During 2017, Haywards Heath Lions Club attended specific functions through the year including Haywards Heath Spring Fair, held on Muster Green; the Cuckoo Fayre, Lindfield Village Day and Haywards Heath Town Day held in Victoria Park in September.
We also took part in a street collection for Marie Curie, which we do every year and held our annual fundraiser, the Swimarathon at The Dolphin Leisure Centre on Good Friday.
Our beneficiary in 2017 was Chailey Heritage Foundation in aid of their Dream Centre and we were pleased to present them with a cheque for £13000.
We ended the year with our Father Christmas Collection in aid of needy families at Christmas and we were able to provide Sainsbury’s vouchers for 103 children in the Haywards Heath Area.
Additionally, we also managed to distribute much needed funds to 53 groups, charities and organisation to a total of just under £10,000, all of which had to be raised in order to distribute to others. Some of the organisations we raised money for included
- The 3rd and 6th Haywards Heath Guides
- Chailey Heritage Foundation
- Chichester Association for Family Support
- The Early Birth Association
- Friends of Chernobyl Children
- Group B Strep support
- The Haiti Hurricane appeal
- Impact Foundation
- Know Dementia
- The MS Society
- Neil’s Club
- Pancreatic Cancer Action
- St Catherine’s Hospice
- The Yews
Thank you to everybody who attended our events or provided donation &/or support. We simply couldn’t have done all of this without you.