The Burnley Lions Exhibition for the Blind and Visually Impaired takes place on Saturday October 9 at Burnley Football Club Lounge 1882 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A wide range of products and services for the visually impaired will be offered and people from all over Lancashire are expected.
Lion Frank Seed said, “If you know of anyone with poor eyesight, please let them know about the exhibit.”
Lions have campaigned for the blind since 1925 when a blind and deaf activist, Helen Keller, accused them of being “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade Against Darkness.”
Exhibitors include: Vision Aid, Optelec Ltd., Synapptic Ltd., Seeing Solutions, ELHT Steady On (Falls
Unit), Windermere Manor Hotel, Oxsight Ltd, Braille IT, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Macular Society, Sight and Sound Technology, The Blind Society, RNIB, Burnley Talking Newspaper and Galloways Society for the Blind.
The Burnley Lions supported eye camps in India, held diabetes screening sessions in downtown Burnley, provided an e-reader to a young boy with low vision, and collected used glasses from opticians for use at home. ‘foreigner.
There are now around 17,000 Lions in 900 clubs in the UK. The Burnley Lions Club was formed 44 years ago when a few members of the then existing Pendle Lions Club attracted enough people to form the Burnley Club.
The branch continues to advocate for a range of projects ranging from the Message in a Bottle program to leadership and fundraising for the local macular support group.
Members also collect and provide Christmas baskets for young caregivers; recruit elementary schools to participate in the Lions Peace Poster Contest and collect pairs of glasses for recycling through the Lions organization;
The group also befriended an elderly lady, whose daughter lives in the south, and only gets up here to see her every month and the Woodland Trust group plants trees every year to support Trees for Burnley with the local council.
Anyone wishing more information about the exhibit or any other questions regarding Lions is requested to contact Mr. Seed on 07939 099062