VALE Royal Lions have offered donations to local charities to support the hungry and homeless during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Local lions volunteers have received a share of £100,000 made available by the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles.

This special fund was launched to support local communities and those most in need during the Covid-19 crisis, with Vale Royal Lions donating £500 to Mid Cheshire Foodbank.

The foodbank aims to provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in the Northwich and Winsford areas.

Lions president Andy Benson said: “This is a significant sum of money that we are putting to good use straightaway.

“This coronavirus pandemic is hurting lots of local people in lots of different ways, and just because we are all social distancing doesn’t stop us from caring.

“We are doing what we can, and this donation will help vulnerable people in our community during these difficult times.”

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Sleep pods have also been donated to Citizens Advice and the Salvation Army

When a humanitarian crisis strikes, the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles works with and is guided by its own lions members, who are ordinary people actively working at the heart of their communities.

Vale Royal Lions supports a number of good causes and local projects, and recently donated 20 sleep pods to Citizens Advice and the Salvation Army in Northwich.

President Benson added: “Unfortunately, there are homeless people in our area, and while the ideal night accommodation for them is a permanent shelter, these are not always available.

“Sleep pods are self-warming once inside, rain and wind resistant, easy to clean, are easy to carry, can be used continuously and are made by volunteers.”

If you would like to help or want more information on Vale Royal Lions, contact us on 0345 833 8496.