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Meon Valley Lions news


We love it with a plan comes together…

It’s amazing what can happen when different people and groups work together …. A local family asked Meon Valley Lions if there was any way we could help - they had saved up to buy a greenhouse as their elder daughter is really interested in outdoor pursuits but due to her leukaemia, has to be really careful and can’t mix with crowds; Dad has a serious back problem and the area for the greenhouse really needed levelling, which he really couldn’t do. 


The Lions went along to have a look.  We decided, if we could purchase some sleepers, a raised bed could be made on the sloping back lawn.  The soil removed, when levelling the greenhouse plot, could be used to fill the raised bed. 


Lions have dealings with the great team at the Men’s Shed Club who agreed to help with the physical work, if Lions could get the materials sorted.  


Lions then approached Equestrian Fencing and Timber in Shedfield.  When we explained what we needed and why they supplied all the Timber for free. Yet more kindness!


Men’s Shed then did the grafting and what a result: a greenhouse constructed on level ground and a raised bed - the family were delighted and so were all the groups concerned. 

Photos: Raised bed and Equestrian Fencing

Lions spreading the word…

August saw the Lions out on the streets of Denmead, Swanmore, Wickham and Bishops Waltham spreading the word about what we do and how we can give families that leg up when they need help to get back on their feet.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hornden, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne and Bosham.