During the current health crisis, Witney Lions have been unable to hold meetings or to pursue their usual programme of fundraising, but we have been delighted to support others who are active in the community, including the following two outstanding organisations:
WITNEY FOODBANK has, unsurprisingly, seen an increase in requests for help in recent weeks, and asked for funds to enable them to source supplies to assist them in their important work supporting families and the vulnerable.
We have been delighted to donate £800 to their funds.
WITNEY SCOUT VOLUNTEERS A fantastic initiative this, whereby DBS checked Scout leaders responded to the Windrush Medical Practice request to provide a delivery service, of drugs and medicines, to those patients who have been unable to leave their homes in recent weeks. Set up in just 48 hours, and run in conjunction with Witney Land Army, this service is rapidly expanding the area covered, and the number of volunteers involved, and it seems likely that it will be needed for many weeks or months yet.
An important necessity has been to obtain suitable insurance provision for the organisation, particularly public liability cover, and Witney Lions have been pleased to donate £450 to cover this particular cost.
Finally, Lions would like to wish everyone the very best of health and safety in these difficult times. We look forward to seeing you all again when we get back to normal, which we fervently hope will be before too long. STAY SAFE.