Welcome to the Wroxham and Hoveton Lions website
Wroxham & Hoveton Lions Club is a service organisation of 14 members. We have been serving the elderly, youth and disadvantaged for over 40 years in the parishes of Wroxham, Hoveton, Salhouse, Rackheath, Horstead, Coltishall, Ashmanhaugh, Tunstead, Neatishead, Horning amd Stalham.
Our club is part of the Lions Clubs International which is the largest service organisation in the world.
The Lions is all about giving up a little time and effort to help those in need, those a little less fortunate. All our members would agree that this is truly rewarding and many have decades of membership. Have you ever thought how you could help your local community, what difference your efforts could make to the life of others? If you would like to know more about the Lions please browse our site so see what we get up to and contact us for further information.
You won’t regret it!
Following the earlier lockdown, the Lions Charity Shop is now fully open – daily between 10am and 4pm. All possible measures to protect both staff and customers have been implemented in accordance with the Government requirements. This entails social distancing, staff and volunteers being provided with personal protective equipment and all surfaces, doors and equipment being regularly cleaned. It also means isolating donated items for 72 hours..
Typically we have just one paid staff member working with one of a team of volunteers who we rely on to keep the shop open and their health and wellbeing is a priority. As many of them are vulnerable we are very aware of our responsibility to keep them safe.
In accordance with legal requirements, anyone entering the shop must wear a face covering, unless exempt and all customers will be requested to sanitise their hands on entry. These measures are to protect both staff and other customers and we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who refuses to observe these steps without reasonable cause.
We will be delighted to take your donations to enable us to continue our work in supporting deserving causes in the local community, but we would ask your co-operation as follows, as it will greatly assist us.
- Please clean things. Wherever possible, put clothes and textiles through the washing machine and wipe down solid surfaces.
- Have a think about what items we can sell. Ask yourself, “Would someone I know buy this?” If the answer is “Yes”, we’d love to receive it.
- Call ahead when you’re ready to donate, to check the best time to drop them off.
- Stagger your donations, rather than bringing everything at once. We appreciate not everyone has lots of storage space and we would be delighted to help take your surplus items from you whenever the time is right. If possible, please bring in your donations between 9am and 10am. (The shop is closed but we will take the donations)
Although things are very different at present, by following the steps set out above, you will assist us greatly in ensuring a safe and pleasant environment for all.
Thank you all in advance for your assistance.