Lions President Christine Chamberlain says ‘Thankyou’ to everyone who has supported the Club over the last year.

Lions' President Christine Chamberlain and Mayor of West Mersea John May at the Lions Presentation Evening on 5th February
Lions’ President Christine Chamberlain and Mayor of West Mersea John May at the Lions Presentation Evening on 5th February

On behalf of Mersea Island Lions Club, I would very much like to thank everyone who has given and supported us over this last year. Every penny raised has been from people on our wonderful island, including very significant contributions from our many visitors here over the summer months.

We thank you, all.

We are here first ‘To Serve’. That is our Lions motto. All of us Lions have had tremendous fun in all our projects.

Visit our Presentation Evening report published in all the Life Magazines. What a superb evening this was!! To see all the recipients receiving their cheques of £500 was incredible. This was only made possible from all the hard work from Club members and of course YOU.  Every penny raised is given away to deserving causes. We are, of course, not forgetting that we are an international organisation, so we also give to other Lions in the countries that have, tragically, had major disaster. All this is so humbling.

We are always needing help and without our S.M.I.L.E. programme it would be hard to carry out any of our bigger projects. If you would like to help, give us a call.

M.I.L.C. is also very aware of our young people who need to be supported and encouraged to fulfil their dreams. If you feel you have ideas to help in this area, please call us.

The whole of the community is very much in our hearts. It was so rewarding to see Kim, our cook for Christmas Day, receiving the local Gazette Community Heroes Award for her hard work on cooking for our ‘home-alones’ on Christmas Day.

Kim Proctor of The Blackwater Pearl receiving her ‘Community Hero Award’ from Lion President Christine Chamberlain.
Kim Proctor of The Blackwater Pearl receiving her ‘Community Hero Award’ from Lion President Christine Chamberlain.

Well done, Kim, and thank you Mersea Island for donating money for this to happen.

Waldegraves gave us a huge cheque, which was quite a lovely surprise. We helped at their firework night back in November. This has enabled us to start our year of fundraising. So we are now thinking about those who are less fortunate, and other charities which we could help from this beautiful island. How we fund people is by listening! If you would like to know more – “Just ask!”

To everyone – a huge thankyou, too, for making it all possible.

Lion President Chrissie Chamberlain

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