Where the Money Goes

Every month, in fact every week, Cranleigh and District Lions Club is contacted by numerous organisations trying to help someone in need, nine times out of ten these are local people, you may even know someone who has been helped by the Lions. These needs are wide and varied, for example a family in severe financial difficulty with several young children who’s washing machine has blown up, or a family with a severely disabled child who needs a specialised and costly motorised wheel chair.

We receive requests from many local agencies such as CAB or Social Services as well as local charities like the Cranleigh Community Fund or Rowley’s. We take very seriously the trust placed in us by the people of Cranleigh when they so generously support us through their donations. As such being approached by local professional agencies is a vital way of channelling the funds we raise to those in need.

We also help our local schools through funding, provision of high vis jackets and assistance and support for key school projects.

In 2018, through our annual bursary scheme, we were delighted to give over £7,000 to local clubs and societies like Scouts and Guides as well as local care giving non-profit organisations and local schools. This has enabled them to buy equipment and conduct activities that simply would not be possible without your generosity.

In the year to June 2018, thanks to all the generous support we received, Cranleigh and District Lions Club gave over £53,000 to good causes with almost 90% of this being spent locally. The chart above shows of exactly where all the money went.

So on behalf of all of us at Cranleigh and District Lions Club and more importantly on behalf of all those people who have benefited from your generosity I want to thank you!