Our Community Work
Over many years our various fund-raising events have raised substantial sums which we have been able to distribute to a wide range of good causes within our community. Information about the many organisations who have benefited from our donations can be found on our ‘Charitable Donations’ pages (‘About Us’ option from Main Menu).
In addition we have a Lions Community Bus which goes to Tollgate on the first Wednesday morning of every month and into Colchester on the third Wednesday morning. It is also used by the Friday Fish and Chip Club at the Community Hall in Melrose Road (former St John Ambulance Hall).
Our Lions Beach-hut is available for use in return for a donation towards its upkeep.
Each Christmas Day we deliver a lunch and tea to anyone who is at home-alone on that day.
With the help of Boots the Chemist and Patrick Menzies Opticians, we collect nearly 1,000 pairs of used spectacles that are recycled and benefit people in developing countries.
We also maintain INK BINS for recycling used ink cartridges at five places on Mersea Island. COOP Barfield Road, LIFE in ECO High Street, COMMUNITY CENTRE High Street, BLACKWATER VETS East Road and MERSEA BARNS East Mersea Road. Please just place your cartridges in the bin which The Lions Club arranges for them to be recycled which earns money for our Charity Account which in turn helps people and groups on Mersea Island.