Great response to Dun Laoghaire
Lions food and toy appeal 2020
THANKS to the wonderful response of Dun Laoghaire area residents, Dun Laoghaire Lions Club was able to distribute food vouchers and 378 toy hampers to 400 families and individuals at Christmas.
Covid 19 restrictions prevented the Club from collecting the Annual Christmas Appeal envelopes delivered to homes in the area. But donations poured in through the post and electronic transfer. As a result we were able to maintain the level of support provided in previous years.
Commenting on the achievement, Dr Joe Curry, President of Dun Laoghaire Lions Club, said: “I want to thank all those who gave so generously to our Annual Christmas Appeal. There are many people in the Dun Laoghaire area who seek our assistance at this time of the year. I am pleased to say we were able to respond to them all in 2020.
“Covid 19 vaccinations offer hope that the Club will be able to provide a full programme of services to the community in 2021. We look forward especially to the completion of a major project, the provision of a tranquillity garden at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire. For this facility and other patient supports we have raised more than €80,000.”
Other services to the community include diabetic screening, senior citizen holidays and socials, and Message in a Bottle - your medical information in an emergency.
There are currently 30 members in the Club who are active in both fundraising and services.The Club is affiliated to Lions Club International which is the world's largest service and charitable organisation.
Joe Curry says: “The members are ordinary people from the community who come together to improve the quality of life for people who find themselves in a less fortunate situation than ourselves.
“We invite people who would like to make this commitment to get in touch with us. You can find us on our website www.dunlaoghairelionsclub.ie or on facebook.”