Who We helped

This is a list of some of the ways the Lions Club of Burnham has been able to help:

We helped a local Burnham resident with an emergency donation with a gas and electricity top-up. They had no means of adding credit themselves in the cold weather.

We continue to support the Lions Club International Foundation Measles Initiative, which is a fund with matched donations, making our contributions go further.

Burnham Lions are pleased to continue their support of the Burnham Youth Club, Lion President Phil (left) was pleased to present a cheque for £1000 to Joe (right) following their excellent contribution to the Lions Beeches Bike Ride

Lion President Phil (left) presents cheque to Joe for the Youth Club

Burnham Lions paid for a new carpet for a local resident. The gentleman had a fall at home and while he was in hospital, his flat was burgled and vandalised. With the help of the local council, his friends and the Burnham Lions, we refurbished his flat and made it comfortable for his return.

Fitting the carpet in the living room

Fitting the carpet in the living room

Lion Iain and friend Janet and husband in the bedroom

Lion Iain and friend Janet and husband in the bedroom

For Christmas 2015 we distributed 17 food parcels to single people and couples in the Burnham and Slough areas.

Two of our 2016 food parcels

Burnham Youth Club

Youth Club sponsor wall

The Burnham and Slough Lions jointly purchased a cooker for a needy single parent in Cippenham

2014-12-21 Ramanial Morarjee, Halyna Pudney & Iain Pudney with New Cooker

Slough Lion Ramanial Morarjee with Burnham Lions Halyna Pudney & Iain Pudney with the New Cooker

We purchased track-suits for the squad of 6 from Burnham Gymnastics Club who qualified for the 2014 World Gymnastics competition held in Florida.

William Layla plus Laura

Furniture and furnishings for a local single man and his young son - they moved into our area and needed our help to set up a home. We bought beds and bedding, wardrobes and kitchen utensils, including a table and chairs and a donated microwave.

Carpet for a local man - we paid for new carpeting for a formerly homeless man's flat.

Kebba's education - we sponsored Kebba through University so he could return to the Gambia and help his community. On his return he has spent two years working on a project financed by US State Department to combat child trafficking in The Gambia. This was not his original plan, but hopefully he can get back into the caring profession with his new qualification.

Computer for a visually impaired lady - we were asked by Bucks Vision to help this lady, who needed an adapted computer to enable her to work to gain her independence. This has been a great success, and she uses her new computer skills to help Bucks Vision,

Measles inoculation project - a major international initiative co-sponsored with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aimed at eradicating measles which kills160,000 people globally every year, mainly children under 5.

Christmas hampers for local families - a new initiative which would hope to extend to cover more families and individuals in need in our area.

Xmas Shoeboxes with gifts for children in Africa and Eastern Europe - see the Community tab.

Message in a bottle - see the Message in a Bottle tab.

Spectacles for re-use - we collect used spectacles through the year, they are sent to a Lions Club in our District to be sorted and then are dispatched to developing countries to be issued free - in many such countries a new pair would cost a year's income.

Support for Burnham Youth Club - we have been involved with the Youth Club for a number of years, two of our members helping at club meetings, and one of whom is on the management committee, trying to ensure its future.

Support for TVAP (Thames Valley Adventure Playground) - again we have been involved for many years, since we helped to clean out and restock the sand pit - a huge task as it is a huge pit! We regularly help marshal the fundraising walk, and supply items that TVAP need.