GRANTS and DONATIONS

The Club has always raised funds for the benefit of charitable causes, mainly in our local community although some money is spent on overseas projects. Donations vary from a few pounds to commitments of ongoing support for thousands of pounds each year over a period. In this way, we regularly dispense more than £20,000 during the course of a year.


During the year ended 30th June 2016, the following donations were made:

  • £5,250 to Martlets Hospice;
  • £3,500 to the Sussex MS Treatment Centre;
  • £1,500 to Leo House at Home children's hospice service;
  • £1,397 for a prostate cancer testing day;
  • £1,346 to buy furniture and white goods for needy families;
  • £1,050 for children's outings to a zoo and the pantomime;
  • £1,045 for a senior citizens' Christmas party and for Christmas gifts to senior citizens;
  • £1,008 to buy toys for children in hospital at Christmas and Easter;
  • £1,000 to the Tuesday Club for blind and partially-sighted persons;
  • £750 to the Lions Clubs International disaster appeals;
  • £500 each to Patcham Junior School and Hertford Rd Junior School;
  • £450 contributions towards attendance at international camps etc by local young people;
  • £300 to the Trevor Mann Baby Appeal;
  • £250 to the Somerset Day Centre in Brighton;
  • £250 towards special treatment for a teenage cancer patient;
  • plus numerous further small donations & purchases bringing the total for the year to over £22,000.