Festive News 2018 Hereford Lions Festive News 2018

Festive News H e r e f o r d L i o n s C l u b Merry Christmas to all our readers LIONS TACKLE LONELINESS The 25th Annual Edition - December 2018 FESTIVE GIFTS FOR HOSPITAL PROJECTS Hereford Lions Club has set up a special fund to help combat the growing phenomena of loneliness in our communities. Grants will be available to organisations wanting to set up clubs or activities to benefit people suffering from the effects of loneliness, a growing trend in a modern society in which social media dominates. The health and welfare of those suffering from it can be seriously impaired. Government has recognised that action is urgently needed in communities to overcome some of its worst effects. All ages affected It’s not only the elderly effected. Recent research shows young people are also at risk. Simon Swancott, leader of Lions Community Support team, said: “The club is already involved with the elderly and the handicapped, taking them on outings in our mini- bus and hosting social events but we believe much more can be done by organisations across the city and in the villages taking direct action to help those trapped in an on-going cycle of loneliness by personally ? inviting them to social activities.” He added: “Lions contribution to this worthwhile project is the provision of grants to help individual volunteer groups wanting to help relieve loneliness, get started.” For their 25th anniversary Lions funded the setting up of Silver Diners lunch clubs and now, to mark their approaching 60 in 2020 they want to encourage a new wave of activities aimed at bringing ‘the lonely’ into the community fold of friendliness . Ideas wanted Said Simon: “If you have ideas how this can be achieved share them with the Lions and their special fund dedicated to help communities tackle the despair of loneliness.” Maxine Chong, head of midwifery points out to Jim Hamilton and Simon Swancott where the appeal target has reached. How to apply For grant applications, or to discuss ideas contact Simon at: swancott43@gmail.com Andrea Hanvey, senior medical scientist shows Jim Hamilton the sample testing machine that needs replacing to allow the Prostate cancer unit to continue functioning efficiently. Hereford Lions Club has donated £15,000 to help fund two key projects at the County Hospital. The club responded with a £5,000 contribution to the Born Sleeping appeal fund to raise £75,000 for a specially adapted delivery suite, family bedroom and a coun- selling room in the maternity unit for parents whose baby does not survive the birth. This is a first for the hospital and aims to give grieving families private space to cope with their loss and be given professional support. Work is about to start on the project which will be part of the maternity unit. The appeal fund has almost reached its target gaining huge support from the public. When an appeal fund was launched by the Prostate cancer unit to purchase a much needed replacement sample testing machine Lions again decided it was a worthy cause having lost several fellow members over the years to the cancer. A £10,000 donation was given, supported by club president Jim Hamilton who chose it as his personal project for the year. Before Hereford hospital established its own Prostate unit patients faced long journeys to Cheltenham or Birmingham. Christmas & New Year Celebrations 2018 Christmas Party Menu Bench ? For those OR wanting ? something less formal. ? Christmas ? £ 2 2 . 0 0 2 c o u r s e s £ 2 5 . 5 0 3 c o u r s e s £3 0 p e r b e n c h ? ? 2019 Running alongside our Evening Menu we also have the following: Every Tuesday – Pie Night Every Wednesday – Steak Night Every Thursday - Tapas Night ? Christmas Day Menu 6 course lunch SOLD OUT ? ? ? Friday 16th November – 12th January 2019 Thursday 17th January 2019 ? Lions Quiz Night 7.30pm start come along for a fun evening ? Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January ? ? ? Burns Night Supper “The Best Burns Party in Boxing Day Brunch Hereford” With Piper and Live Scottish Band Open 11.00am-4.00pm. Served between 11.00am and 3.00pm 3 Course Scottish Feast £ 2 0 p e r p e r s o n ?? 31st December 2018 New Year’s Eve Party Live Music with Rubble £20 per ticket to include Buffet Supper TICKET ONLY Friday 1st February 2019 Chinese New Year Eat as Much as you want Buffet. £12 per person The Bay Horse Inn, 236 Kings Acre Road, Hereford, HR4 0SD. Tel: 01432 273351 www.bayhorseinnhereford.co.uk info@bayhorseinnhereford.co.uk The Bay Horse Inn Serving food every day from 12-9pm