Examples of how The Lions Club of New Milton has helped the Community
In the last 49 years, The Lions Club of New Milton has raised in excess of £350,000 for the causes it supports.
Below are some of the Organisations that The Lions Club of New Milton has supported in recent years with financial or other support :-
Lions Helps Arnewood towards a big target
Parents at The Arnewood School have rallied together to help boost the school’s funding. A new Parent Staff Association (PSA) has been formed to support The Arnewood School in New Milton and has already scored a hit by attracting a £500 donation from the Lions Club of New Milton to fund a new PC and monitor.
Now the PSA is appealing to other local organisations and businesses to make similar donations. PSA co-founder Jo Ankers said: “It’s been well publicised that there is a national school funding crisis and schools in the New Forest are very much affected by this. As parents, we wanted to do our bit to support the school so a few of us came together to reform the PSA, which had been wound up a few years ago. We are incredibly grateful to the New Milton Lions for being our first community donor”
The PSA are now are urging other businesses and organisations to make similar donations – effectively sponsoring a new computer for the school and have set an ambitious target of £10,000 which would fund the replacement of equipment for one IT classroom. Many of the computers are now nine years old and desperately need to be replaced. Sadly, expenditure on IT equipment is not a high priority given the overall economic constraints the school is facing.
Commenting on the Lions Club’s donation, Peter Bousfield, Chair of Welfare Committee, Lions Club of New Milton said, “When we received the funding application from The Arnewood School PSA and were made aware of the financial hardship the school is facing, we were happy to get the PSA’s fundraising activity up and running, and to make a positive contribution to the school community”
New Milton Dementia Friendly Allotments
New Milton Lions have donated a Shelter to the New Milton Dementia Friendly Allotments which were opened in the Summer of 2017.
Honeypot Children's Charity
New Milton Lion President Jeanne Jackson presents a Cheque for £700 to Viv Carter who is the Regional Community Fundraiser for the Honeypot Children's Charity.
Honeypot give seven children
from this area a weekend break at Honeypot House, the
children are also visited by the Honeypot play bus three
times a year and receive birthday and Christmas cards
and presents from the group each year between the age of
5 and 12 years of age.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
A Cheque for £2500 for operational use.
Ashley Junior School
A Cheque for £600 for Play Equipment at the School
'Simon Says' - Childrens Bereavement Charity
Grants totaling £3,000
Pilgrim Bandits - New Milton Based Charity that helps Injured Soldiers
Cheque presented for £1000 towards an Expedition
Finlay Wood - Local Schoolboy & Rugby Player/Coach
A Cheque for £200 towards his travelling expenses while coaching young Rugby Players.
Ordinary People, Amazing Things