Spectacular – Thank you

A big thank you to all those who wear glasses and donated their old pairs to the Lions Great Spec Collect last month.

Altogether 984 pairs were handed in at Bannisters, Vision Express & Alan Tyler opticians and at the Knowle Fun Run. A SPEC-TACULAR result.

You will pleased to know they have already been packaged up ready to go off to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who act as a Lions hub to collect, sort and distribute them as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

This is what they looked like when being counted:

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We have already been asked whether there will be a second Great Spec Collect next May? We are sure if enough people ask it will happen.

Thanks everyone

Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling

Last chance to Spec Collect

Our May Great Spec Collect is going well with many pairs already donated at the Knowle Fun Run and also at local opticians:

  • Alan Tyler in Dorridge
  • Bannisters in Knowle
  • Vision Express in Knowle

There is a deadline of 31 May so please don’t hold back and rifle through your drawers and find your old pairs (it does not matter if they are broken) and pop them into our special boxes at our opticians.

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We shall be collecting them together and boxing them up to send to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who act as a Lions hub to collect, sort and distribute them as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling

Great Spec-Collect off to an early start

Boxes are already in place at our opticians so don’t hold back and drop in your old glasses now

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Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling

Great Spec-Collect under way early at Alan Tyler

When President Bob Thurtle arrived at Alan Tyler Optician in Dorridge to handover the box for collecting donated used spectacles he was promptly given a box full already collected – and collection is only due to last for the month of May!

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“It seems all our opticians are keen to support our initiative,” said Bob. “I am delighted that they have already started collecting and hope that by the end of May we shall have several boxes full of glasses to send to our sister Lions Club in Chichester to be sorted and distributed as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.”

Don’t forget to look in your drawers and bring your old ones along to:

Alan Tyler in Dorridge

Vision Express or Bannister’s in Knowle

or

The Heritage Centre or the Hub@Henley in Henley-in-Arden

Alternatively, why not bring them along to Arden Academy on Knowle Fun Run day Sunday 15 May, and drop them in a box in the Registration Hall

 

Posted in Lions Projects, News, Spectacle Recycling

Great Spec-Collect

Throughout May Knowle and Dorridge Lions want your old spectacles.

Working with their sister Lions Club in Chichester your old pairs of used glasses will be collected, sorted and distributed as far as eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Don’t worry if your spectacles are broken because they will be recycled for their scrap metal and the funds used to support eye related projects both in the U.K. and overseas.

Knowle and Dorridge Lions are being supported by our local opticians:-

  • Alan Tyler in Dorridge
  • Bannisters in Knowle
  • Vision Express in Knowle

Throughout May please take your old specs to any of these outlets.

Also on Sunday 15th May at the Knowle Fun Run bins will be available for you to drop your old specs in.

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So please start searching those drawers and let us make May the Great Spec-Collect.

Posted in News, Spectacle Recycling

Lions support colourful village

Knowle and Dorridge Lions have agreed to support, for four years, the Bulb Planting Programme organised by Knowle Society. This ambitious project involves the planting of large numbers of daffodil and crocus bulbs along the major roads into Knowle.

The first phase commenced on Tuesday 20 October with thousands of bulbs being planted on the verges of the Warwick Road, either side of the Wychwood island. Volunteers from Knowle Society were helped by pupils from Knowle C of E Primary Academy and also the local Rainbows group. The next three phases will take place in each of the succeeding years.

 

Treasurer Adrian Harris hands over Lions donation to Knowle Society chariman Bill Bohanna

Treasurer Adrian Harris hands over Lions donation to Knowle Society chairman Bill Bohanna

Lions Chair of Community Services, Eddie Matthews, said “This is a great project bringing together all facets of the community and involving all age groups. We are delighted to be involved and associated with such a scheme and it will bring a lot of pleasure to the inhabitants and add colour to the village”.

Adrian grapples with the first bag of bulbs for planting with Liz Hulse managing the first day of planting

Adrian grapples with the first bag of bulbs for planting with Liz Hulse managing the first day of planting

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Defib for Arden

There is now a community defibrillator at Arden Academy thanks to Knowle & Dorridge Lions, Knowle and Dorridge Round Table, Hunters Estate Agent and Arden PTA. A Cardiac Science Power Heart G5 AED will enable rescue professionals and lay responders to effectively administer therapy to ensure any victim of sudden cardiac arrest has the best chance of survival.

Readily available 24/7 to the right hand side outside Arden entrance for anyone to use, it is the second public access defibrillator to be installed in Knowle (the other being at Hunters office on the High Street). The alarm code to release the defibrillator from its cabinet is given to the caller as soon as 999 is dialled.

Amanda Crane - Arden First Aider; David Hofton - Hunters; Dave Carter - K&D Lions; Ed Smith - K&D Round Table; Martin Murphy - Principal Arden Academy - inspect the new defib

Amanda Crane – Arden First Aider; David Hofton – Hunters; Dave Carter – K&D Lions; Ed Smith – K&D Round Table; Martin Murphy – Principal Arden Academy – inspect the new defib

Training has been given by the West Midlands Ambulance Service to several Arden staff but in an emergency any member of the public would be able to use the defib as it is fully automated and has a ‘Rescue Coach’ with auditory prompts to guide users through each critical step of a rescue.

“This is exactly the type of local cause we like to support with the funds raised at the Knowle Fun Run and Lion Festive Walk,” said Knowle and Dorridge Lion Dave Carter. “If you know of a local cause that is worthy of the Lions consideration please email us at info@knowleanddorridgelions.com“.

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Nepal Earthquakes Appeal

We all heard about the Nepal Earthquake Disaster, but how quickly we forget about it with a General Election filling all the news space. Now they have had another one this week perhaps it is the time for all of us to give generously.

Nepal Earthquake Poster

The Lions in the UK & Ireland have already sent 280 Lifesaver water filtration units capable of treating 4.2 million litres of contaminated water to Nepal. Read more

Knowle & Dorridge Lions are committed to make as large a donation to the Lions International appeal as we can.

There will be collection buckets at the Knowle Fun Run – at Registration in the Hall and on the Playing Field.

Please let your friends and relatives know,  come along to Arden to watch the Fun Run and bring what you can to donate.

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The Message is spreading

What is ‘Message in a Bottle’?

Message in a BottleAbbreviated to MIAB, it is a simple piece of paper asking pertinent questions that contains vital information about you, directed at the Emergency Services. This allows them to make quick and accurate decisions on what action to take at the point of contact, which could save your life in an emergency at home. A white plastic bottle containing a form containing vital information about you that could save your life due to the speed with which the Emergency Services could respond to your individual needs.

The bottle is placed where the Emergency Services are trained to look, in the refrigerator door. A green cross sticker is placed on the inside of the main house door, or where it is considered would be most obvious and another sticker on the door of the fridge.

The information provided should include where you keep your medication and latest prescription, contact details, major medical conditions, personal doctor and anything considered necessary that would need attention in those first critical moments.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE KEPT UP TO DATE
NOW AVAILABLE FREE IN KNOWLE and DORRIDGE VILLAGE HALLS
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