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Charmouth Scouts’ shelter from The Lions

When the Bridport Lions contacted the 1st Charmouth Scout Group and asked them what piece of camping equipment they would most like, their immediate answer was “a large, lightweight shelter”.

A few weeks later, thanks to funds from the Lions, their request was answered with the arrival of a Khyam Sports Shelter.  According to Kevin Payne, Scout Leader, “We have an ex-army mess tent that is great for standing camps, but we needed a lightweight version that could be transported in a car for weekend activities. The Khyam Sportshelter was the ideal, as not only weighs less than a quarter of the army tent, but can also be erected in a matter of minutes. We were delighted that the Bridport Lions agreed to buy this for us”.

The Scouts demonstrated to Peter Bonner, Welfare Chairman, and Peter Garlick, President, from the Bridport Lions Club, just how quickly it could be set up.  Less than two minutes, according to the Stopwatch.

The tent has already had its first outing.  The Group used it last weekend as its base for the County 24-hour Activity Camp – Dragon 24.  Being so simple to erect, the Group is sure it will be used a lot more in the future.

Recent Donations given

 Battery Wheels for Sarah

Sarah Adams is married with two grown up sons, works as a pharmacy technician in two hospitals, is involved in the teaching of pharmacy students in Yeovil, fund raises for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and swam in the Bridport Lions 2012 Swimarathon as part of a disabled team. There is the clue, Sarah was diagnosed with M.S. twenty years ago but has certainly not let that hold her back. Finding  out that the Lions help local groups and individuals Sarah approached them for assistance towards super wheels for her wheel chair. These are power assisted by integral batteries enhancing any effort put in by the user. Sarah has not turned into a “girl racer” but can go faster, easier and be less tired at the end of a day. She can also turn on the spot! Sarah feels she can now do her job better as she can get around the hospital easier and  quicker to discuss medication regimes with patients and liaise with G.Ps. Sarah is passionate about her job, a field she has worked in for 30 years, and makes a great role model for those with a disability. 


Lion President Don visited Chancery House

with a furry friend !

He went to view some furniture paid for by a donation from the Lions. Service user Nesta Symes 84 said she enjoys going to Chancery House five days a week. Barbara Vousden, Chairperson, explained about the various services on offer, bathing ,hairdressing, coffees and meals plus of course most important a warm welcome and friendship.


Who would have guessed so much goes on behind the green door well worth wandering down Chancery Lane.