Christmas Awards 2017

Key, who provide personalised support and housing solutions for people with disabilities and long term conditions, currently run a very popular Boccia Club and an Art Group, both groups have received some assistance from Helensburgh Lions Club in the past.Soon they will offer Tai Chi classes and the Lions Club are pleased to provide some initial finance through our annual Christmas Awards.

Also this Christmas the Lions Club has recognised the amazing contribution made by other groups to the local community – Helensburgh Lunch Club, The Stroke Club, Vale of Leven Fruin Ward patients, Helensburgh Round Table and Helensburgh Foodbank received donations totalling £1800.

Riding for the Disabled

Members of Helensburgh Lions Club recently visited Colgrain Stables to meet some volunteers of Gareloch Riding for the Disabled.

Brian Stephenson of the Lions Club was shown round the excellent facilities by the RDA volunteer fund raiser Ian Ward who thanked the Club for their interest and advised “that the Group rely on the continued generosity of local groups to support us financially. We also rely on our wonderful volunteers to assist with the running the riding sessions”.

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After a pleasant hour meeting the horses Graham Henderson presented a cheque for £475 to Louise Warrall, another of the volunteers, to cover the cost of urgently needed special riding stirrups and associated tack.