Lion's generosity roars through Walmsley

By PSS | Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018

After running in our community for nearly 50 years, the Invercargill South Lions Club closed its doors for the final time in June 2018 due to an ageing club membership and lack of new, younger members.

Invercargill South Lions Club is a mixed-gender club which follows the motto “we serve”. The Invercargill South Lions Club has had a huge impact in and around Invercargill over the years and is very well known within the wider community.

A collective agreement was made between the remaining 14 Lion’s members that the money left in the bank upon the club closing, would be donated back to where it came from - the local community.

The remaining Lion’s members decided the best way they felt they could make a difference to the lives of those in the community, which they have been operating in for nearly 5 decades, was to donate 5 brand new leather lazy boy chairs to the smaller rest homes around Invercargill, including Enliven rest home, Walmsley House.

Enliven Walmsley House is boutique rest home that’s centrally located in Invercargill. Walmsley has a number of beautiful newly renovated rooms through the care home, and a committed team who ensure the best possible care for their residents.

"The chair has been donated to benefit the residents who need it the most", explains Allan McPherson and Ray Watson, who have both been members of the South Lions club for 40+ years.

Hayley Gould, Walmsley House Manager was very appreciative of the kind gesture and was excited about the benefits the chair will bring the residents.

“Thank you so much to the Lions club, our residents love the chair and often you will find residents sleeping in it. It is so comfortable. We appreciate your generosity”, says Hayley.