Castries Lions present hampers to visually impaired and elderly families

Castries Lions present hampers to visually impaired and elderly families

(PRESS RELEASE) — On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Castries Lions presented 11 food hampers to the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) and Help Age St. Lucia, an organization for and of older persons.

A team from the SLBWA and Ms. Helen Charles of Help Age received the hampers on behalf of the visually impaired families and older persons.

Ms. Mc Clean of the SLBWA expressed her appreciation for the kind gesture and noted that it was always a warm feeling when organizations remember the members of the SLBWA.  She noted that the SLBWA has a long-standing relationship with the Lions Club of Castries through the Kids In Sight Programme and it is always a pleasure to work with them.

Ms. Charles, a former member of the club, expressed her appreciation and noted that this donation was timely as the International Day for Recognition of Older Persons will be observed in October.

The hampers will be delivered to visually impaired families who are members of the SLBWA and sick and shut-in elderly persons identified by Help Age.

Thanks to the SLBWA and Help Age for allowing us to provide the needed support and to the many Lions who attended the activity.  In addition, our appreciation goes to MBC Television for giving us island-wide media coverage.

Castries Lions remain committed to serve. The Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at Lions’ Den, San Souci, and Castries at 7 p.m. If you are service-minded and want to give back to the community, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]  We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind, visually impaired, and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at


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