As this event is held to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Lionism globally and the 50th anniversary of our own Farnham Lions clubs formation, we wanted to ensure that all the proceeds go to worthwhile causes in our own local community. After much work we have chosen to support the following incredible organisations with this event. We are working with them all in partnership, and hope to raise a very significant sum of money that can really help each and every one of them.
40 Degreez Centre is a one stop shop meeting the needs of young people in Farnham with youth clubs, holiday workshops, courses, sports, one to one learning programmes, residential outings, drop in skills learning and accreditation opportunities plus much more. Itís an awesome place to be to meet new friends, learn new skills and get some useful advice.
Ridgeway Community School:
The Ridgeway is a school for children between the ages of 2 and 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties with an additional expertise and provision for pupils with an additional diagnosis for Autism. At the core of their work are high expectations.
Challengers is an independent children's charity that, for more than 30 years, has developed and delivered inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and increasingly the surrounding areas. The charity is based in Guildford (at 'Challengers Guildford Playcentre', our headquarters and one of our full time playcentres). In 2014 we delivered more than 138,000 hours for 1,300 disabled children. These services were delivered at Challengers Guildford and Farnham Centres as well as schemes based at schools and community youth centres all through the year.
Frensham Pond Sailability
Frensham Pond Sailability aims to make sailing accessible to all. It has more than 100 members and is run entirely by volunteer helpers. Organised sailing takes place between April and October, on Saturday and Thursday mornings, with sailing skills taught by qualified and experienced sailing instructors. All those aged from 10 onwards with a wide range of disabilities or long term illnesses are made welcome. Sailors may attend independently and through special schools or support organisations. Everyone is encouraged to learn to sail independently and, if they wish, to sail competitively using our range of special dinghies or mini-keel-boats.
SAILABILITY WAS AWARDED THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE 2016