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Lions: Fresh Approach to Community Support

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Martinborough Lions club is wanting to increase its efforts with helping the Martinborough Community.

The club is on a mission to deepen its impact on the local community. 

In a recent interview with our president, Belinda, she shared some of the club’s initiatives, including predator control, charity fundraisers like the Skyline Challenge, the senior’s Christmas Party, and participation in events like Toast Martinborough. 

In addition to these, the Lions are active in supporting the Martinborough Fair, generously contributing to the Pump Track, and making vital donations to various causes, such as Camp Quality, Wellington Free Ambulance, and the Men’s Shed defibrillator project.

While these are worthwhile investments, we wish to do more and are looking to focus on a select number of impactful activities each year where we can make an appreciable difference to how people live, interact or engage. The sorts of things we are wanting to get involved in include:

_fostering a sense of community;

_extending support for individuals or groups in need;

_enhancing the safety, security, wellbeing and resilience of the Martinborough community;;

_enriching the recreational, social, health and other opportunities for the local community

_enhancing the visitor experience.

We’ve already begun talking with people in our community to gather suggestions, but we’re open to more ideas. So if you’ve got thoughts about things that would make a difference, we’d love to hear them. 

Please put your thoughts and contact details into an email to: martinboroughlions@gmail.com so we can consider them. We’ll then get in contact to explore further.

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