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August Bank Holiday Monday may have been cloudy but that did not dampen the spirits of the local people who turned up in enormous numbers to the Emsworth Horticultural Show. The Southbourne Lions staffed an ever- popular bric-a-brac stall which attracted a lot of attention from the show goers. The reason for our presence was to advertise the work we do and to top up funds which are collected predominantly to support individuals, families and groups within the Bourne area. Local community projects are wide ranging and include –

 The Emergency Message in a Bottle/Wallet, which is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and within easy access. Whilst this is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home and benefit.

 The Bosham Hedge Project, which involves a number of Lions who help cut back brambles, trim trees, plant bulbs and generally help to tidy up the area for the pleasure of the local community

 Currently in planning are two projects to help young people. A multi-activity day for young carers in our community to enable them to take a break from caring for members of their family and a first aid course for a local youth club.