Southport - the Classic Resort on England's North West Coast
Sefton Sports Awards
Supporter of the Year
To The Community
Christmas Parcels 2011
If there is one thing in the Lions’ calendar which requires cooperation, coordination,
and a fair amount of hard work, it is the preparation of the Christmas Parcels. It
may seem like one of those things which just happens, but the compilation of the
list of recipients is a major undertaking in itself. This year, in addition to parcels
for individuals and families, we have also provided bulk supplies for several organisations
who have arranged drop-in centres for the Christmas period.
Then there is the preparation of the list of contents, the budgeting, the ordering.
Only when all this has been sorted does the relatively straight forward bit take
place of collecting, loading, unloading, sorting, packing, wrapping, labelling, stacking,
reloading, delivering, unloading, and going home! Just think of some of the quantities
involved: we added it up and it comes to nearly a ton of supplies. Good grief, write
it all down like this and it sounds like something wonderful. Want to know a secret?
It is. It’s a sign that, in a harsh world, there are those who actually care enough
to do something for those less fortunate. So, to everyone who contributed, through
supporting our fundraising, such as the ●Grotto and, of course,•The Lions Shop,
a big Thank You!
So, it is time for a big THANK YOU to all those who contribute goods, services and
money towards our Christmas Parcels programme. Several hundred people in and around
Southport will find Christmas a little less bleak as a result of your efforts.
Why not visit Santa in his Grotto, to see how some of our funds were raised. Click
on Santa’s Grotto, opposite