A Slight Change Of Plan
We will be back on our Table Top Stall on Camposol B on September 15th instead of the 8th. In order for us to continue helping where we are needed, we are in desperate need of any of your unwanted items to sell. Please ring Pauline on 634 308 693 if you have items you would like us to collect.
In August we delivered close to 1,200 pairs of spectacles donated by the public, largely via Multi Optica, Camposol B to the Lions’ distribution centre at Elche. Many thanks to all of you who have donated your old glasses. The centre will process the spectacles to clean and grade the lenses, then determine the prescription and finally pack them according to the prescription into boxes ready to ship overseas to Lions’ groups in many countries. So far this year they have shipped to Tanzania, Philippines and also have orders in the process of clearing for Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and other developing countries where opticians are hard to find.
Lions begin this process with their Eye Clinics in small villages and then arrange for those who need clinical help to be brought to central points where the Flying Eye Hospital can land and undertake these specialist activities. The 2 units are aircraft at the end of their commercial life that were donated by Fedex and converted. The staff are skilled surgeons, technicians and nurses who give up their free time to do this work. We donated €200 towards their work, but this is less than 50% of the cost of freight for 1500 pairs of specs to go to South America.
Once we are back in September, we are looking forward to some more fun events that will raise funds to enable us to give our help where needed. One of our main projects this year is helping Diabetic children in Spain and raising awareness of Diabetes Types 1 & 2, both of which are becoming a major worldwide problem.
Mazarrón Bahia Lions is a small club and we are always on the lookout for new members to come and lend a hand where needed, whether it be on the Table Top Sale, or helping with our various events. There is always something that you can do to help. It is not all work though! We have a great social life and arrange social lunches at various restaurants. We like to try a different restaurant every month, which is a very good way of making new friends at the same time as trying different foods.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Lions member, please contact George on 634 308 693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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