December 2020

As we reach the end of a very difficult year, I hope that you have all managed to enjoy Christmas in a safe way.

December proved to be a very busy month for Woolmer Forest Lions Club as fortunately we were able to go ahead with our Christmas Sleigh collections. Thanks to the generosity of local people we raised over 1300, which was put towards giving a Christmas food parcel to over 100 local residents. These parcels involve a lot of hard work from our Welfare Committee, shopping, packing and delivering the bags of Christmas treats, but the reward is always the look of delight on the recipients faces and the letters of thanks we receive.

2020 has been a tough year for all charities and we are very grateful to know that we can always rely on local support. We try to keep you informed of our activities via our website and Facebook page and always appreciate your reactions and comments.

Like so many others, our members have not been able to get together socially in 2020, some have not seen each other for many months. We do however, try and keep in regular contact with each other and give support where needed. Being a Lion is not all about fundraising and helping out at local events, it is also about looking out for and supporting each other. We are hoping to increase our membership in 2021, so please give some thought to whether you could become a good Lion; it can take up as little or as much time as you can give, but is always rewarding. Keep a look out for our membership promotion or contact me on aywilson@btopenworld.com if you would like to find out more.

I am very hopeful that 2021, will be a much better year for us all, but it will be a few months yet before we start to see our lives getting back to some normality, so we must all be patient. For Woolmer Forest Lions it is a very special year, as we will be celebrating our 40th birthday - we have lots of events planned, so keep a look out for details over the next few months.

I will finish by wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Take Care and stay safe

Joanne Wilson

President