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THE DAISY DANDER.

The Daisy Lodge facility has been amazing, since 2014, a total of 3,500 families have stayed at there with 12 families being accommodated each week. At present 224 families are awaiting a short break at the facility. In Northern Ireland today, there are 109 children who are currently being treated for cancer.(( source N.I.Childhood cancer) In trying to raise awareness of the work of Daisy Lodge in helping the 109 children, Newcastle Lions Club have organised a Daisy Dander. On Saturday 23rd September at 10.30 am the public are invited to meet at the Cone of Light on the Newcastle Promenade and walk a 1009 steps in support of the children. With the kind permission of Newry & Mourne Down District Council, the promenade will be decorated with flower theme artwork by the group, Creative Village Dundrum. The Lions are also thankful to Raymond Shannon REC, NI for providing first aid cover. The public are encouraged to make a donation, to the Lion collectors present that morning, to the Daisy Lodge Appeal to help them in their work.

On Saturday 13th May between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm ,Newcastle Lions Club will hold their annual recycling appeal to help people in Africa. Through the great generosity of the owner Daniel Mc Cann, the drop off point for the collection will be at Mc Cann's Fish & Chip Shop Main Street Newcastle. The Lions wish to stress that under no circumstances ,nothing is left at Mc Cann's until the Saturday of the collection. As in previous years, the Lions are looking for, good or broken tools such as saws, hammers or spades. Sewing machines both treadle and electrical and adult bicycles, rusty or good. Newcastle Lions are already running a fantastic recycling programme for used spectacles, if you wish you can leave these also.

Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz on Friday, 17 March in Harbour Inn, 4 South Promenade, Newcastle at 9pm.  All welcome.

Newcastle Lions Club collected at Base Coffee , Main St. Newcastle on this Saturday and Easter Sunday to help fund repairs to our 10 defibrillators. These devices help save lives. Please help and donate at Base Coffee at the weekend

Newcastle Lions join with Armagh and Down Lions to help  Foodbanks at Christmas.

 

This year with all Lion Clubs finding fund raising difficult, Newcastle Lions Club has joined with Lions in Armagh, Ballynahinch ,Banbridge, Downpaptrick and Newry  to combine their efforts to raise much needed funds for all the food banks in each of the towns.

 

At the end of the fund raising on the 12.12.21 , all money donated will be split equally 6 ways for the foodbanks.

 

The Lions will dig deep in their own pockets having arranged a 5k sponsored walk for the 6 presidents and a raffle. They will also take part in a zoom night at the races.

The fund raising has been very well supported by the local press and the public are encouraged to help the fund raising by donating through, www.lionsnewcastlecodown.org and click the donate button.

 

Remember 100% of your donation will be helping all the foodbanks in the 6 towns.

Thank you!

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