Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Palmerston North Middle Districts Lions Club (chartered in 1968) has been proudly serving the community needs in Manawatu for over 50 years.
Lions are ordinary people from all walks of life who enjoy getting together and doing good things. We are kind and generous people who want to help. That’s why we work on projects to improve our communities and protect the environment. We get enormous satisfaction from the knowledge that what we do DOES make a difference. And we enjoy friendship and fun while doing so.
Whenever Lions club members get together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. Because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Lions Clubs New Zealand is part of a global organisation with 1.4 million members in 208 countries and geographic regions. With this much manpower, it’s no wonder that Lions Club members can achieve extraordinary things, every day.
As a club we are proud of the many and varied projects that we have undertaken to support and strengthen the Manawatu Region.
Some of the projects undertaken in recent years include:
Examples of funding support provided in addition to the above causes - we have funded directly
Snapback also specialises in working with youth groups to channel their energy in a fun and engaging manner to be leaders, good role models and positive contributors to society.
Lions Clubs of Districts 202M, 202D and the top of 202E have pledged $500,000 for the construction of a specially designed therapeutic playscape in the new Wellington regional Children’s Hospital.
Special Olympics Manawatu provides meaningful sport opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.
Families come to our Wellington House from across New Zealand. Our House is a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families, providing a safe haven to retreat to after a long day on the hospital ward.
To go towards treatment of Keytruda immunotherapy for a young mother with stage 3 cancer.
In lue of no event this year a Relay-Our-Way picnic was held and donations from members, parnters & friends of Middle Districts of $917 which was then matched by the club.
Donation $1,000 - purchase 4 packs in lieu on no camp this year
Each box will be packed with toys, games, puzzles, books, resources, and activities. Every child will receive their own special box and an invitation to take part in a range of on-line activities.