Horley Lions Club

Horley Lions Club CIO   Registered Charity No. 1179840

Serving Horley, Reigate, Redhill and the surrounding Villages


PART OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS - DISTRICT 105SE ENGLAND

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East Park RDA Group is a member of the national Charity “Riding for the Disabled Association”.

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), the horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults,with fun activities like riding and carriage driving. They provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 RDA centres all over the UK. Those attending may have physical, learning disabilities or autism, and there are no age restrictions. They are a Charity who carry out the life-changing activities thanks to the generosity of their donors, the dedication of our volunteers and the good nature of our fantastic horses.

We have recently made a donation to the East Park RDA and we have received this reply (redacted).

I have been passed your cheque for £1,000, being a donation from the proceeds of your Horse Show. I am delighted to hear that the Horse Show was successful and am very grateful that Horley Lions continue to support us in this way.

Your donation will help us to pay for vets, farriers, insurance and all the extra costs not covered by the riding session income.

We are currently running 7 sessions per week, with 6 children per session.

Yours sincerely,

Chairman

Much Needed Defibrillator installed in Horley.

After considerable effort we have finally been able to install a defibrillator  in the town. Chic the owner of Seven Sins Tattoo Parlour has been a keen supporter of our Club and has been sponsoring us for many years. This has enabled us to fit the unit outside the New Library in the Town Centre. Our hope is that the need never arises for it to be used but it is reassuring to know that it is there if needed..

Presentation of Cheque by Andrew Harper of Horley Lions to the RDA

Chic beside the Defibrillator

Children’s Ward at East Surrey Hospital.

It was noticed that all the televisions in the Children’s ward were not working and it was found that that they had been condemned on safety grounds.

We could not let those Children lie in bed without entertainment and so we approached a local Electrical Retailer, Reigate Electrical to see if they would assist us in the purchase of ten televisions. They were able to offer a good price and so they were purchased and donated to the Hospital.

They have now all been installed and are keeping the Children amused.

Presentation of the televisions by Richard from Reigate Electrical and Peter Moxley from the Horley Lions.

£5,000 Donation to The Lucy Rayner Foundation

The proceeds of this years skittles tournament were donated to this local charity which was started by the parents of Lucy who, having had undiagnosed mental problems, committed suicide when aged 22. The Charity was set up in memory of Lucy, and aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in young adults. This is done through education and campaigning, to facilitate change in the way mental health is perceived by society, and to help prevent young people committing suicide. Typical examples of the work undertaken are, free counselling on a one to one basis in schools, a monthly support group for people caring for a family member or friend who has mental health problems or Just Talk coffee mornings for those suffering a mental health problem.