There are many organisations and individuals doing really great work for our community, especially in these unprecendented times.
Each month we'll highlight the work of these amazing people working hard to make our town a great place to live.
We call them our Chippenham Heroes!
This month... Chippenham Lions
Chippenham Lions have been supporting our town for over 45 years and is well known for their Christmas Carol Float and our Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day.
The Lions Club of Chippenham is one of 44,500 clubs across the world that are part of Lions Clubs International and each year we raise about £30,000 for local causes and international charities. Lions believe that local people are best placed to provide help and support to less fortunate members of the community in Chippenham, Corsham and the surrounding villages.
On a local level, the activities in which the Club become involved include:
Fund Raising on behalf of various local charities including Air Ambulance, Dorothy House and Transport for the Disabled as well as individual assistance to local needy, aged and disadvantaged persons.
Community Service Work to provide entertainment, outings and sporting facilities as well as providing hot dinners on Christmas Day for those spending Christmas alone.
The Club also provides funds to assist at an international level and supports:
- Eye Camps and Water Wells in the Third World
- Assistance to the Aged, Blind and the Deaf
- Help with emergency disaster relief anywhere in the world
If you'd like to know more about what they do, help them out or make a donation visit their website www.chippenhamlionscom