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Lions International Initiatives

What We Do

Lions Clubs International organise a wide variety of programmes to serve communities throughout the world, wherever the need arises. These projects are often in the areas of health, education, youth, the environment and disaster relief.

Bray Lions are proud to support these international initiatives
along with working in and supporting the local community here in Bray.

Sight Projects

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's International Convention.

Today, Lions Clubs are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. Lions demonstrate their commitment to sight conservation through eyeglass recycling, sight partnerships and countless other sight services. Bray Lions Club continue to send thousands of spectacles to be recycled and used in developing countries each year.

The Lions ambitious SightFirst Program has restored sight through cataract surgeries, prevented serious vision loss and improved eye care services for hundreds of millions of adults and children. To continue and expand this effort, Lions launched Campaign SightFirst II, a scheme which Bray Lions Club are proud to support.

Information PDF about the "SightFirst" Program

Pictured: Helen Keller

Education and Youth

Lions provide the young people of the world with opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and service, in addition to making a difference in the lives of marginalized youth.

Bray Lions Club is very proud to be involved in a large number of iniatives in local primary and secondary schools, including debating, environmental activities, student of the year presentations, intercultural and diplomatic visits, art competitions, along with an anti-bullying programme.


Diabetes is increasing worldwide. The number of people living with diabetes is estimated at 382 million and is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035 (International Diabetes Federation). Lions conduct and support local and large-scale effort leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.

Bray Lions Club regularly provides free diabetes screenings with trained nurses in local pharmacies in Bray.

Learn more about our Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Information Bookmark PDF

Measles Immunisation

Through the "Measles: One Shot, One Life" initiative, Lions Clubs International aim to help to protect tens of millions of children in the world?s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 430 people every day, mostly in developing countries. Lions International aims to raise US$30 million and to improve access to vaccines in the world's poorest countries. The funds raised by the Lions will be matched by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million.

Bray Lions Club are proud to support this immunisation programme.

Information PDF about "Measles: One Shot, One Life"

Disaster Relief

When a disaster strikes, Lions respond and mobilize to assist the community -- whether the emergency affects a few people or thousands. Lions are encouraged to work with local authorities in preparing for and responding to natural, man-made or healthcare disasters.

Bray Lions Club are committed to assisting to ease the suffering caused when disaster strikes. In recent years, we have donated funds, clothing and educational supplies to communities that have experienced natural disasters.

Information PDF about Lions International Disaster Relief

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