Since our Centennial Year ended in June 2018 all Lions around the world, numbering over 1.4 million members world-wide, have come together to support five areas of need across the world.
These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity and our organisation believes it is our chance to meet these challenges.
We serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.
Locally, we have held a number of Awareness Days to make the public aware of the dangers of Diabetes
We serve to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Locally, for over 30 years, we have collected thousands of pairs of old spectacles which are sorted and sent to those in need in the Third World. Those that are not fit for re-use are broken up and recycled. No part is wasted.
We also have provided financial support over the years to the weekly Tendring Talking Times for the visually impaired. A number of our members also assist with various tasks involved in producing this valuable communication even whilst the Covid crisis in ongoing.
Lions and Sightsavers (formerly the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind) have been working together since 1972 and Clacton Lions having been making donations annually to the Lions Sight Savers Trust, a registered charity. To find out more about Sightsavers click here.
We serve to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.
Our Club regularly support the 5 Foodbanks in the Tendring Area.
We serve to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities.
In addition to old spectacles our Club, collects designer spectacle cases which are sold around the world to raise funds. We also collect old hearing aids for refurbishment and sending to the Third World plus unwanted mobile phones and used printer cartridges for recycling
We serve to help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive.
We support Childhood Cancer by the recycling of the mobile phones and printer cartridges which are given to the East Anglian Childrens’ Hospices to raise funds for their vital work with children with cancer.