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Nearly 40 Seniors and Carers had a lovely afternoon of entertainment in Newcastle  Community Cinema organised by Newcastle Lions. The afternoon began with an excellent repertoire of songs by the recently formed Mourne Community Choir led by their choir leader Careen Starkey. This was really enjoyed by all those attending as seen by the singing of the audience.

Some social bingo followed led by John Murphy from Ballynahinch Lions and the afternoon ended with a lovely afternoon tea enjoyed by all with Gerry Davies’ cakes being a real highlight.

The occasion was also an ideal one for Newcastle Lions to launch their new service project of Message in a Bottle. This is for over 60’s or those with medical conditions living alone whereby confidential information about a person’s medication and health status can be recorded, placed in a plastic bottle and kept in their fridge. Stickers are then stuck inside their front and back doors so that in a medical emergency first responders can find this vital information quickly. If you or any of your family members would like one of these bottles please contact a Lions member or the Lions facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089590006006

The Lions would particularly like to thank Newcastle Community Cinema for the use of their premises and John Murphy Ballynahinch Lions for a super Bingo session.


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Audience present at event

Community choir

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On Saturday 18th  May, Newcastle Lions Club will hold their annual street collection in aid of the building fund for Mourne  Mountain Rescue. Mourne  Mountain  Rescue became the first  mountain rescue team in  Ireland when they were started in  1962. They are currently based  at the  PSNI  station in  Newcastle but the hope is they will soon be able to begin building their new base  to be located at  Shanslieve  Drive/ Bryansford  Road at the foot of the  Mournes. In 2021 the team had thirty six members who are on call 24 hours each day ,they responded to 100 call outs and helped 130 people. They are 100% voluntary and work with the NIAS /Hart  paramedics, PSNI, Coast Guard and the Irish Coast Guard. Newcastle Lions Club President  Liz  Murphy met up with  VDG Marian  Mc Greevy and  MMRT Harry  Teggarty to discuss the collection , she hopes it will be a great success and asks the public to give their support.

Photo, Newcastle Lions President Liz Murphy with  VDG Marian  Mc Greevy and MMRT  Harry  Teggarty discuss the collection



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Newcastle Lions are having an afternoon of entertainment and tea on Saturday 11th May 2024 between 2.30 – 4.45pm for Seniors and Carers. This will take place in the Newcastle Community Cinema (NCC) St Mary’s Hall Main Street Newcastle. Entertainment will be provided by the Newcastle Community Choir and will be followed by Bingo and afternoon tea. There are still a few spaces left for the event but if you or anyone you know is interested please contact Marion McGreevy immediately on mazmcgreevy@gmail.com This is one of the Newcastle Lions service projects for the current year.

Another is the Message in a Bottle for over 60’s or those with medical conditions living alone whereby confidential information about a person’s medication and health status can be recorded, placed in a plastic bottle and kept in their fridge. Stickers are then stuck inside their front and back doors so that in a medical emergency first responders can find this vital information quickly. This scheme is being rolled out in the local community via various agencies.

In addition the Lions will be holding a street collection in Newcastle on Saturday 18th May 2024 to raise funds to support all the charities they help including supporting their 10 local defibrillators, Daisy Lodge MYMY etc. Please give generously if you see the collectors.  



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