Category Archives: Service

July Food Collection

Two full trolleys of food were collected from the generous public at the La Lucia Mall Pick ‘n Pay on Saturday 25 July. The club also collects food once a month on a Saturday at the Crescent Pick ‘n Pay and several times a month at the Umhlanga and Kensington Spars, on a weekday.

Thank you to everyone who supports the club’s collections – the food you donate is packaged and distributed to more than 125 people in need every month.

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Sinakekele Hop To It fun day

The club sold colddrinks, wors rolls and popcorn at the Sinakekele home for abandoned babies’ fun day on the Easter weekend, both raising needed funds and supporting the home in their excellent work.

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Heritage Day Braai at TAFTA On Ridge

The club treated the 100 residents of TAFTA On Ridge retirement home to braaied beef or chicken burgers on Heritage Day. This rare treat was extremely well received – many of the residents thanked the club for the best meal they’ve had all year. The club has provided a braai for three years in a row now and it is always regarded as a definite highlight for the residents.

Lions Neil Aubert, Phil Meyer and Lion President Trevor Hobbs braaiing the burgers.

Lions Neil Aubert, Phil Meyer and Lion President Trevor Hobbs braaiing the burgers.

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Visit to Sinakekele

The club planted 2 trees at the Sinakekele home for abandoned babies and then enjoyed good fellowship with a braai at the home. Lion Denise and Mickey Bolland have recently moved out to Sinakekele and made the rest of the club very much at home.

(L-R) Grant Hobbs, Lion Kay Erskine, Mickey Bolland, Lion Ivanka Reynolds, Lion Ian Ross (at back), Lion Margo Whitmore and Lion President Trevor Hobbs (planting the tree)

(L-R) Grant Hobbs, Lion Kay Erskine, Mickey Bolland, Lion Ivanka Reynolds, Lion Ian Ross (at back), Lion Margo Whitmore and Lion President Trevor Hobbs (planting the tree)

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Donation of Nedbank Blankets to Salvation Army

Nedbank provided the club with many high quality double blankets and asked it to donate them to needy recipients on their behalf. The club donated 44 of the blankets to the Salvation Army’s Thembela home in Durban where they were gratefully received by the residents.

Residents of the Salvation Army Thembela home in Morningside with their new double blankets donated via Nedbank.

Residents of the Salvation Army Thembela home in Morningside with their new double blankets donated via Nedbank.

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Sinakekele Outreach to Osindisweni Hospital

Through the Sinakekele Home, Lion Denise Bolland was asked to provide sandwiches for a breast feeding awareness day, presented to the mothers of new born babies at the Osindisweni Hospital, beyond Verulam. Lion Denise arranged donations of peanut butter and jam. The club purchased bread and juice and managed to get apples donated.

Lion Denise Bolland at a breast feeding awareness day at Osindisweni Hospital

Lion Denise Bolland at a breast feeding awareness day at Osindisweni Hospital

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Golden Hours School Project

On Saturday 23 August the North Durban Lions entertained the boarders at the Golden Hours School for the intellectually disabled with an afternoon of crafts and sports. DC for Children’s Services Karen Preston joined the club as they helped the kids decorate marie biscuits, colour in and make paper airplanes and play skittles and soccer. The kids had a great time and it was a heartwarming experience for the Lions and their families as well.

Some photos of the event are below:

Lion Ivanka Reynolds and Anne Weller help decorate paper airplanes

Lion Ivanka Reynolds and Anne Weller help decorate paper airplanes

Lions Trevor Hobbs and Shirley Johnston help decorate paper airplanes

Lions Trevor Hobbs and Shirley Johnston help decorate paper airplanes

Melvin the Lion made an appearance as well

Melvin the Lion made an appearance as well

Lions Kay Erskine and Trevor Hobbs help decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lions Kay Erskine and Trevor Hobbs help decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lions Vicki van Wyk and Shirley Johnston set up the skittles for another go

Lions Vicki van Wyk and Shirley Johnston set up the skittles for another go

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Lion Jimmy Hollows plays soccer with the kids

Lion Jimmy Hollows plays soccer with the kids

Lion Kay Erskine helps decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lion Kay Erskine helps decorate marie biscuits with icing

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Bingo at TAFTA On Ridge

On Saturday 5 April, the North Durban Lions played bingo with many of the residents of the TAFTA On Ridge old age home. The residents had a really fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Several rounds of bingo were organised so that many residents could have a chance to win a prize. The club also supplied cake to go with each resident’s tea, ensuring that the frail-care residents got some cake as well. Some photos of the very enjoyable service project:

LP Vicki and Lion Kay distribute cake after the bingo

LP Vicki and Lion Kay distribute cake after the bingo

Lion Trevor calls the numbers while Lion Jimmy draws them

Lion Trevor calls the numbers while Lion Jimmy draws them

Lion Jimmy with a prize winner

Lion Jimmy with a prize winner

Lion Sheila assists while two of the residents play bingo

Lion Sheila assists while two of the residents play bingo

The prize winners on the day

The prize winners on the day

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Club Awards at the 2013 District 410C Midyear Conference

At the 2013 Lions District 410C Midyear Conference, the North Durban Lions club were very proud to win the inaugural club food security award. The criteria for the award is that the winning club must:

a) Which donated the largest amount of food (in monetary value) during the period under consideration

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b) Whose members put the most hours into food security related projects during the period under consideration

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c)Which held the most significant food security related project or a series of major projects during the period under consideration in the consideration of the judges, even if the club does not meet the criteria of (a) or (b).

The club won the award on the strength of its food distribution project, in which it served many people in need by collecting, packaging and distributing at least R155 800 worth of food during the 2012/2013 Lions year, an achievement of which the club is extremely proud.

 

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Braai for residents of TAFTA on Ridge

The North Durban Lions Club supplied a braai for the 120 residents of TAFTA on Ridge, supplying beef and chicken burgers and salads. The residents really enjoyed it, with several saying it was the best meal they had had in more than 5 years. It was very rewarding to see the great joy a simple braai brought to the home.20130924_103200

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