The term ‘services’ covers the help and support the club gives to individuals, organisations and charities. Examples of how Harpenden Lions engage with local, regional and international organisations are shown below. Please have a look at the separate webpages under the services
- Message in a bottle – a life-saving project which helps frail, elderly and those living alone to store vital medical and personal information
- Message in a wallet – a project to provide a simple way for emergency services to find critical details about any casualty they attend. Any age or profile.
- Life Skills in local schools – Harpenden Lions Club has helped the education of many young people in the Harpenden and surrounding areas and provided them with skills they need to manage their lives and take their place as responsible members of society.
- Specs are collected by Lions Clubs around the country and sent to Chichester Lions Club whose members sort them in a small workshop. Inside Out Trust in the UK also grade spectacles for Lions in two prisons using equipment provided by Chichester Lions. http://www.chilions.org.uk/specs.htm
Other activities include:
- Improving freshwater supplies in developing countries.
- Disaster Relief – helping to raise funds for natural and humanitarian disasters
- Carol singing – In the week preceding Christmas Harpenden Lions sing carols for patients at Sue Ryder Care, Stagenhoe.
- Tin shakes – providing manpower for local charities during their fund-raising activities
Harpenden Lions does more than raise money. The club assists in many other ways, and is always pleased to consider requests from the local community in Harpenden and surrounding villages for assistance to needy cases. Situations where we have helped include:
- Transport for the disabled and disadvantaged
- Furniture removal – individual cases as requested
- Small DIY jobs
- Help in providing special equipment such as wheelchairs
- For a number of years the Club has been supporting the following:
- Local youth organisations
- Students embarking on community aid schemes
- Child education in Africa
- Community Meeting Point Harpenden