Lions Club of Richmond

NSW, Australia, District 201N5

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    Tates Hotel Windsor weekly raffle

    Having been limited in our fundraising efforts during the Covid-19 restrictions, we have been welcomed to Tates Hotel to conduct a meat tray raffle each Friday evening. Tickets are on sale from 6pm, and the winner is drawn at 7pm. Thanks to the locals for their support - we really appreciate your warm welcome each week.

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    Lions Stamp collection

    53,000 REASONS TO RECYCLE THOSE STAMPS.

    Richmond Lions Club are collecting stamps! We now have Nate Jones, who was recently officially inducted as a "Friend of Richmond Lions" helping with trimming and sorting the stamps we collect. They are then sent off to our National Stamp Club co-ordinator. Please help us keep Nate busy.

    The Australian Chapter of LCI Stamp Club has just completed a record 12 months when they sold in excess of 400 kilos of stamps to raise a record $53,000 to be used solely to purchase walking frames for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions which prevent them from walking unaided . Every stamp donated was sold and every cent received was passed on to the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation to be used to purchase the walkers.

    Unwanted Stamp collections, postage stamps on envelopes, first day covers – in fact anything philatelic is just what the Lions Stamp Club received and sold this year, and they are again seeking similar material right now.

    This project has been running now since 2004 and has donated almost $200,000 to the foundation in this time including $101,000 in the past 2 years alone. The message is “we are always seeking donations of philatelic material to sort and sell."

    If you or your business would like to contribute, please contact Richmond Lions Club secretary Roger on 0420 987 842 for details and drop off points.


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    #LIONSFIGHTDIABETES

    Diabetes is the signature cause of Lions and Leos around the world.

    Diabetes is a global epidemic.
    Diabetes affects an increasing number of men, women, and children all over the world. As Lions and Leos, we see and feel the effects of diabetes in our communities and are doing something about it together.

    In Australia, 280 people develop diabetes every day and around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes known diabetes diagnoses as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (thought to be around 500,000 people).

    Diabetes can be managed well, but the potential complications are the same for type 1 and type 2 diabetes including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression, anxiety and blindness.

    We know that diabetes:

    • is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults

    • is a leading cause of kidney failure and dialysis

    • increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to four times

    • is a major cause of limb amputations

    • affects mental health as well as physical health. Depression, anxiety and distress occur in more than 30% of all people with diabetes

    However, early diagnosis, optimal treatment and effective ongoing support and management reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.

    Lions in Australia and around the world see and feel the effects of diabetes and are doing something about it together.

    Our aim? To raise awareness of the risks or Type 2 Diabetes in the community, and to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.





    More details: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/diabetes




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