'THANKS YOU ST ALBANS LIONS!
Our thanks once again to St Albans Lions who have generously granted us funds to purchase food and other essential items so that we can ensure our food parcels are complete. Thanks Lions!' Oct 20
'Working with the St Albans Lions has made a huge impact to all of us at The Hospice of St Francis. Their generosity of spirit knows no bounds and through their commitment we have been able to grow a brand new fundraising initiative from strength to strength; now in its 4th year our Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling Campaign has gone from raising £4,000 to £21,000! Not only is this income absolutely essential to helping fund our free, expert care, it also helps to raise awareness and let more residents of St Albans know that we are here to support them.
Generous donations received over the years from St Albans Lions have also helped fund some of our key bespoke services, such as our Cooking with Chris course, which helps those recently bereaved come together to learn new skills with our Head Chef Chris. These courses run for 6 weeks throughout the year (when not in a pandemic) and offer a real lifeline of support and friendship, not to mention delicious home-cooked food!
The St Albans Lions Club are a wonderful group, and we are thrilled to have built such an amazing partnership. Our Tree Collection is a long weekend of van driving and heavy lifting and they always turn up with a smile and a fantastic can-do attitude. This year more than ever we are so grateful to the Club for all their support – thank you!' Feb 21
'I have amazing news to share! St Albans Lions Club have kindly donated £1000 towards our sponsored charities. Alex grew up in St Albans and his family still live there, so to have support from this local club means such a lot to us. From myself and all the Swim for Alex team we are incredibly grateful! Thank you so much and we will make sure we do you proud!
Roz 😊' Feb 21
The Lion's Club kindly donated funds for a hoover and fridge for our Winter Beds Project. For the 4th year in a row, we are running the Winter Beds, which was set up to prevent death on the streets during cold weather.
The Project won both the High Sheriff and Mayor's Pride Award for the voluntary sector in 2020 and the Housing Justice Award for excellence in 2019. This year, we have provided (Covid safe) self contained cabins to accommodate up to 4 guests who would otherwise be on the streets.
This all takes financial backing and we're thankful for the continued support from the Lion's Club to allow us to continue this vital life saving work. Sarah Chambers - Fundraising and Publicity Co-ordinator (Open Door St Albans Charity) Feb 21
'Thank you so much St Albans Lions Club for your very generous donation to St Albans Action for Homeless. Your kind support is helping us improve the lives of our local homeless friends.
We are delighted that your donation helped us to provide a safe and warm hotel room for each of St Albans’ street homeless over Christmas, ensuring that no-one was left out in the cold.
Your funding is also helping us in setting up our new shelter, in affiliation with DrugLink, to house people in recovery from addiction. We thank all of you at St Albans Lions Club from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to do this.'
Lynn Dutton (CEO)
'It is always difficult for a small local charity like Headway Hertfordshire to allocate precious funds away from their frontline services to promote themselves and build awareness of what they can offer to those in need of their services and support. The St. Albans Lions came to our aid by listening to our request and providing the funds that allowed us to do just that with new marketing equipment for mobile events such as new banners and new brochures to tell the local community about the great work we do and how to get in touch with us. It has been a great success and we are so grateful for the generosity and goodwill from the Lions. Thank you!' John Archer CEO, Feb 21
' We are so excited to have the bus, up and running. It has been so useful to have a multi-purpose space. Our Year 11 students have been using it as a common room at lunch to give them some space. We have used it for charitable reasons to raise money, both through school and the PTA. It was used in the Primary department for book week, to give the children somewhere to read. Our residential department have also used it to sell bacon sandwiches on a Friday morning to staff and students. We have lots of ideas going forward such as the Speech and Language team want to use it for an informal parent workshop. However, with Covid-19 we have not used it in the same way but the staff team have benefitted from having an extra space for lunch! We love it, can't thank
you enough! Kind regards
Specialist Teacher of the Deaf/Deputy SENCo