Presentation Evening 2019

At a recent presentation evening Yeo Valley Lions donated over £5,000 pounds to a number of local charities. The money was raised from their popular Claverham Beer Festival and Strawberry Lion Walk. The Claverham Beer Festival is in its 17th year and has raised nearly £100,000 for local charities.

Vice President Pete Selvey presented cheques to each of the recipients


VICTA: supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK. VICTA maintain a support network for parents and arrange suitable activities to improve social, emotional and life skills of the young people. 5 Douglas House, 32-34 Simpson Road, Milton Keynes MK1 1BA.  admin@victa.org.uk   £1000 1 VICTA
Bristol Children’s Help Society/ Barton Camp: home of the Bristol Childrens’ Help Society (BCHS) at Winscombe which supports disadvantaged children living in the region. At certain times of the year, these children come to Barton Camp for a free or heavily subsidised break or holiday, giving them support towards - and respite from - their often-difficult lives. Barton Camp is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. There is a special appeal running at present to fund major roof repairs to one of their amenity buildings Mr Dick Hyde, Trustee BCHS, Starve Lark Cottage, Compton Martin, Bristol BS40 6LJ   £1000 2 Barton Camp
Riding for the Disabled: their horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, they provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 RDA centres all over the UK. Contact: Lucy Kehoe, lucykehoe@hotmail.com, 07904 600446. Claverham & Winford Group, BS49 4PA. claverhamwinfordrda@gmail.com 3 Riding for the Disabled
Somerset Prostate Support Association - was founded in 2003 by a small group of men who approached MacMillan Nurse Julia Pollard who then pulled together several men to start the group. It has established itself as a much- needed source of help and support for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and to give aid to them and their families. Contact: Lion Peter Hopwood SPSA Treasurer, Mr Tim Lewis, Mulberry House, Bridgwater Road, Winscombe, BS25 1NH 4 Somerset prostrate support
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – (Proposed by Barry Straughton). 29000 children in the UK with Type 1 diabetes. This charity funds research and treatments and gives support and a voice to families with these children. Local contact: Jeff Astle, jeff.astle1972@gmail.com 07464 141708 £1000 5 Jevenile Diabetes
Jessie May is a Children & Hospice at Home service caring for local terminally ill children. Jessie May Nurses work throughout Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath & North East Somerset (Put forward by Brian Winter)  Jesse May Trust, 35 Old School House, Kingswood Estate, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8BD. info@jessiemay.org,uk 6 Jessie May
A cheque was also presented to local charity, Cintre, which provides residential and community services to support adults with a variety of challenging conditions and behaviours. This was the money raised from our annual Strawberry Lion Walk 6 CINTRE

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