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Edinburgh Lions helping homecare and sight

Angela Cobburn from Allander Homecare accepts over 200 plastic bottles for message in a bottle from City of Edinburgh Lions President ANdrew Kerr Sutherland

Lion DG Andrew made a presentation of 200+ Message in a Bottle to Angela Cobburn of Allander Homecare at the Capital Hotel in Edinburgh on Thursday 11 June.

Allander Homecare were nominated as finalists in the 2015 East Dunbartonshire Business Awards – in the Service Business category – in recognition of the valuable role played by their carers on behalf of their clients throughout East Dunbartonshire. The plastic bottles, kept handily in each client’s room, provide a unique way for vulnerable people to store vital personal information about their health, regular medicines, and emergency contacts and fits with Allander’s philosophy of going the extra mile.

If you would like to know more about the “Message in a Bottle” scheme please click here.

Sorting through some of the 7,500 pairs of glasses donated this year

Lions Clubs International British Isles & Ireland Spectacle Recycling Initiative, launched originally by the Lions Club of Chichester in 1967, today sees nearly a third of a million pairs of used glasses collected, sorted and distributed to clinics and eye camps in communities across Africa, India and eastern Europe in partnership with Medico France.The project also raises financial support for eye related projects at home and overseas by recycling scrap metal from spectacles that are broken or unsuitable for recycling. By 11 June, members of the City of Edinburgh Lions Club have collected 7,500 pairs of glasses for recycling and beat theri! In the past 5 years we have collected over 40,000 pairs. Very well done to the Sight team.

There’s more about spectacle recycling on this link.

District Convention 2018

16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
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