Reepham Lions have donated £500 to a local initiative to provide generators to families in Ukraine.
The donation will help fund a large number of generators that have been gathered together and will be delivered to the country by North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker.
Mr Baker visited Ukraine in November with donations of food, clothing and other essentials, and became aware of the worsening situation there where families are struggling to cope without power in sub-zero temperatures.
Reepham Lions Barry Howes (left) and Kevin Long (right) handing a cheque to Rob Scammel (centre), who led the trip to Ukraine. Photo: Reepham Lions
The club has also helped with a need much closer to home: Scrapbox is a charity based in Reepham that promotes the reuse of reclaimed resources, selling materials for use in community art and craft activities.
It contacted Reepham Lions with a request to help fund an anti-fatigue mat for the staff and volunteers who man the shop.
The 14-mm thick mat provides a cushion underfoot for the volunteers who have until now been standing for long hours on a cold concrete floor. Lions Club members were happy to approve the request.
Left to right: Reepham Lions members Gill Long and Barry Howes presenting a cheque to the two members of staff at Scrapbox, Tula Chenery, manager, and Gina Bailey, assistant manager. Photo: Reepham Lions
Reepham Lions meets on the first Thursday of the month, 7 for 7.30 pm at St Michael’s Reepham. Prospective new members are welcome to come along.