Welfare & Community Service

Our welfare projects are organised to ensure needy people benefit from our fundraising efforts.  This may be in the form of financial support, but more often than not can actually be provided by other means, such as offering equipment, transport, care and assistance to those who need it.  Our motto is “We Serve”, and wherever possible we like to find a way to do just that!

Who do we care for?  The simple answer is anyone who needs our help, but there are usually a few priorities:

  • Families and individuals who are in some way disadvantaged, and the homeless.
  • Elderly and disabled individuals.
  • Local schools, charities and organisations working towards developing or improving the community.

If you know someone or a local charity in need, or can offer your assistance in delivering support to local people, then please get in touch via the Contact Us page.

We also provide transport services to the local Gateway club, an annual trip to Paultons Park for local families and disabled children, we host a regular Senior Citizens Party for local residents and so much more!

Local causes supported include:

  • Air Training Corp
  • Wiltshire Air Ambulance
  • Matravers School
  • Westbury Junior School
  • Local Athlete
  • Easter Egg Hunt for Local Children
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • Westbury Music Festival
  • Link
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Help The Hero’s
  • Water Aid
  • Westbury Sunshine Club
  • Westbury Christmas Tree Festival
  • Westbury Christmas Lights Switch-on
  • Christmas Cakes for Senior Citizens
  • React
  • Dilton Marsh Carnival
  • Royal British Legion
  • Local Nurseries and playgroups

Westbury Lions on occasion also make donations to LCIF, an emergency fund maintained by Lions Clubs International.  This fund exists to support international disaster relief efforts, but in all cases the funds are used to help those ‘on the ground’, and are distributed by local Lions Clubs within the disaster area.  In this way Lions can provide the real support to the crisis points and can ensure the people most in need are being supported.