ALTON Lions launched a Beirut Disaster Appeal from its stall on the Farmers Market in Alton on Saturday, August 8, followed by a socially distanced collection on Friday and Saturday, August 14/15 in the foyer at Sainsbury’s.
This was in response to the launch of an appeal by Lions Clubs of the British Isles, who have sent £10,000 the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to support their work with the people affected by the devastation in Beirut.
Alton Lions together with the support of generous Sainsbury’s customers who tossed their donations into the Lions wishing well, the appeal fund currently stands at £418.00
Thousands of people in Beirut have lost their homes following the devastating chemical explosion at the port. They are hungry, have no shelter and have lost their homes and possessions. Many are seriously injured with Hospitals also devastated by the explosion.
All money collected by Alton Lions for this appeal will go to LCIF, to be dispatched directly to clubs in Beirut whose members are already working on the ground to help communities to pick up their lives, at a time when the world is battling Covid-19.
Alton Lions would like to thank Sainsbury’s for their kindness in allowing this collection, and to thank everyone who was able to support this work.