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.
Category Archives: Service
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.
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:
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:
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
b) Whose members put the most hours into food security related projects during the period under consideration
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.
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.
The North Durban Lions Club put on a party for the boarders at the Golden Hours School for intellectually disabled children. Several of the club’s members were joined by some of the friends of the club, who regularly take part in the club’s projects and LP Vanessa Wilesmith of the Durban South Lions club. As the project was 2 days after Mandela Day, the club’s friends and members were encouraged to consider it as a Mandela Day contribution. The kids made and decorated their own face masks and iced marie biscuits. They also enjoyed rides in the trailer of the club’s tractor. As a special treat, Melvin was on hand to greet and play with the kids and was a great hit. The project was a huge success and brought so much joy to the kids that many of the Lions and friends were close to tears.
Lions Margo Whitmore and Jimmy Hollows recently received a request from a very needy and deserving family to assist with a wheelchair. Both parents in the family are wheelchair bound and have a variety of other medical ailments as well, including diabetes. The club was delighted to be able to donate a wheelchair to the Perumal family. We’re very grateful to the Rotary Club of Umhlanga who provided the wheelchair to the club and enabled us to serve the community together with this very helpful donation.
A photo of the wheelchair handover is below:
If you would like to know more about how the North Durban Lions Club is serving its community, and possibly how you can become involved (either by becoming a member or generally helping out), please consider coming to our Information Evening, on March 30.
We will have a fascinating and very motivational speaker who is a long-standing and greatly distinguished Lion. Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available.
The many projects the club is involved in will be showcased and members of the club will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
The details are:
When: 30 March, 19:00 for 19:30
Where: North Durban Lions Clubhouse, corner of Uitsig and Prospect Hall Roads, Durban North (a map is here)
RSVP: By 27 March, to Denise on 083 650 7007, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a comment on this page.
The Cowies Hill Lions club recently conducted Level I first aid training, at a minimal cost. Lion Trevor Hobbs and his son Grant attended from the North Durban club – well done to them both for passing the training.
A few photos: