The News from Loddon Valley Lions 2024

The Lions Help to Clean Up Tadley

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11 members of Loddon Valley Lions, together with two of their partners, celebrated World Earth Day (Monday 22 April 2022) a day early, by giving up their time to clear litter from parts of Tadley. Our picture (left) shows the intrepid group ready to set off from the Bishopswood Road Shops, armed with rubbish bags, litter pickers and gloves. Our picture (right) shows the size of the task they were met with in some areas, due to the thoughtless actions of people who cannot be bothered to clean up after their activities.

Prostate Cancer Screening Event

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Loddon Valley Lions held a Prostate Cancer Screening Event on Saturday 13 April 2024. The event was held in association with The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust (Click Here for More Information), who provided the fully trained and qualified phlebotomists who took a small sample of blood from each patient. The Trust then arranged for each of the blood samples to be sent to a fully accredited laboratory for screening, and the majority of patients received their results within 24 hours of testing. All 204 slots for the event were fully booked, although some patients did not show up on the day, a great shame as they prevented others who wanted to book, from being screened. Of those men screened, 89.4% were shown to probably be free of Prostate Cancer, while 2.7% were shown to be borderline and 6.9% were advised to see their GP as a matter of urgency. Our thanks to the Trustees of The Link (Tadley Community Centre) for allowing us to hold the event in their premises, and to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for the award of a Community Grant to help fund this project.

Two new Members Join Loddon Valley Lions

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Roanna Scouse InductionTwo new members have recently joined Loddon Valley Lions. Roanna Scouse is shown in the left hand picture receiving her Certificate of Membership from Club President John Goodchild and they are flanked by Club Treasurer Colin Willoughby (left) and Club Secretary and Vice President Geoff Foan (right). The right hand picture shows Robin Withey (left) receiving his certificate from John Goodchild, with his sponsor, Jane Saunders in between. Geoff Foan is again on the right of the picture.