Roaring success Lions Club help towards Ukraine

Roaring success Lions Club help towards Ukraine

22 June 2022

THE generosity of local people has helped Downpatrick Lions Club raise over £2,000 in aid of Ukraine.

Club members who organised a recent street collection in the town say they are “extremely humbled by the generosity of the people of Downpatrick”.

They say at a time when people are feeling the pain of significant increases in the cost of living, the Lions Club was not sure if the street collection would be appropriate and successful. 

But members said the need to support the people of Ukraine and some of the Lions Club’s local charities combating poverty in the community outweighed its concerns and gathered their collecting tins and volunteers for the collection on June 11.

To date, the street collection has exceeded all expectations, with over £2,000 collected.

“This is truly amazing given the current cost of living crisis, the amount we raised was one of the largest collected in recent years,” said a Lions spokesman.

“A big thank you to all the wonderful people of Downpatrick for their kindness, generosity and donations. Together, we will continue to tackle the issues that confront our community, both locally and globally.”

The spokesman added: “What a boost this show of local support has given Downpatrick Lions Club as we enter our 50th year of service to our community.”