Bexhill Lions Club will be appealing to local residents and visitors to dig deep over the next two days to help raise funds for the BBC’S annual Children in Need Appeal.
Members from Bexhill Lions Club will be collecting at Bexhill train station and will be out and about around town today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday November 13-14).
Event organiser Colin Rands says money raised in previous years is helping initiatives in East Sussex, such as RISE (Refuge, Information, Support and Education) which provides one to one, group work and family work for 360 children and young people who have experienced domestic violence, to improve resilience, safety and family relationships. “As in the last four years, the Bexhill Lions will be rattling their collecting buckets to support groups such as these, as well as individuals in need of help and support from Children in Need, “ he said.
“Also benefiting from the public donations is the Hastings and Rother Mediation Service. This provides mediation to young people with behavioural difficulties and their families. It enables them to gain better family relationships, improve communication skills and enhance emotional well-being.”
“In their Hi Viz jackets and Lions capes, these champions of those in need, hope local residents will be as generous as they have been in previous years.”
Colin says the Lions’ average collection is around £800 and that all expenses are covered by the Club so all money collected is sent to Children in Need, adding: “Just a small donation can make a huge difference to peoples’ lives and every penny raised will help disadvantaged children.”
The Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. For more information visit the websites at: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk and www.bexhill-lions.org