Bantry Lions give gift of sight

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Posted on: 8th August, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The Bantry Bay Lions collected over 400 sets of used spectacles, which were donated by members of the local community. Pictured are members of the Lions who took part in counting the spectacles and packaging them for distribution to third world countries. These spectacles can be of extreme importance to the people they help. Children, for example, who receive spectacles, can see properly for the first time allowing them to learn and receive a better education. This in turn allows them to get a decent job and contribute to their local economy, have a family and become independent. Thank you for supporting a very important programme.

The Bantry Bay Lions Club is a non-profit organisation and is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting those in need at home and abroad.  All members are volunteers and pay a yearly membership fee to cover administrative costs. Any costs for travel and sustenance are borne by the members so that 100 per cent of all funds raised go directly to the charity or disaster relief it is collected for. The members support the local community and provide assistance and financial support to various programmes and local organisations. The group meets at the old Gaelscoil at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. To learn more about the Bantry Bay Lions you are cordially invited to visit their website at www.bantrybaylions.com or attend a monthly meeting.

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