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Volunteers at Newcastle Pantry Foodbank were pleased to be interrupted at their very busy work of preparing food parcels by Newcastle Lions, when the club members presented twelve Family Easter Dinners and also boxes of Easter Eggs.

Having made a smaller donation of six meals at Christmas the Lion Club members were please to double the donation this time. During the last months aided by the media of zoom , the club has kept up regular contact with each of the lion members and has used the facility to fund raise with a very successful night at the races. Lion President Marian Mc Greevy was pleased to report at the last zoom club meeting , that Newcastle Lions had received a very good review at the recent Ireland Lions Convention for the promotion work the club undertook for World Diabetes Awareness Day including the use by the club of Newcastle's Electronic Screen . The Lions Convention was by zoom and nearly three hundred Lions took part.

Present the first of 12 family Easter dinners and Easter Eggs ( one with masks ,or one with out  to be used )
Lion John Mc Donagh, with Food Bank Volunteers Brian Mc Nulty, Manus O'Boyle and Terry Nelson and Lion President Marian Mc Greevy




In looking back over the last four Covid months one would despair and say as a lion group we should just shut up shop and bunker down. Not so Newcastle lions, inspired by Lion President Marian Mc Greevy. In October a successful street collection was held and then in November Newcastle Lions used a very large electronic screen to highlight the club's participation in World Diabetes day. By December things were really looking black with all routes to Christmas fund raising at supermarkets and hotel parties closed to the lions. Acting on the buzz words, make your negative an opportunity, Newcastle members held a 12,000 steps over the 12 days of Christmas sponsored walk in aid of the Chest Heart & Stroke and Diabetes Research .With each Lion restricted to a maximum of 14 others taking part ,the public were encouraged to donate via a Paypal account on the club's website, www.lionsnewcastlecodown.org The sponsored walk was also mentioned by Lion Marian when interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster on the Rigby Show on Christmas Eve. The club topped Christmas off, with a donation of 6 Christmas Family size Hampers, containing, turkey, ham, sausages, stuffing and vegetables to Newcastle Foodbank Pantry. The value of the hampers ie £240.00 was also matched by the club with a donation of £240.00 cheque to the Pantry. The Foodbank in Newcastle cater for a large number of needy families from Attical - Newcastle and before Christmas the volunteers of the foodbank delivered 188 Christmas meals and 6 hampers. Newcastle Lions have roared and say bring on 2021 we are ready for you.

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