Welfare

Welfare Projects

In the last year we have donated almost £9,500 to a wide variety of local good causes benefitting both individuals and groups within our area.

Some of our recent donations include:

  • Providing dictionaries for primary school children leaving to go to secondary school.
  • Paddock Wood Primary School, completion of Activity Trail.
  • First Responder, medically trained personnel, who when “off duty” will attend any local emergency and give first aid pending arrival of an Ambulance etc.
  • Hi Kent who provide local hearing aid service.
  • Hospice in the Weald, provision of specialist medical equipment.
  • Award to ‘Paddock Wood Citizen of Year’, who allocated his award to Office Equipment for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Dandelion Time, a therapeutic centre for children with emotional trauma.
  • The Connection, a group for young people in the Matfield area.

Many of our donations go towards benefiting local community groups and organisations, however we are also willing and happy to help individuals and families in special need (such donations are of course kept strictly confidential).

Whilst we principally aim to help mainly in the local community, as part of Lions Clubs International we also support the work of the International organisation with projects and disaster relief in many countries.

We carefully consider each welfare case on its merits, and also in the light of the limited resources we have available. Often we will make donations towards projects, working with other groups when we cannot fully fund a project ourselves. In this way our contributions often make the difference to something being done or not.

If you can think of something or someone where help from the Lions may be appropriate please contact our welfare officer by email:

 

or by Telephone: