Lions Goodwill Cricket Trophy 2 JULY 2017

The weather let us down badly as the forecast was optimistic and we bought too much food. The rainy morning was so off-putting that we did not rig up the keg of beer that we had been given.


However, from 3 till 6 it was an idyllic scene: sunshine, keen cricket and a small crowd enjoying strawberries and champagne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trophy and medals presentation was quite moving : the players were proud and delighted.

We made about 500e and many new friends. 

We also learnt a new word ” shabaa” means : “ bravo” in urdu (or pashtoun)!

More images of this fabulous day of cricket can be viewed here….

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Food and Clothing Drive 1 October 2016

Your Help is Needed

Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic (LCYH) members, Richard Turk and friends are running their third joint humanitarian drive for the refugees at Calais and Dunkerque. The needs vary daily so we also intend to provide cash directly to the charities when we arrive to meet their critical needs for food or clothing. Donate to this here.

ONLY Mens Clothes and Food Items to be collected, list is below.

NOTE that they should all be sorted and clearly marked in French/English in boxes.

Food Boxes:

Use only standard size wine boxes (for 6 bottles of wine) or cartons available from supermarkets and wine shops
Add a label on the side with the list of ingredients
All tins should have pull tops NOT needing a tin opener

NOTE: NO PASTA OR MEAT

  • Dried Lentils
  • Bulgar
  • Tins of Ratatouille
  • Cooking Oil
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned Fish (Tuna)
  • Tinned Beans (red or white beans)
  • Tinned Peas
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Stock (vegetable) cubes and/or spices-chilli-cardomom Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Fruit in Syrup
  • Sweet rice pudding or similar
  • Sugar Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Salt Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Onions & other vegetables
  • Fresh oranges, mandarins, apples
  • Tea Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Basmati Rice (cooks quicker and with less water) Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Flour Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container

Clothes Boxes:

Please separate the clothes and mark as Small, Medium or Large. Please tie shoes together by their laces.

  • T shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Trousers
  • Boxer shorts
  • Socks
  • Trainers and Shoes (size 42 and above)

Collections Accepted until Friday September 30, 2016

Delivery Date: Saturday October 1, 2016

The delivery day will consist of driving to Calais to distribute food and help the Auberge des migrants centre with sorting clothing, delivering food and building shelters.

Collection Points: 

  •  The British School of Paris38, Quai de l’Ecluse 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
    Phone: +33 1 34 80 45 90, or
  • Jonny Garner, phone in advance to arrange a time.                                Ph: 06825660758                                                                                                     Address:  8 impasse de la haute Pierre, 78290 Croissy sur Seine.  Only slight problem is the very tight turn into the impasse coming from Pont de Bougival (150 m on the right, opposite a restaurant on the corner).  Ph: 06825660758
  • For other collections please email or text Bob Lewis on boblewisfr@gmail.com or 0620010724

Collection drives will be determined soon, if needed.

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Calais Kitchens

The human crisis in Calais and Dunkerque is tragic and whilst governments and NGOs are now making a substantial difference for the 9,000 plus refugees and migrants remaining there, the scale of the problem is still enormous. The Centre Jules Ferry feeds some 1,500 people a day, SALAM and Auberge des Migrants, the two volunteers associations based in Pas de Calais, are providing clothing, food & meals to both camps, another group is providing medical supplies. With the plan to relocate many of the migrants away from Pas de Calais there is even more acute need for clothes and food now. On recent trips to the camps it is clear that there are too many clothes but never enough food. We would like you to pledge some money so that we can buy the specific food they need when we arrive at the camp and otherwise we would appreciate you collecting food and packing for us to collect in the coming 14 days. 
MORE INFORMATION AT  L’Auberge des Migrants and Help Refugees

Help Refugees 

Website: http://www.helprefugees.org.uk
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L’Auberge des Migrants

Website:http://www.laubergedesmigrants.fr/
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