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An urgent appeal for spectacles, bicycles ,tools, and sewing machines needed for Africa.

Inspite of Covid restrictions, Newcastle Lions Club were very pleased to end 2021 with a very successful Christmas Appeal for the Pantry Foodbank Newcastle.


In preparing to organise a spectacles collection the Lions Club became aware of an urgent need of a charity that the club had helped previously . In response, Newcastle Lions will now be organising a collection in early March.


Previous in March 2020 in the week before lockdown the Lions collected tools including sewing machines for the Downpatrick branch of Tools for Solidarity . This group is today in urgent need of unwanted sewing machines. It does not matter if it it is a Singer, Janome, Ptaff or Bernina all are gratefully received.


In a first for Newcastle Lions in March the club are also asking for donations of adult bicycles. The bicycles will be delivered to the Belfast based charity Bike Aid Africa. The bicycles will be repaired and then shipped by the charity to one of the poorest countries in Africa, Madagascar.


If you have difficulty in delivering the sewing machine when the Lions are collecting in March please contact the Lions on 07725725932


Photograph: Newcastle Lions Club President Liz Murphy and Lion Tom Hughes. prepare for the collections.



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