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Big hearted Lions give special gift to children with cancer

by Editor

Well done to all involved with Leigh Lions, whose latest act is to donate a huge collection of beanie hats and toys to a charity which supports local children with cancer.

The Lions – who meet monthly in Lowton, and aims to do as much good locally as possible – launched an appeal for donations of warm Beanie hats for young people who had lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment.

They also collected toys and other goodies to help put big smiles on faces, at what is otherwise a very difficult time.

The donations were given to Young Lives Vs Cancer to mark World Cancer Day on February 4. Many of the Beanie hats were lovingly handmade by kind volunteers.

About Leigh Lions

Leigh Lions are currently a small band of people, but already they’re making a big difference locally.

Part of Lions International, the group describe themselves as “ordinary people who do amazing things to help people who need it.”

They have previously fundraised for defibrillators to be installed at Wigan Hospital, helped people who’ve lost everything in house fires and supported a family with a severely epileptic child, ensuring they had all the specialist equipment they needed. They also stepped in when a local Cadet unit in Leigh were burgled, helping them replace euipment so the group could continue to meet.

Get involved

The Leigh Lions meet in Lowton on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always very welcome. Call or message Jenny Curry, President, on 07940344780 for more details.