsworth Drive, Marston Drive, Ullswater Drive, Grasmere Drive & Ave, Carlton
Approach, Buttermere Ave, Manley Drive, Wentworth Gate, Farndale Cl.
|Wednesday 12th||Ainsty Rd, Crescent, View & Drive. Beechwood Drive, Foss Ave, Hawthorne
Ave. Linden Way, Kings Meadow Mews.
|Thursday 13th||Glebe Field Estate|
|Friday 14th||Northfield Place, Barleyfields Rd & Ct, Foxhill, Woodhill
View, Sandringham , Grosvenor Terrace
|Saturday 15th||Dickensian Extravaganza in Market Place|
Wetherby Lions President Mike Earle (left) is pictured receiving a cheque for £25,920 from John Taylorson, MBE, organiser of the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride (GYBR) at a recent presentation evening held at Headingley Stadium.