Welcome to the New Year

Stowmarket Lions are still work for the community in 2021.  If you need help just ask via email commserv@stowlions.org.uk.

We are still helping local residents by picking up their prescriptions and delivering to their door.  Most surgeries have their own delivery network, but some don’t offer this service themselves.  So we step up to help.

We had a fantastic time along with Santa at the Stowmarket food bank just before Christmas, but with the lockdown getting more restrictive they will need our and your help for some time.

Santa’s Sleigh Visits Stowmarket

Santa came to visit Stowmarket in spite of the Coronavirus restrictions that stopped him visiting house-to-house in Stowmarket and the villages as he has always done in the past.  This was as much a disappointment to us as it was to the children who missed coming out to see him outside their front doors.

Instead he had to be content to greet everybody socially distanced from his sleigh parked in the the car park at Tesco’s and in the town center.  He also visited the Community Centre on Hillside for the launch of the Food Bank.

Santa is pictured below left arriving at Tesco’s, centre at the Community Centre on Hillside and right joined by Keith Scarff, Mayor of Stowmarket and Lion Dave Thomas for the launch of the Food Bank Christmas Hamper Distribution.

Local Lockdown Heroes – We Want to Hear from YOU

Are you, or do you know, someone in the Stowmarket area who has risen to the challenge of lockdown and gone that extra mile to do something special to help our community ride out the storm of Covid-19?  If you, or they, have helped an elderly or vulnerable neighbour by doing their shopping, rung them to check they are OK, walked their dog, baked cakes or maybe contributed to the enormous efforts to support the NHS by making or delivering PPE equipment or food, then Stowmarket Lions want to hear from you.

In recognition of these or, indeed, any other of the tremendous, selfless examples of community spirit, Stowmarket Lions will be hosting an Awards Evening to recognise and celebrate those individuals who have gone out of their way to help others in these extraordinary times.  Special awards will be made recognising outstanding effort by those in the age groups 13 and under, 14 to 18 and 18 to 30.

So, don’t hide your light under a bushel but let us know what you’ve been doing or nominate someone you think deserves recognition by contacting Andrew Bingham on 07894 551670 or by e-mail to hero2020@stowlions.org.uk before Saturday 12th September and join us in the celebrations.