For the second year running, the North Durban Lions were invited to sell their famous bacon and egg and chicken rolls at the registration day for the Savages Athletic Club’s Super Mama Challenge, on 18 August 2018. The club also catered for the race volunteers. The public were as generous as ever in their support, enabling the club to raise valuable funds to serve people in need.
The club is proud of their association with the Savages Athletic’s Club and Super Mama and is grateful for their continued support.
Members hard at work preparing the club’s famous bacon and egg and chicken rolls.
In 2017, District 410C acquired a SPOT Vision Screener as part of its Lions Centennial legacy project. The screener is able to quickly diagnose possible vision problems and can test hundreds of people in one day. It does not replace an optometrist but is extremely effective at rapidly screening people to determine whose eyes an optometrist should test, saving many hours over fully testing each person.
The club has been using the District’s screener to screen the eyesight of hundreds of pupils at Briardene Primary School between May and August 2018 in conjunction with Manuela Diener of EyeSA Optometry. Manuela has been selflessly donating many hours of her time to assist the club with vision projects for many years – for this project Manuela tested the eyes of pupils the screener indicated would need a more comprehensive test. The club used Specsavers’ very generous program of providing free spectacles to children under 12 to obtain spectacles for most of the pupils who needed them. Specsavers also very generously arranged free spectacles for the handful of pupils who were over 12 who needed them. Each of the pupils received their spectacles and instructions on how to care for them.
Members who were on hand will never forget the joy the pupils showed when their eyesight was drastically improved with their spectacles. Many younger children don’t even realise they have vision problems, assuming that the way they see the world is the same for everyone else.
This project has made a lifelong difference to many young people and the club thanks Manuela Diener and Specsavers for their generous donations of time and spectacles to assist the club in serving some young members of its community.
Filed under Service, Sight
The club prepared food hampers for approximately 80 ladies served weekly by Hope’s Anchor, a project assisting vulnerable ladies in Durban. Hope’s Anchor provides a meal, direct counselling and physical support to the ladies weekly. To mark Woman’s Day, the club prepared burgers, fruit and small treats for each of the ladies Hope’s Anchor provides for, to give the women a tasty and filling meal.
The club also prepared some “snuggler” sleeping bags (sleeping bags created from newspapers and plastic sheeting) for Hope’s Anchor to use as they need.
The club provided boerewors rolls and ice-cream for the attendees at the Durban North Challenge Protective Training Workshop, a programme which promotes self-worth, dignity and self-reliance for people with mental disabilities which operates from the same premises as the club’s clubhouse. Everyone was deeply grateful for their special treat and the club’s members were delighted to brighten so many people’s days.
Challenge expressed their gratitude to the club with this message:
On behalf of the Management, Staff and Service Users of Durban and Coastal Mental Health(Durban North), may I extend a sincere thank you to you for your very generous donation of Wors Rolls, baked beans, cold drinks and Ice Cream for service Users from Challenge.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Our sincere thanks once again.
Buyi Sibiya ( Workshop Manager)
L-R: Lions Phil Meyer, Kay Erskine, Ian Ping, Margo Whitmore, Ivanka Reynolds and Bill Pfaff preparing the wors rolls.