MEDIA RELEASES

Here are the media releases sent off in September and October

Media Release

30 September 2009


Embargo: None

Lions don’t scare Winnie the Pooh!

Five hundred under-privileged children enjoyed the rare treat of watching a rollicking “Winnie the Pooh” show at the Hippodrome, Gold Reef City, in September. The Hippodrome invited Lions Clubs in the area to create an opportunity for the children to come to the show. Terry Ruddy of the Krugersdorp Lions Club coordinated the effort.

Children arrived in buses and kombis and each received a goody bag before they entered the Hippodrome. Then the show started to the delight of the audience. Winnie the Pooh and his friends, including the five-and-a-half-year old Christopher Robin, had everybody laughing and cheering, and sometimes gasping!

The children were held spell-bound and were quite disappointed when the show ended “too soon”. But as they emerged into the afternoon sunlight, there was a buzz of excited talk about what they saw. It is a day that they will long remember.

The Lions is an international organisation with the aim to serve their community. In Krugersdorp they are actively involved with instances like Yususf Dadoo and Sterkfontein Hospitals, under-privileged children, senior citizens and services like eye-testing and providing reading glasses to people who cannot afford it.

You can find out more about the Lions and their activities on their website at https://kruger01.wordpress.com/

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De Waal Venter

27 Blouberg St

Noordheuwel

Krugersdorp 1739

011 954 2041

083 382 1632
Photos© by De Waal Venter

(Yeah Tigger)


Yeah Tigger!

(Tony and Reach for a Dream)

Lion Tony Scheffel with Reach for a Dream children

(Red sucker)

Red sucker LQ

Winnie can be such a sucker!

(The stage)

Winnie and his friends in the forest


Media Release

12 October 2009

Embargo: None

World Lions Service Day – 8th October

The eighth of October is the day on which Lions around the World celebrate the birth of Lions Clubs International. It is a day on which Lions show the World by action, what Lionism stands for.

It was on this day in 1917, that the first Lions convention was opened in Dallas Texas, USA, resulting in the birth of Lions Clubs International.

A busy time!

The Lions Club of Krugersdorp structured a number of events around this date to celebrate the day. On 6 October there was an eye-testing session by a qualified optometrist at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital. Reading glasses are sponsored by the Lions on an ongoing basis.

On 7 October there was the Lions Khosa Night Race for disabled people. Freshly prepared boerewors rolls, cool drinks and snacks were provided. All finishers received a beautifully designed medal.

The Raibow Children were treated to snacks and cool drinks in Randfontein on 8 October, and on 9 October elderly people in House Moriah were visited and treated to delicacies.

On 9 October a Bingo evening was held for the residents of the Jack Cotton residences. The next day, 10 October a group of children from the Reach for a Dream organisation  was given the opportunity to enjoy a day at the Rhino park.

A braai was held on 11 October for the boys of Boys Town in Randfontein, and on 17 October a braai will be organized for the benefit of the patients at the Yusuf Dadoo Hospital.

Who are the Lions?

The Lions is an international organisation with the aim to serve their community. In Krugersdorp they are actively involved with instances like Yususf Dadoo and Sterkfontein Hospitals, under-privileged children, senior citizens and services like eye-testing and providing reading glasses to people who cannot afford it.

You can find out more about the Lions and their activities on their website at https://kruger01.wordpress.com/

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Photos© by De Waal Venter

(Peggy and old lady)

Peggy and old lady LQ

Peggy du Plooy comforting a House Moriah resident.

(Pony tails)

Snacks at House Moriah

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Off we go!

(IMG 1042)

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Reach for a Dream kids enjoying themselves


Gestuur aan Wes-Beeld

Mediavrystelling

Oktober 2009

Embargo: Geen

World Lions Service Day – 8 Oktober

Die 8e Oktober is die dag waarop Lions reg oor die wêreld die geboorte vier van Lions Clubs International. Dit is die dag waarop Lions oral in die wêreld deur middel van hulle optredes wys waarvoor Lions staan.

Dit was op hierdie dag in 1917 dat die eerste Lions konvensie geopen is in Dallas, Texas, VSA. Dit het die geboorte van die Lions Clubs International tot gevolg gehad.

‘n Besige tydjie!

Die Lions Club van Krugersdorp bied ‘n klompie gebeurtenisse rondom hierdie datum aan om die dag te vier. Op 6 Oktober was daar oogtoetse deur ‘n gekwalifiseerde oogkundige by die Sterkfontein Psigiatriese Hospitaal. Leesbrille vir die pasiënte word deur die Lions geborg op aaneenlopende basis.

Op 7 Oktober was die jaarlikse Lions Khosa Nagwedloop vir gestremde mense. Vars voorbereide boereworsrolle, koeldranke en eetgoed is verskaf vir die atlete. Almal wat die wedloop voltooi het, het ‘n pragtig ontwerpte medalje ontvang.

Die Rainbow Children het lekker versnaperinge gekry in Randfontein op 8 Oktober en op 9 Oktober is bejaardes in Huis Moriah besoek. Die Lions het met hulle gesels en heerlike eetgoed uitgedeel. Daardie aand is daar Bingo aangebied vir inwoners van die Jack Cotten tehuis.

Die volgende dag, 10 Oktober, is ‘n groep kinders van Reach for a Dream kan gegee om ‘n onvergeetlike dag by die Renosterpark deur te bring. Dit is kinders wat hoofsaaklik aan ongeneeslike siektes ly en wat dikwels ‘n baie kort lewensverwagting het.

‘n Braai is gereël op 11 Oktober vir die seuns van Boys Town in Randfontein, en op 17 Oktober sal daar ‘n braai gehou word vir die pasiënte van die Yusuf Dadoo Hospitaal.

Wie is die Lions?

Die Lions is ‘n internasionlae organisasie wat ten doel het om diens te verrig in hulle gemeenskappe. In Krugersdorp is hulle aktief betrokke by instansies soos die Yusuf Dadoo Hospitaal en Sterkfontein Psigiatriese Hospitaal, minder bevoorregte kinders en dienste soos oogtoetsing en borging van leesbrille aan mense wat dit nie kan bekostig nie.

Vind meer uit omtrent die Lions en hulle bedrywighede op hulle webruimte: https://kruger01.wordpress.com/

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