Lions do­nate 100 trees

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IN CEL­E­BRA­TION of Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional’s Cen­ten­nial year, the East Lon­don Port Rex Lions Club is do­nat­ing 100 trees to var­i­ous places of need as one of their legacy projects.

The East Lon­don Port Rex Lions Club’s ini­tia­tives are aimed at meet­ing the needs of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the world ev­ery day be­cause they share a core be­lief in serv­ing their com­mu­nity.

In­com­ing pres­i­dent of the club, Diane Sierra, said they are distribut­ing the trees to places that will ben­e­fit from the do­na­tion to mark the 100th year of Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional.

“We are distribut­ing these trees to the com­mu­nity, to var­i­ous places that will ben­e­fit for years to come, such as Pet Pals, who are in need of the shade and to boost the gen­eral ecosys­tem,” she said.

She said that the trees will also be do­nated to hos­pi­tals, crèches and schools.

“The Lions con­tinue to serve the com­mu­nity in many dif­fer­ent ways such as pro­vid­ing food for the needy, vis­its to old age homes, hos­pi­tal vis­its, and also our on­go­ing sup­port of Jersey Week and the Eisteddfod to name but a few,” Sierra said.

Project Man­ager, Chow Bis­sel, said that the do­na­tion also served as en­cour­age­ment for peo­ple to plant trees in a bid to save the en­vi­ron­ment.

If any school, crèche, hos­pi­tal, clinic that needs a tree, please con­tact Richard, 082-924-8320.

Pic­ture: SIPHOKAZI VUSO

PLANT­ING HOPE: Richard Pat­ten, from left, in­com­ing pres­i­dent Diane Sierra, and project man­ager Chow Bes­sel are plant­ing 100 trees to mark 100 years of Port Rex Lions

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