£100K: Lions Clubs supporting communities during COVID-19 crisis
The Romiley and Marple Lions has received a share of £100,000 from the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles. Lions Clubs across the British Isles have benefited from a special fund launched to support local communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Romiley and Marple Lions Club have donated their share of the grant along with their charity funds totalling £2,300 to support the following charities at this critical time: two local food banks (one more pending), Motor Neurone Disease charity via the local ‘Over the Rainbow’ Charity shop; Rueben’s Retreat; Love of Lacy; Young Caritas (Romiley); Magic Breakfasts; Making a Difference and Water Aid.
Club President, John Perkins said: “This is a significant sum of money that we are putting to good use straight away. This Coronavirus pandemic is hurting lots of local people in lots of different ways - just because we are all social distancing doesn’t stop us from caring - we are doing what we can, and the grant from Lions has helped us do more especially now we can no longer raise funds until the situation improves.”
When a humanitarian crisis strikes, the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles works with and are guided by their own Lions members who are ordinary people actively working at the heart of their communities.
Romiley and Marple Lions Club supports a range of good causes and local projects where you can get involved, please contact us from the link on our homepage here . . .
Romiley and Marple Lions Club
Serving the local community since 1978 - Registered charity Number: 1181500