Our charities

We are often asked "What happens to the money we donate?" The answer is simple - "Quite a lot!". Read on for details of some of the charities we have recently supported.

The Leatherhead and District Lions Club Wenceslas Project allows those receiving, but not needing, the Government's Winter Fuel Payment to use it to help others in need to keep warm and fed.

Through your donations, Leatherhead Lions are proud supporters of The Epsom Medical Equipment Fund (EMEF). Run by local woman, Bess Harding MBE, and helped by a small band of volunteers, EMEF raises funds to purchase items for Epsom General Hospital.

Pride of place on the nose of this Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust helicopter is the Lion's logo, recognising the donations from Lion's supporters in our area.

The Lions' motto is "We Serve", and one way we do this is to support many different charities each year. Here are just some of them:

On a wet and cold Cobham Heritage Day, Lion Chris Barker, on behalf of the Leatherhead Lions, presented a cheque for £350 to the local branch of Riding for the Disabled.

A project is being run by Leatherhead Lions - one started by Nottinghamshire Ambulance Service - to relieve some of the suffering of children who have to be taken to hospital by ambulance, in possibly frightening circumstances.

Anyone living alone, especially, but not only, the elderly or infirm, can have an accident. The emergency services need immediate access to information such as the Patient's GP, medication, allergies, next-of-kin and dependents (pets to be fed etc.). The Leatherhead Lions Message In A Bottle scheme is a great way to address this need.

With almost 100 members and 60 volunteers, The Leatherhead Swans Club is the largest multi-activity sports club for the disabled in the south of England. The Lions have had great fun working with the Swans over the years.

We hold an annual New Year's Party for Pensioners and Disabled from Leatherhead and the surrounding villages.

Every year we hold a "competition" at the Effingham Community Centre, between competing teams from Surrey's Day Centres for adults with learning difficulties.

Our annual appeal for the people of Belarus allows us to support those still affected by the Chernobyl incident back in 1986.