Lions club donates £200 to buy items to help the homeless

Reepham Lions has donated £200 for 11-year-old Orla Goodson (pictured) to spend locally in aid of a housing trust that helps homeless people in Norfolk.

The club saw the feature published on the Reepham Life website in which the Reepham schoolgirl asked for donations of items such as UHT milk, coffee, sugar, cereal bowls, jams and marmalades, new underwear and women’s moisturiser to help people moving in to one of the hostels supported by St Martins Housing Trust.
She recently went shopping in Reepham to buy these items along with her mother, Anna McKellar, and Lions club member Gill Long.
“Orla had prepared a list, was very focused and wanted products that were ecologically friendly, value for money and that would meet the needs of those with allergies,” said Liz Howes of Reepham Lions.
“As well as items on her list, she wanted to make sure she had special treats for the clients of St Martins who might otherwise not be able to afford them.
“The icing on the cake was in Motts Pharmacy when, having selected her goods, pharmacist Guppy Kular kindly donated them to Orla’s cause. She was overwhelmed. Reepham Home Hardware also gave her a generous discount on the goods purchased there.
“For a girl of 11 years, Orla is amazing and a credit to her generation.”
Orla thanks everyone that has already donated to this cause and will still be collecting items until Tuesday 21 May at Kerri’s Farmhouse Pine, The Old Railway Station, Station Road, Reepham.
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The collection bin for recycling used spectacles and hearing aids on behalf of Reepham Lions is now located in the Bircham Centre, Market Place, Reepham. The club thanks everyone for their support with this venture and looks forward to receiving further donations.

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