Lions Club of Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford)

Lions Clubs International British Isles
District 105A

'Ordinary people doing amazing things'

Doreen Allen
President 2022 - 202£


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Watling Academy

Watling  Academy is a new Secondary School in the Whitehouse area which opened in September 2020. It currently houses years 7 – 9.

We were given a drum kit, ukulele and guitar for distribution to a good cause. We were able to donate to this new school that is expanding its music department. In partnership with Ihezie Foundation we managed to acquire and donate  200 fiction books and Spanish and mandarin books – the languages taught at the school- all were very well received.

Having formed this partnership the next step is to look at them entering the Peace Poster competition -watch this space.

The First Squirrels Drey Pack in Milton Keynes


Stony Stratford Lions Club continued with their focus on youth by answering the plea for funding for their new Squirrels Drey Pack. The Club donated £200 towards the resources needed to open the first Squirrels pack in Milton Keynes. Squirrels is a new section in scouting for boys and girls aged 4 to 6 years. The excited youngsters join active Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who meet at the Scout Hall, Furze Way, Wolverton weekly.

The 1st Wolverton Scout Group, formed in 1908. are one of the oldest Groups in the UK. LP Doreen attended their October meeting and was able to see 10 Squirrels invested and make their Scout promise and receive their Squirrel scarf and pack flag. Also attending was the Mayor of Wolverton Cllr Adrian Moss and Scouting District Commissioner Stuart Bailey.
They invested 10 Squirrels into the group to form the first Drey in Milton Keynes.

Permission received from parents for photographs.
World Sight Day comes to Stony Stratford


On Thursday 13th October World Sight Day was commemorated by members of Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford) Lions Club. Vision is one of Lion CIubs International five global causes (Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment and Vision). In 1925, Lions Clubs International promised Helen Keller to become’ Knights of the Blind’. This has led to the international adoption of the white stick as a symbol of the user’s skills and talents, mobility and independence. It also allows the sighted person to recognize that the user is visually impaired.

Today the association is as dedicated as ever to hastening the day when no one should suffer unnecessarily from vision problems. Through eye centres and hospitals, medicines and surgeries, eye glasses and eye banks, Lions are working to end preventable blindness and aid the visually impaired.

We arranged a blindfold walk as an ideal way to promote our work for sight. Local Councillor Jane Carr was blindfolded, given a white cane for confidence and assisted to walk the length of the High Street. Also accompanying the Lions group was Paula Suchy Chairman of MK Readers and MK Sound. Both of these organisations have Lion members volunteering in various roles for the betterment of blind and visually impaired local residents.

During the walk it was noted that the tactile road crossings were hindered by floral containers, advertising A-frames and other street furniture created a danger to the visually impaired and that there was not consistency with the tactile road markings. These concerns have been passed to the relevant agencies. Fortunately, there were no abandoned e-scooters to negotiate!

After the walk we retired to the MacIntyre Café which is manned by special needs staff for refreshments and to talk about the event. We were also able to give a presentation on Message in a Bottle/Wallet.

Cllr Jane was very impressed with the event, having had the experience of being in darkness, not being in total control, the fear of having to rely on her other senses and totally dependent on LP Doreen’s support.

As the walk progressed, we all learnt something new about our local area. Was it worthwhile? -yes Would we do it again? -another yes.

Message in a Bottle

What is it?
A little plastic bottle containing a form showing all of your personal details and medications that may be needed by emergency services if you are unable to tell them.
Where do I keep it?
At home, in the fridge. Why? The fridge is easy to find – It’s in the kitchen and the contents of most fridges are protected from Fire.
How will the ambulance crew know I have one?
Each bottle comes with a sticker to go inside your front door. It’s inside so we don’t reveal to the world that a vulnerable person lives here.
Where can I get one?
Bottles are distributed free of charge across the country by Lions Clubs International through your local Lions Club. Forms which will fit into a wallet are also available. Please contact the Lions Club if you would like one for a friend or a vulnerable person you know.

Download the form here.

Some of our recent activities
Pensioners Platinum Jubilee Party

In June we hosted 88 pensioners to a Platinum Jubilee Party.  We were please to welcome Cllr Amanda Marlow, Mayor of Milton Keynes and also Her Majesty put in a virtual appearance.  Eash guest was presented with a commemorative bag containing chocolates, a pen and a special 50p piece




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