Lions club supports ‘hospice at home’ team

Earlier this year, Lisa Smith shared the moving story of her journey supporting her husband Andy after he’d been diagnosed with a brain tumour and had been given a short time to live.

Gill Long of Reepham Lions (left) presents a cheque to Lisa Smith for the Hospice at Home Team.

Andy’s wishes were to spend his last moments at home with Lisa and he was able to do this with the support of the Hospice at Home Team and palliative care service of the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.
Lisa has found life difficult since Andy passed away, but she wanted to raise money for the care team so other people could to be helped in the way she and her family had been.
Although Lisa doesn’t profess to be a runner, with her sons Dean and Lee and Dean’s girlfriend Amelia by her side, and nursing an injury sustained from moving Andy, she completed a 10-kilometre run in July to raise funds for the Hospice at Home Team.
The family is nearing its target of £5,000 to which Reepham Lions has donated £250.
Used spectacles
Thanks to the public’s continued generosity, the first batch of used spectacles has been sent to Chichester Lions Club, where they will be sorted and forwarded to Lions International for despatching to children and adults in low and middle-income communities around the world.
There is now a second collection bin in Reepham located at The Crown on Ollands Road thanks to Glen and Lisa Mallett, as well as a collection bin in the Bircham Centre. Please continue to give so others are able to enjoy an improved standard of living.
Meanwhile, despite the inclement weather, Reepham Lions’ members sold raffle tickets at September’s Reepham Classic Car & Bike Festival and raised £1,000.
Charter night
Reepham Lions is celebrating its second charter night with a dinner on Saturday 16 November, at 7.00 for 7.30 pm, at Whitwell Station, Whitwell Road, Reepham.
Tickets are £25 each. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Brenda Gostling on 01603 291843 or email for more details and bookings.
Change to meetings
With effect from November 2019 Reepham Lions’ meeting day and location are changing. Meetings will move to the first Thursday of the month and will take place at St Michael’s Reepham at 7.30 pm.
Members start to arrive after 7 pm when they are able to join with others for a cup of tea before the meeting starts.
For more information about Reepham Lions and its work supporting local good causes, please visit the website, email or come along to one of the meetings and find out what Lions is all about – new members always welcome.
Christmas raffle
Christmas will soon be here and for many the first event of the season is the Reepham Festival of Light on Thursday 5 December, when Reepham Lions will be selling tickets for its Christmas raffle, with lots of Christmas goodies for prizes.
Liz Howes, Reepham Lions

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