Hayling Island Lions
Christmas Means The Lions Santa Sleigh Is Here
This year, Santa is going green and is mainly doing static sessions, where you are invited to come and meet him and his helpers. There are a few short trips planned on certain days and our elves have told us that he's expected itinery is as follows:
Things We Do At Hayling Lions
Our Amazing Charity Shop
Our shop on Elm Grove is our hub in the community. It is staffed by our amazing volunteers who run the shop.
The opening times are
- Tuesday 10 to 4
- Thursday 10 to 4
- Friday 10 to 4
- Saturday 10 to 1
The last day is 23rd December opening again on the 6th January.
If you have spectacles you no longer need
Please bring them to the shop on Elm Grove.
We will take them to our partners who will clean your glasses and grade them so that they can be shared with needy people in the developing parts of the world, so that your eyeglasses can continue to provide benefit to others.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Many of you will know that we used to hold screening days at the community centre to help many men on the Island have a simple blood test to see if they were at risk from prostate cancer, which develops silently but can will develop in 1 in 8 men.
You can now get a PSA test from your GP if you are over 50 and ask for a test and just ask for the test.
We are not planning to run those sessions again.
Message in a bottle
The Lions fund these bottles in which you can place important medical information and your current prescription list, so that if an ambulance calls to help you in an emergency, they know to look in your fridge for this bottle, which can help them and the hospital doctors look after you more appropriately.
You can pick them up from our shop on Elm Grove, at the GPs and at the pharmacies.
Lakeside Social Event
Remembrance Day Parade
The Lions welcomes new members
Helping Hayling Take Care Of COVID
With the current COVID -19 crisis the need to help is obviously greater than ever.
We are now urgently fundraising to support the work of groups and organisations on the Island who are helping the most vulnerable amongst us.
To start the Hayling COVID-19 fundraising Hayling Lions have today donated £1,000 to the fund. As always 100% of every donation will be for the people of Hayling.
Hopefully this crisis will be short lived and as it will not be possible to return any remaining monies these will be transferred to the Lions shop account allowing us to continue our usual work on Hayling once life returns to normal.
We can assure you we will endeavour to use your money wisely and for the good of others.
What Can You Do?
We are the largest service based organisation in the world with with over 1 million members in almost 50,000 clubs worldwide and a history over 100 years.
On Hayling Island, we raise funds to help people on the island who need us.
Where there's a need - there's a Lion and we have Lions on Hayling Island.
What We Do
We're behind the various annual events on the island, such as:
We also help individuals in need on the Island, such as:
How You Can Help
We always need help and there's lots that you can do to help us help those on the Hayling Island live life a little more easily - for instance you could