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   Hook and Odiham Lions Club (CI0)

Registered Charity Number 1176812

34 Years of serving the communities of Hook, Odiham, Hartley Wintney and the surrounding villages.

A NEW WAY OF HELPING THE COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC

Lion Mark was approached by Odiham and Hook Rotary in January to see if the Lions could help with marshalling and car parking at The Centre Court Hotel Vaccination Centre in Basingstoke as they could not muster enough members to fulfil their commitments. Lions Mark and our President Lion John agreed to help and did so. Subsequently Lion Mark became a Team leader with support from Lion President John and Lion Peter together with their wives.  We are now also helping at the vaccination Centre at Basingstoke Fire Station.


VILLAGE CONNECT BITE- SIZE SESSIONS

Two successful Bite-size sessions were held in the last week of January (Nick Maslin - Hook Local History Group + Dorothy Harvey - HW Over-55s Forum) it has been decided to treat those as a successful trial. Bite-size will launch fully in March with an advance published Guest Speaker schedule. 

We have some speakers booked, thank you for the suggestions to date, but would welcome more, at this stage, so please let me know if you have any ideas.  New schedule now published ! See Bite Size 


FINANCIAL HELP FOR OUR COMMUNITY The pandemic has meant hardship to many in our community and we are happy to consider helping any one who is experiencing problems at this time. To this end we have recently helped local people to purchase a freezer, helped someone with transport for a new job and given vouchers for help at Christmas.

Once again we have supported the Lions Community Store which is based in Fleet.


As a result of THE TREE OF LIGHT we gave a donation to the Odiham Food Bank and to the Poppy Appeal as requested by the Odiham and Hartley Wintney Parish Councils.

We have also given to LCIF which is the charity arm of our International organisation for use in disaster relief and to Sight Savers International.


PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

Do not forget that  you can take advantage of the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust DIY kits. If you are aged between 40 70 you can take advantage of our subsidy. Go to holc.mypsatests.org.uk and quote HOLIONS50.

 Our income was very much depleted during 2020 and if you would like to help please use our PayPal Giving Fund which can be found at paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3620927. All money raised there will go to our Charity Account.



Finally please keep well and safe. We would love to hear from you if you you would like to help us or would like to become a member.

Lion Judith Goodchild Lion Phone 07817 886 002 www.hookandodihamlions.co.uk find us on Facebook