We spend about £30,000 each year on projects that benefit our community. If you would like to make a request for financial assistance, please complete and submit a request form.
Below are some other examples of where we have helped the local community:
Our special projects are proposed by Social Services, other support organisations, local charities or individuals. They may take the form of work, such as, for example, gardening for senior citizens or the handicapped, and decorating buildings, such as Sevenoaks Hospital, or those owned by local charities.
Our annual Heavy Horse Show this year will be taking place on Sunday 3rd September 2023 from 10am til 5pm. Are you interested in running a trade stall then please contact email@example.com or check out our events page for details on costs etc. If you plan on visiting our wonderful event here is some information […]
The current COVID-19 situation is making fundraising difficult for many charities. When Spadeworks contacted us, the Club was only too pleased to help with a donation of £1,000.
We financed the Children’s Respite Trust to train and equip a volunteer in Sevenoaks. She is able to provide respite for parents with disabled children so that they can go shopping or go out for an evening sure that their child is in safe hands.
The Edenbridge Scouts Group uses its minibus for transporting scouts to and from many of its activities. The Lions Club has contributed half the running costs of the bus this year. It keeps the scouts on the road and enables them to manage wider ranging projects.
We help the elderly and disabled maintain their gardens by clearing and tidying difficult areas. We also create special gardens for disabled people and for organisations like Sevenoaks hospital.
In May, we send two local families for holidays on the south coast; one for a pair of senior citizens (normally one of whom is disabled) and a second for a family with young children. We provide full board and lodging plus access to organised entertainment.
Each year during the summer months we have organised excursions for senior citizens. These events have proved so popular that we have arranged with the Volunteer Bureau (VAWK) to deliver 40 trips throughout the year.
At Christmas we deliver parcels containing seasonal fare to 120 families nominated by local organisations and charities. This adds a spice of Christmas cheer to those who may not be able to purchase all the goods for themselves.
Back in 1986, our Club purchased a specially adapted carriage for the Bradbourne Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). After many years of good use, the carriage was finally in need of replacement. So that’s exactly what we recently did!
The Club has supported the local branch of MENCAP for several years. When their old storage shed needed replacing, they asked for our help.
A request was received from Kent County Council for help in purchasing a Roan Twin bike split cycle for a family in Dunton Green who have two autistic boys. Our Club was more than happy to help.
An Edenbridge woman with cerebral palsy has a new custom-made wheelchair thanks to a generous donation from Bellway housebuilders. The company was approached for help by the Club to support Carol Ashley in her quest to find funding for a new chair.
The Club recently donated £1500 to Sevenoaks District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for training new Councillors. Our President (Roy Sharrad) and the Welfare Chairman (Alan Walter) were happy to present the large cheque to CAB in person.
The Club has also made a continuing payment of up to £1,000 to ‘Friends for Familes’, a small charity working in the Sevenoaks areas to help families facing financial hardship.
Following a request from The Shaw Trust, the Club has paid for a panic button to be installed for a Sevenoaks resident and also for one years’ rental.