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Here are some of Yeovil Lions Testimonials and Local Business that Support us:

Lions Club International Centenary Year
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Lions Club International are celebrating their centenary year in 2017 since they were originally formed in Chicago by business man Melvin Jones if 1917. Yeovil Lions was formed in 1965. To celebrate this occasion the Lions clubs of Yeovil, Ilminster, Crewkerne, Sedgemoor, City of Wells and Glastonbury & Street are all participating in a Centennial Community Legacy Project to plant a tree to be enjoyed by each of their communities and help the environment for years to come. Lions proudly planted a tulip tree in Sydney Gardens. Those present are; Fred Monson Zone Chairman Yeovil Lions and the following members of Yeovil Lions Club, John Morley, Nigel Jacobs, Alison Jacobs, Pete Lunn.

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Lions Peace Poster competition
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Amelia Cross from the Park School, Yeovil receiving a monetary prize and certificate at the Lions District 105SW Convention held at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort from the 10th to the 12th March 2017 for winning the Lions Peace Poster competition from our District which covers Cornwall, Devon and South Somerset, she was also entered in the UK competition where she achieved second place. The other photo’s are of Amelia’s winning poster along with the  words she used to describe her interpretation of peace. Amelia’s poster along with others from out District will be on display in Well’s Cathedral from the 6th to the 12th May 2017. Lion Fred Broom District Governor for District 105SW from Crewkerne Lions, Past Internation Director Lion Phil Nathan and Amelia Cross of the Park School.

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Fairmead School 2016
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Fairmead Community Special School in Yeovil do great work helping young people and teenagers with differing abilities develop the skills for the wider world. As part of this process they encourage the students to become involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s bronze award scheme. Over the past four years the staff and volunteers have helped the students with this challenging and rewarding experience. The students are awarded their medals at a ceremony at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil in the presence of mainstream school in Somerset which increases their self esteem. Some of the students have also gone on to start their Silver Duke of Edinburgh awards.

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LIONS GAVE
£788
January 2017 Panto.
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Yeovil Lions held their annual Pantomime evening at the Octagon Theatre Yeovil where they invite children who might not normally be able to visit the theatre. Several local schools Preston Primary, Oaklands, Huish Primary, Birchfield, Fiveways, Holy Trinity, Milford, Fairmead all brought pupils along accompanied by school staff members for a fun evening. Over seventy children came and enjoyed free soft drinks before the pantomime, an ice cream during the interval and a goody bag before they went home.

The evening is funded from money raised by the Lions Club during the year and is seen as a positive way of giving back to the community.

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Assist a Young Family
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Yeovil Lions received a request to assist a young family with a young child who was under clinical investigation. Having been under the care of Bristol Children’s hospital through Yeovil hospital the family were informed that further investigations into the sever muscular condition could only be carried out at Newcastle University hospital over the period of a couple of days.

After investigation and discussion with the doctor at Yeovil hospital into the child’s condition and need for further examination and assessment at Newcastle plus reviewing the families situation, Yeovil Lions donated £500 towards the cost of the family getting to this appointment.

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LIONS GAVE
£500
Gryphon School,
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Geoff Cooke a maths lecturer and head of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme at the Gryphon School, Sherborne, receiving a contribution towards their new trailer. This donation was made by Dawn and Peter Lunn of Yeovil Lion’s Club Untamed. To transport all the equipment, students and back packs etc to various locations in order for the students to train for the ‘Ten Tor’s’ and the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ award scheme, the Gryphon school required assistance to purchase a suitable box trailer. Previously they had been transporting everything in the schools mini bus which was overloading it.

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LIONS GAVE
£500
Scouts 2016
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The 3rd Sparkford scout group requested some assistance to purchase new equipment for their upcoming summer camp. This would be used by the scouts and cubs form Sparkford, Queen Camel, North and South Cadbury, Corton Denham, and Marston Magna. Their fund raising efforts over the previous two years had produced result enough to purchase some new equipment but they were still needing one tent for the cubs to use. The existing tent for the cubs was now every old and not in a fit state to be used again. Most of the equipment had been inherited. Camps allow the cubs and scouts the opportunities to learn and develop skills, work as teams, be independent away from families and have fun.

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LIONS GAVE
£300
The SHED Yeovil
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Yeovil Lions donated £550 to provide a new secure dry shelter for a group of mothers in the Yeovil area so they can store their prams and pushchairs in a safe place. A local company Hallstock Sheds kindly gave their labour to erect the shed and remove the previous shed which had gone beyond repair. A new solid level base was made prior to the shed being erected to ensure to would stand correctly and aid its assembly.

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LIONS GAVE
£550
Shopmobility
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Yeovil ShopMobility who operate from a small office in the Quedam were experiencing funding issues due to the loss of an annual Town Council Grant of £5000. Yeovil ShopMobility is a scheme which provides powered scooters, powered and manual wheel chairs to enable people with limited mobility to shop and use other pleasure and leisure facilities within Yeovil. They can also supply portable equipment to fit into the boot of a car all for very nominal fees and have over a 1000 people registered with them.

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LIONS GAVE
£1000
Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
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Geoff Cooke a maths lecturer and head of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme at the Gryphon School, Sherborne, receiving a contribution towards their new trailer. This donation was made by Dawn and Peter Lunn of Yeovil Lion’s Club Untamed.

To transport all the equipment, students and back packs etc to various locations in order for the students to train for the ‘Ten Tor’s’ and the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ award scheme, the Gryphon school required assistance to purchase a suitable box trailer. Previously they had been transporting everything in the schools mini bus which was overloading it.

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LIONS GAVE
500
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