Lions Club of Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford)

Lions Club International British Isles and Ireland
District 105A

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Brian Kite
President 2019 - 2020

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On Friday 31st January the Mayor of Newport Pagnell formally declared the new hoist for the Assisted Swimming Club at the Middleton Hall, Newport Pagnell, 'open'.
The Stony Stratford Lions Club which gave a donation for the hoist were invited along with other supporters to the launching ceremony.
The hoist, which takes a wheelchair and its user, enables those with limited mobility to safely enter and leave the pool. This facility is open to all who have the same or similar needs.
Pictured are Stony welfare Chairman, Brian Gidley, President Bletchley Lions Club Mike Baldwin and President of Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions Club Trevor Aldred and the Mayor of Newport Pagnell Councillor Paul Day.
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We are proud to present a megaphone to run Linford Wood Park Run director Jim, on the Christmas day run with plenty of festive garb.
 
   
Lion Mark presents Museum Director Bill a cheque for £900 raised during the four Motors at the Museum events in 2019

   
After filling the shoeboxes and donating to the Women's Refuge we still had a few books and toys which we gave to Slated Row, Fairfields and Whitehouse schools

   
We have sourced and sent presents to the 45 children aged between 0 and 16 who will spend Christmas in the Women’s Refuge.

   
Annual Service of Remembrance
The annual Service of Remembrance took place today 10th November 2019 at the War Memorial on Horse Fair Green. The event was well attended with music provided by Olney Brass and Public Address by Bob Adams. The service was well supported by the local uniformed youth organisations - Scouts and Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Beavers. They all laid wreaths as did Ann Limb Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire on behalf of the Queen,   Andrew Geary, Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes. Iain Stewart laid a personal wreath -during the run up to the election he is no longer an MP-,  Wolverton and District Rotary Club, The Royal Order of Buffaloes, Lions Club of Stony Stratford, the Greek Orthodox Church and St Mary and St Georges School left wreaths as did a number of individuals.
A Collection of £546.16 was taken which has been donated to the Royal British Legion.
The site is beautifully maintained by a group of local people. The gardens are immaculately kept.  For the Centenary of 1918 the group commissioned a board, sponsored by the Lions Club, with a paragraph about the life of every person named on the War memorial.

Click here to see the panel
 
Shoe Boxes Appeal
Last week we packed over 90 shoeboxes.  Each box was decorated with Christmas wrapping paper and will be given to Middle Eastern refugees in the Milton Keynes area. (We would usually send the parcels to Romania but have had insurmountable transport difficulties.)
The boxes were packed for Girls and Boys and selections ranged from 3 year olds to teenagers
Our pictures show the contents for a 4 - 6 year old boy and consists of sweets, games , toothpaste and brush, woolly hat and socks. They also show the before scene with tables full of merchandise - some bought but most donated, some of our packers and the after with the packed boxes.

There was sufficient toothpaste left over to make a donation to a local church food bank. See above for other donations made.


4 to 6 year old boy.

 
Before Some of the team After
   
  Toothpaste for the food bank  
 
Playground equipment for Slated Row school
We are proud to have presented Slated Row Special School with some exciting new playground equipment
   
Lion David presents Headteacher Zoe Baines with a cheque
     
 
 

           

 
The outdoor equipment in use in the school grounds
     


 


District Youth Christmas Party
District Youth Celebration In November each year our District organises a themed party for 550 disadvantaged 5-14 year olds in Elstree, Borehamwood.
This is the table we sponsored.

  Lion Doreen presenting books at Brooklands Primary School
     
     
We are proud to have helped Wolverton Air Cadets build their own air flight simulator.  Cadets need to have a number of hours in a simulator before being granted access to RAF training aircraft.  With this new equipment many more cadets from Wolverton and other units can gain air time. Here you can see our President David Tunney at the joystick. Below is Lion Mark Rolfe - he managed to land the right way up! Perhaps he had some help from the Sergeant Cadet!
   


Stony Stratford Lions Club have since 1985 arranged the annual Service of  Remembrance on Horsefair Green. Attendances for this have grown over the years. We are grateful to a small band of local volunteers, The Horsefair Green Gardening Group, who look after the War Memorial grounds.
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Stony Stratford Lions Club are proud to have collected and filled 180 shoeboxes for orphans and sick children in Romania. Boxes were also received from Bletchley Lions and Hotter Shoes in MK Centre. All the boxes contain items suitable for children from ages 2 to 16 and included toys, clothes, books, toiletries and sweets. They were collected from Milton Keynes on November 10th and will join other boxes from collection sites as far afield as Dublin to begin their long journey across Europe in time for distribution at Christmas to remote areas in North Romania.

World Sight Day 2018

Today, in Stony Stratford, District Governor Doreen Allen, Lion President David Tunney and Lions Andrew Allen, Geoff Ransome and Brian Kite met with Cllr Martin Petchey, Mayor of Milton Keynes, Alison Deuchars of Bucks Vision and Terry Calvert of MK Reader Service to raise awareness of World Sight Day.

Martin and David bravely allowed themselves to be blindfolded and led by Alison and Terry along the busy pavements of Stony Stratford.

The party then enjoyed coffee in McIntyre Coffee Shop were the Mayor, Bucks Vision, MK Reader service and McIntyre staff were presented with Lions Club of Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford) banners.

Hear are some of our pictures and also film of their experiences. Please click on the images to see larger pictures. They will open in a new page. Follow these links to Bucks Vision reports:

https://www.bucksvision.co.uk/bucksvision-news-and-events/News-and-Events/Latest-News
facebook.com/bucksvision
https://twitter.com/BucksVision
     
Cllr Martin Petchey, Mayor of Milton Keynes and Lion President David Tunney. Our 'stall' with Past District Governor Andrew Allen Alison Deuchars, Terry Calvert, David Tunney, Cllr Martin Petchey, District Governor Doreen Allen and Lion Geoff Ransome.

The Mayor with his banner. Watch out for the 'A' boards Alison with her banner

McIntyre Staff.

 

 

 

Some videos of hazards found in Stony High Street.
We thank all shopkeepers on the High Street for keeping their boards to the side of the pavement
These are very large files and may take some time to load.
'A' boards by Costa Coffee BT Works by the church Lloyds Bank steps
Mayor crossing the road.   David crossing by McIntyre

 


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