is the "Lions International Blood Research Appeal".
Its aim is to provide laboratory space and equipment at King's College
Hospital in London, for research into, diagnosis and treatment of Haemophilia,
Leukaemia, Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease.
The Trust originally identified
Leukaemia, Sickle Cell Disease and Haemophilia as areas of research.
These blood diseases cover the constituent parts of blood. These days
research is concentrated on Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassaemia and Leukaemia.
Haemophilia, whilst no cure exists is being gradually eliminated.
Since establishing the Trust, LIBRA
has provided modern accommodation for the Department, refurbished accommodation
and provided much needed research equipment.Click here for
Message in a Bottle
is an initiative that we support very vigorously. We recognise it as
a means of fulfilling our motto "We Serve"; we fund the scheme
from our charity account.
This scheme is free to the user.
Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community,
anyone can fall downstairs or have a car accident, so this scheme can
benefit anyone. Click here for
a leading not-for-profit charitable organisation working in the field
of personal, social, health and citizenship education (including drug,
alcohol, tobacco and sexual health issues) for children and young people.
Increasingly, Tacade works with the more vulnerable, at risk, young
people. Click here for
It is estimated that more than 20,000,000
people in the British Isles have a hidden medical condition which could
endanger their life in an emergency when they are unable to speak for
themselves - for example, if they are rendered unconscious due to either
an accident or to their medical condition.
MedicAlert® in the UK was originally a special project of the British
Isles & Ireland Lions Clubs who brought the idea over from the US
in the early 60's.
Today, MedicAlert® is a non-profit
making, registered charity that works independently with the invaluable
support of the Lions.
Alongside their other charitable
work, the Lions Clubs distribute leaflets, posters and application forms
to doctor's surgeries and hospital waiting rooms. They actively support
and promote the organisation within the community and where possible
provide people on limited income with sponsored memberships. Click
Trying to inform over 54
million people about the threats of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy
is not easy, but that is exactly what the Lions Eye Health Programme [LEHP]
is attempting to do. And it is succeeding.
LEHP is a Lions Clubs International
sight saving initiative. The programme, a partnership between the Lions
Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland, the International Glaucoma Association
and Diabetes UK, was launched with clubs in Britain and Ireland about
6 years ago. There are now about 500 clubs actively instituting the
campaign through its volunteer members.
Those most at risk of developing
glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are people over the age of 40, those
with a family history of glaucoma, diabetics, people of African Caribbean
origin and those with high myopia (very short sight). Only people with
diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Click
here for more
Haywards Heath Lions
are also involved in International Projects and more information can be
found out about these projects by clicking