30 March 2020
Dear Friends, Supporters, those that we work with in our communities and the people of Alton and surrounding Villages.
Alton Lions Club regrets that it has had to make the difficult decision to postpone most of its community service and fundraising activities following government advice.
The demographic of Lions membership has changed considerably since the United Kingdom’s first Lions clubs were formed in 1947. The average age of members means that a considerable number fall into, or live with someone who falls into, the categories of people asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks.
This is severely affecting the ability of Alton Lions Club members to help local people and even fundraise at this difficult time. Some of the members are able to help locally by volunteering in a micro-local way amongst friends and neighbours and some are volunteering with the Alton Covid-19 Mutual Aid group.
When the other side of this new and temporary way of life is reached, Alton Lions Club will be here, delivering hope for the people of Alton and surrounding villages, taking part in the vibrant cultural life of our muchloved community.
We very much hope that you would consider joining us in volunteering to become a member to help us do our part in ensuring that Alton and its surrounding villages bounce back from these difficult times.
Follow the rules and stay safe.
Paul Taroni, President,
Alton Lions Club (CIO)