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We’re Missing You Too!

March

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Events have overtaken us all. The Jumble Sale was cancelled and it looks like we won’t be seeing many of you, our friends at village fetes for some of this year. However, Lions are rarely beaten for long. You may not be seeing us around temporarily, but we’re still as active as we can be. We’re giving financial support to both Kathy at Preens and Gordon of the Need Project to help them in buying food to supplements their Food Bank stores. Demand is definitely growing on Food Banks and we’re pleased to be really supporting our Community so positively at this time.

Good Neighbour Schemes (or Village Care Schemes) are active in our area. There are over 40 Schemes in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough. Of which we have 12 set up in our Lions area of Central Beds. Such Schemes can help to lessen the impact on a community caused by the decline in services and facilities such as public transport, shops, Post Offices, doctor’s surgeries and pubs. They can also help to reduce feelings of isolation and exclusion experienced by some individuals if families and friends move away in the search for employment, education or affordable housing. At this time, Volunteers in the Schemes are doing their best to help and support their local communities. Lions are hard at work working in at least one of these Schemes and helping local folk.

If you need to contact your local scheme for help the following telephone numbers for the Schemes were correct at January 2020:

Look after yourselves, stay safe and ‘do as you’re told’. We shall be back meeting you all again at the usual community events as soon as we ‘re all allowed out and about.

Our very best wishes to you all.

Biggleswade Good Neighbours Group

07771 104255

Clifton Care Scheme

07817 614654

Dunton Good Neighbour Group

07926 021155

Haynes Good Neighbours

07948 977832

Henlow Village Care Scheme

07914 425038

Langford Friends

07884 046741

Meppershall Gnomes

07760 793921

Potton Good Neighbours Scheme

07484 301289

Sandy Good Neighbours

07810 213935

Shefford Good Neighbour Group

07599 937811

Stondon Good Neighbours

07856 810273

Stotfold Good Neighbours

07599 925587