Other Events

On top of the bigger events we get involved in, there are a number of day to day things we get involved in, including raising funds, making small donations and helping out with national and international campaigns.

Tin shaking for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Every year we enjoy collecting money for Marie Curie at Martins Heron Tescos in Bracknell. Wearing silly yellow hats and smiling to everyone who comes through the doors. Thanks to all for your generosity!

Bracknell Food Bank:

As part of our ongoing comitmnet to local causes, we regularly donate both food and funds to our local food bank.

From their website:

"Bracknell foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn.
We also offer additional support to help break the cycle of poverty, putting people in touch with relevant agencies who can offer further support."

Rebuilding homes in Sri Lanka:

 On top of our local efforts, Bracknell Forest Lions get involved in international projects too. In 2008 and 2009,  we raised funds to help rebuild these homes in Sri Lanka after they were destroyed by the Tsunami. We donate to a number of national and international disaster relief funds, including the Pakistan Earthquake appeal in 2011, the Flood relief fund in 2014, Ebola Fund, Serbia Appeal and Nepal Earthquake fund in 2015, the Children of Syriah Refugee fund in 2016, the Special Olympics fund in 2017, and supported the Gambia Appeal from 2017 onwards.


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 Planting Trees for a Guiness World Record Attempt:

 December 2009 members and friends of Bracknell Forest Lions Club helped out with the Guiness Record attempt called Tree O'Clock

There's more information about the challenge here but in short it was a challenge to break the world record of how many trees could be planted all over the world in one hour. It was great fun and a very hands on way to get involved with local ecology.


Bag packing at Morrisons

The Lions are starting tor raise funds by good old simple bag packing activities at local supermarkets. Thanks to everyone who donated!

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