Our support projects are organised to ensure individuals and groups 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.
The process: what happens next?
Your request will be assigned to our Welfare Committee. One of their members will get in touch to discuss it with you and advise you on the next step. Your Lions representative will be there to help you through the process, if needed.
Local causes supported include:
- Local schools, nurseries and playgroups
- Local athletes
- Local families in need
- Local Older people in need
- Air Training Corp
- Cancer Research UK
- Dilton Marsh Carnival
- Dorothy House Hospice
- Help The Hero’s
- Julia House Hospice
- Matravers School
- Royal British Legion
- St John’s Ambulance
- Water Aid
- Westbury Christmas Tree Festival
- Westbury Christmas Lights Switch-on
- Westbury Food Bank
- Westbury Junior School
- Westbury Music Festival
- Westbury Sunshine Club
- Wiltshire Air Ambulance
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.