Welcome to the Wroxham and Hoveton Lions website
Wroxham & Hoveton Lions Club is a service organisation of 15 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!
Reopening of our Lions Shop
Now that the lockdown is gradually being eased, we are looking into all the necessary steps required to ensure we comply with the Government requirements to provide a safe environment for both staff and public. This will mean ensuring there is space for social distancing, that staff and volunteers have the personal protective equipment they need and that all surfaces, doors and equipment are regularly cleaned. It also means isolating donated items for 72 hours. Once we are happy that we can meet all these requirements, we will announce the reopening date.
We are sure that with all the spare time people have had on their hands during lockdown, a considerable amount of sorting out has been going on and we will be delighted to take your surplus items to enable us to continue our work in supporting deserving causes in the local community
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.
Once the shop reopens, we will be able to accept donations from the public. So, if you are getting ready to donate items to us, here are a few ways you can help us:
- 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.
While things within the shop will be very different to normal, we are looking forward to seeing our customers both old and new. 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.