Lions Clubs International (British Isles)

Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes throughout the British Isles. Globally they have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organisation, and love to help others and make things happen.

England saw the first Lions Club being formed in London shortly after the war, which has now grown to almost 1,000 Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire comprising around 21,000 members.

Every Lions Clubs supports a range of good causes and projects in its area where you can get involved. Every day Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising activities. Every year in Europe alone, Lions Clubs’ members volunteer around 6 million hours of service and raise £88 million to support the needs of local communities.

Every county and most towns acccross the UK has a local lions club which helps supprt families living within their area who are struggling and in need of a helping hand. Be it for medical equipment, sporting equipment or equipment that would help benefit the area as a whole.

At PulseGuard we have been extremely grateful to the local Lions clubs over the years, as Local Lions clubs all accross the UK have been the biggest support for helping local families living within their areas part fund Mark I and now Mark II systems.

One of those families that were given a helping hand this year was Charlotte Waistell. She contacted PulseGuard to ask for a charity that may be able to help fund the setup fee for a Mark II system for her daughter and we put her in touch with Lions Truro.

“I cannot thank the Truro Lions Club enough for the help to enable us to have the Pulseguard. All of the people I spoke to where friendly and helpful.  My daughter was diagnosed with focal epilepsy after her first tonic clonic,which can be a very daunting and scary experience, the Pulseguard gives me complete peace of mind, I wouldn’t of been able to have this without the help of Truro Lions Club”

To donate to your local lions club and help them continue to support families living within your area, please click on the link below to locate you local club https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/club-locator

Author Info

Kate Farmer

Senior Clinical Advisor for PulseGuard International Ltd. I have 15 years experience working frontline A&E in the UK NHS Ambulance Service. I have gone on to train and research extensively around epilepsy, to provide the most up to date information, clinical advice and support to PulseGuard customers and followers as well as living first hand with the personal effects of Dravet Syndrome within my family

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