Whitby & District Lion’s Club are very pleased to announce that our club has voted unanimously to donate a £1,000.00 towards Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Refugee & Displaced Persons Place Fund, to assist the millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing their own country due to the horrific conflict. The fund will go directly to Lions Club on the ground in neighbouring countries such as Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Ukraine itself, who are assisting these desperate people. These local clubs on the ground have helped to arrange truckloads of food and aid to help refugees on the border, arranging temporary accommodation for refugees while they move through Europe and arranging collection of donations to be sent to Poland.
Many other UK and international Lions Clubs are also donating to the fund to help in this desperate humanitarian situation. Did you know that there are 1.4 million men and women volunteering in 48,000 lions clubs around the world, in fact we are the biggest voluntary service organisation in the world and the only one recognised by the UN. Each lions club is dedicated to serve and take action in its local area, that’s why it is important our club support our fellow lions who are working miracles to helping these desperate refugees. If you interested in getting involved, please contact us via our social media pages or call lion Brian Harrison on 01947 897249.