Around the Community
Pitmen supporter and HTFCSA committee member Paul Woodhead plays a big part in promoting the club throughout the community. He is also involved in various local groups, organisations and associations that would affect a number of supporters. Here, in a recurring article for the programme, he brings us up-to-date with news from around the area.
As part of a series of features to raise awareness of groups working in our community, we look at the Hednesford Lions
Who are the Hednesford Lions and what do they do?
Hednesford Lions was formed in September 2013 and is part of the Lions International family; the largest service club organisation in the world.
They are a group of ordinary men and women, from all walks of life, with a desire to put something back into the local community. Their aim to contribute in any way they can to support the needs of our town and its residents, offering both financial and practical help wherever they can, but most of all to make a difference to the lives of the people who ask for their help.
They raise funds to support local worthy causes as well as making donations to national and international Lions projects.
Members of Hednesford Lions are ordinary people, working together to help those less fortunate than themselves. In short, ordinary people doing amazing things! – whilst emphasising the ‘FUN’ in fundraising.
They also organise their own social events and many members have found Clubs an excellent way of making new friends and getting to know their area. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:45pm at the Hen House in Eskrett Street.
The Lions support many local events including the Christmas Lights switch-on and last weekend members joined thousands of motorcyclists from across the country to “Ride to the Wall”, attending a memorial service for the 16,000 names on the wall of the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum.
Hednesford and Cannock Lions are also promoting a local home emergency information scheme known as “Message in a Bottle” where anyone who feels vulnerable can provide emergency services with vital details of any illness, allergy or someone to contact in case of sudden illness, accident or other home emergency. It is entirely free and details can be found on their website.