Melksham Lions hosted a wonderful Easter Party for the children again this year – a now annual event – at the temporary homeless hostel here in Melksham. The children, and parents, and us Lions(!) had a most eggcellent time (sorry) hunting down some well hidden eggs, and being thoroughly entertained by the amazing balloon creations twisted by local entertainer and balloon artist Dave Hickory, who generously gave up his time once again for us.
As a thank you for his time, Dave was presented with a rather delicious looking basket of fruit and veg, kindly donated by Neil Mortimer of Lovejoys.
We are delighted to be able to provide some well needed respite for the families in need at the hostel; one of the many local community projects that we do our best to support. If you would like to find out more about how we raise funds and support your Melksham community, please get in touch and come along to one of our meetings. New members are always welcome; even if your spare time is limited, the more of us we are, the more we can distribute ourselves and share in the work.
Yes, you read that right… Lions DO have eggs. Easter eggs. They don’t lay them of course (that would be daft). The bunny brought them…
This Easter, Melksham Lions Club are delighted to be working with several local pubs and other businesses to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the various community causes that we support.
We’ve arranged for raffles to be held at each of the locations listed below, with prizes of some fabulous chocolate eggs. Dates of each draw will be set by each venue at their discretion, and tickets are £1 each.
Melksham Lions members are constantly out and about; often behind the scenes but always working for our community in one way or another. Among other things this month, we’ve been pleased to present another cheque; this time to Wiltshire Mind who have been a great help to us in dealing with unwanted items through their local charity shop.
Wiltshire Mind are themselves an extremely valuable and busy organisation within the area, providing vital support to those suffering with mental health issues. More information can be found on their website http://www.wiltshiremind.co.uk/ .
We’ve also been rather busy in a more ‘manual labour’ fashion; joining forces with other local folk to have a bit of a tidy up. Our esteemed president and secretary – husband and wife team Jim & Sue Whyborn – recently donned the fluoros, grabbed the grabbers, and set off on a litter picking adventure around the neighbourhood.
Our thanks go to all those who participated, especially the organisers; it’s such a shame that such an activity becomes necessary but alas it does, and the difference after cleaning is always a pleasure to see.
If you’d like to get involved in the local litter picks, get in touch and we’ll point you in the right direction. And if you’re that way inclined to want to support the community you live in… have a think about popping along to a Lions meeting sometime too 🙂
We were delighted recently to put two teams into a quiz night at The White Hart in Atworth; the proceeds of of which were generously donated to the club to bolster our community fundraising efforts. Every little helps, and this has been a big help! In recognition of this, we recently presented a certificate of thanks.
On Thursday 14th March we were delighted to present a cheque to Len Bealing of the Melksham Christmas Lights Group. This hard working team of volunteers are much appreciated in our town and give us a spectacular display each year. We are pleased to be able to contribute, and look forward to the 2019 display. Now then… how many shopping days do we have left…
Picture: Lion Jim Whyborn presenting cheque to Len Bealing on behalf of Melksham Lions
Here he comes again, it’s Father Christmas! Our annual tour of Melksham with the now famous Christmas float is in the planning already. We aren’t able to tour the streets again this year but will be visiting several local outlets; take a look below to see our schedule. We look forward to seeing you all during the festive period; don’t forget to give Santa a wave (and maybe a mince pie…)
Santa’s Schedule (please also keep an eye on our Events page in case further dates and venues are added)