Sky's the limit for Lions Club President

Westport Lions Club President Kevin Brown - who will be doing a charity skydive to raise money for the group.

Westport Lions Club President Kevin Brown - who will be doing a charity skydive to raise money for the group.

The Sky’s the limit For Westport Lions Club, which, like many other local organisations, has found fundraising very challenging over the last year.

However, President Kevin Brown has found a novel way of raising funds - by volunteering to jump out of a plane, in a parachute jump from 10,000 feet.

Kevin stated: "The past year has been very difficult for everyone, the local needs are as great as ever." In regard to fundraising, Kevin said: "It has been almost impossible, we normally have events and bring people together, so the club has had to think of new fundraising streams. All funds raised are used for the benefit of the community projects such as mental health services, senior citizens days out and families in the local area."

Westport Lions Club is part of an international charity organisation that raises funds for local as well as international projects. Kevin continued: "Our goal is to see that every euro donated to our Club is devoted to community projects, causes and charities. Westport Lions have no professional management, no office or staff and all administrative expenses are paid from members’ subscriptions.

"In 2021, we still plan to contribute to our local causes: Seniors’ Celebrations; Community Mental Health Supports; Christmas SVdP Food Appeal; Message in a Bottle; Diabetes Awareness and much more."

When asked about his acrophobia (fear of heights ), Kevin revealed he is pushing himself to the limits, making this a challenge. "I am not keen on heights; this will be quite a feat! At 10,000 feet the world will look very different”, he said, adding that he is excited and looking forward to the challenge.

Fundraising events, such as Kevin’s SkyDive need your generous support. If you would like to donate to this endeavour, please donate through Kevin’s GoFundMe page at ‘Kevin's Charity Skydive in aid of Westport Lions’. https://gofund.me/0551e647. The Sky Dive event will take place tomorrow Saturday, June 26, 2021, within government guidelines.

Find out more about Westport Lions Club or if you would like to join, please contact their service officer, on (086 ) 3978377 Maggi McGing, or email [email protected]. Go to the Westport Lions Facebook page to find out more.

 

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