Lions club gifts £1k to Portishead Youth Centre

PUBLISHED: 10:45 19 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:45 19 June 2020

Portishead Lions helped out Portishead Youth Centre. Picture: Portishead Lions

Portishead Lions helped out Portishead Youth Centre. Picture: Portishead Lions


Portishead Lions Club has received a share of £100,000 from the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles.

The club will use its £1,000 grant to support Portishead Youth Centre, which has launched an online service for young people after closing its doors due to Covid-19.

The money will go towards youth workers giving one-to-one mentoring and supporting children and young people through telephone or video calls.

Lions clubs across the country have benefited from the fund, which was launched to support communities during the pandemic.

Portishead Lions president Roy Shaw said: “This is a significant sum of money which we will put to good use straightaway. This pandemic is hurting lots of people in different ways and just because we are all social-distancing, it doesn’t stop us from caring.

“We are doing what we can, and this cash injection will help us do more.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times