Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation
Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation

Lions Eye & Health Week

NOTE: Lions Eye and Health Week is currently postponed until further notice.

Lions Eye & Health Week is an activity of the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation and the Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation.

Its aims are to provide information and where possible, a service to the community on all aspects of Sight and Health related projects, especially those projects where Lions Clubs already have strong involvement.  It is an opportunity for Lions throughout the State to give back to the community in recognition of the community‚Äôs acceptance of the objects of Lions.

Lions Eye & Health Week is usually held in September each year, but some Lions Clubs may hold it prior to, or after the official dates due to prior commitments or hold it in conjunction with another major community event such as a Floral Festival, Country Show or Rodeo.

As well as providing Sight and Health related information to the general public, the week is also used to fundraise for the Foundations.  This is done through the sale of raffle tickets, with the first prize being a car, and also the sale of merchandise specific to the Lions Eye and Health Week. Although the fundraising is ongoing over a longer period, this week is the ideal opportunity for Clubs to make the public aware of the Foundations and the need for financial support.

Items available for sale are small and may vary from time to time.

Funds from the Sale of merchandise are distributed equally between the Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation and the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation.

Each District Governor is asked to appoint a Chairman to assist clubs in the promotion and acquisition of merchandise, as well as, where necessary, coordinate activities throughout the District.  The Chairman also assists the Foundations in the monitoring of ideas and feedback concerning the Eye and Health Week.