Further to activity reported below, another significant contribution has been the provision of ‘PATIENT ACTIVITY PACKS’ (PAPs) to PETERBOROUGH CITY HOSPITAL. ANN PEACOCK, herself a former Lion and wife of Lion Bill, a very long-serving Lion and former President, has been compiling activity packs which are donated to wards at PCH. These are for patients who, due to Corona Virus restrictions, are unable to receive visitors, in order to relieve some, at least, of the boredom.
Through Ann’s good services the club has been able to fund and donate 147 of these packs in total, including child-age relevant packs to Amazon ward and, recently, 35 packs for the Cavell mental health unit. These PAPs have been extremely well received by ward staff who are very grateful for them. The packs are compiled in a Covid-safe manner and are supplied in wipe-clean plastic wallets, so that they can be disinfected before being issued to patients.The club has, at its February (Zoom) meeting voted to provide a further £100 batch of packs.
This initiative has been taken up by other Lions Clubs in E. Anglia and beyond, extending, even, to a club in Australia!
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Well, another year begins and Peterborough Lions Club is STILL unable to hold physical meetings; thank goodness for Zoom!
As you can see below, we were forced to curtail Santa’s visits before Christmas, so our fund raising has been limited. We have NOT, though, been inactive, in spite of Coronavirus restrictions.
We have made, and continue to make, monthly donations of food and long shelf-life drinks to the PETERBOROUGH FOOD BANK – this is food donated by Lions club members. Amounts vary by month, eg September 35 kg, October 60kg, November 48kg, December 103kg, Jan 2021 35kg; donations earlier in the year were made but not recorded.
We have also supplied:
“MARY’S CHILD” (Yaxley & Farcet Churches) with a donation towards supporting vulnerable families with food and toiletries in July.
SOUTHFIELDS SCHOOL PTA with a donation towards food hampers for needy families. Made in December
The club have, in our February meeting, agreed to supply the LIGHT HOUSE PROJECT, Peterborough with a donation towards refreshments for visitors to the Garden House (Homeless support hub). This, along with two packs of coffee will be delivered later in the month.