The Bantry Bay Lions club will be holding a cake sale in Wolfe Tone Square on May 14 from 10am to 2pm. They will have a stall set up as part of the Friday market. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Alzeimer and Dementia Society of Ireland. This event is sponsored by SuperValu, Lidl, Centra and Mace stores who will contribute assorted cakes. Members of the Lions Club will also be baking various goodies to add to the sponsored donations. Come on out and support this sale. You won’t be disappointed on what’s for offer.
A heart has been erected in Bantry Town Square to pay tribute to frontline workers and also to those who have lost someone to Covid-19.
A message displayed above the structure reads: “For all frontline workers – a heartfelt thank you. To the people lost to Covid – we miss you.”
Past President Doctor Francis Greaves was awarded a certificate of recognition for recruiting and retaining Lions members during the Lions Clubs International Centennial Year (2018-2019). This award is usually presented well after the fact. Better late than never, as they say. Congratulations and well done Francis (pictured).
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The Bantry Bay Lions are delighted to announce the results of their Christmas Food Appeal for 2020. Thanks to the generosity of the local community enough money was raised to provide 62 food vouchers to the value of €40 each. Special thanks to SuperValu and Lidl for all their help and cooperation. Pictured is Past President Nora Lynch presenting the vouchers to Michael Healy of St Vincent De Paul. Well done everyone.
The Bantry Bay Lions are delighted to announce the launch of our Christmas Food Appeal for 2020.
The result was a magnificent €2409.54 from Supervalu & Lidl which we have converted into 60 Food Vouchers for SVP to distribute.
Usually, we would be in SuperValu and Lidl in the weekend running up to Christmas collecting groceries and cash donations. This year the Food Appeal will run for a full week from Monday December 7 to Saturday December 12.
Roscommon Lions with Lecarrow Lazers Cycle Club are cycling from Mizen to Malin starting on Wednesday 16th September to raise funds for the Darragh Kenny Memorial Fund. You can donate here and cheer them on too. Also to support the Lough Ree Access for all Boat based in Ballyleague, Lanesboro which will be used to transport wheelchair users from all over the country around the Roscommon lake and further afield.
Bantry Bay Lions welcome our new President Marion Rouse for 2020-2021.
Members of the Club enjoy an outside social meeting with Immediate Past President Nora Lynch presenting Marion with the President's Chain of Office.
Bantry Bay Lions are in the forefront of a Project to donate towards the manufacture of Face Shields (see photo below) as part of the Personal Protection Equipment essential for the HSE and many other organisations on the Island of Ireland.
Macroom Lions are leading this campaign to raise €75k to get 200,000 of these visors made as soon as possible. There are two companies making them, one in the North and one in the Republic and they are all voluntary and at cost only. Production should have already started.