Gillingham, Mere and Shaftesbury Lions 33rd Annual SpecTrek a success

DSC00265A recurring truth is Lions club international have, and do, improve peoples’ sight, it is one of the four pillars of Lion Club International Foundation. Gillingham, Mere & Shaftesbury Lions Club has participated in SpecTrek for over 25 years, in addition to supporting Lions Clubs International’s SightFirst II Campaign, this year was no exception. In the UK the SpecTrek Project is run by the regions Lions annually with collection in April by Petersfield Lions club, who travel around the region collecting every Club’s donations at a number of designated pick-up points including a lunchtime stop-over with us in Gillingham. Full story: Read more

Welcomed donation for end of life care suite at Dorset County Hospital

Gully's Place photoA PROJECT to provide a suite for end of life care at Dorset County Hospital and support bereaved families is a step closer following a welcome donation. Members of four Lions clubs from across Dorset came together to raise £2,000 between them for the Gully’s Place project. The fundraising initiative is a joint project between Dorset County Hospital and Poole Hospital and the main aim is to develop a suite of rooms at the Kingfisher Ward at the Dorchester Hospital for end of life care for children as well as providing a place where children with complex or palliative care needs to stay before being discharged home. Full story: Read more