Winchester Lions are looking for your help!

The Editor:

The Winchester Lions Club has proudly served our community since April 3rd, 1968. The club’s first fundraising event was a March for Crippled Children held on April 27, 1968 where an amazing $8,000 was raised. It was the Lions who in 1972 organized the Village House Numbering project and in 1975 created the Lion’s Hall for Seniors which is still used by many Winchester Residents. In addition to direct assistance to many residents for things like ramps, specialized medical equipment, and Christmas Hampers, the Winchester Lions have helped fund the community pool, Hospital, ball diamonds, community centre, build a pavilion which is in daily use during summer months and has sponsored many youth sports clubs and activities consistently over the years through operation of a BINGO, arena booth and thrift shop and many other fun events.

The list of people and organizations the Winchester Lions has helped over the years is massive and we know our help is appreciated.Winchester residents and businesses continue to be very generous in their financial support to the Winchester Lions but that is not where the problem lies. Quite frankly, the problem is a lack of volunteers. Without your time as well as your money, the Winchester Lions are now finding it difficult to do all they are asked to do. Bingos, Snack Booth, Canada Day, the Thrift Shop, and our other fundraising activities are all well attended but require volunteers to operate. Without your time the club cannot continue its current level of support to our community.

Although we would love you to become members of our Club, we understand that is not possible for many people, instead we ask you to consider investing 2-3 hours a week, a month, or a year as a Volunteer for the Lions Club at our Arena Booth, Thrift Shop, BINGO or special events. If you are chosen to work at our licensed events we will provide Smart Serve training.To contact us please email or speak to any member of the Winchester Lions at any of our activities.
Hugh Bouchard,
President, Winchester Lions Club

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