Service to the Community projects 2019/20 were very much ongoing but unfortunately we were forced to suspend all work because of Covid 19. We will continue as soon as feasibly possible.
Malahide Community School Award 2018.
In 2017, as part of Lions Clubs International Centenary Celebrations, the Club decided to forge a connection with our local Malahide Community School by way of a 'Service to the Community Award'. This annual award is designed to acknowledge and encourage voluntary work and service to the community among the Transition Year students. Malahide Lions Club provide a cash award of €1,000 for the project judged by a panel to have demonstrated a real personal commitment and an ongoing desire to make a positive difference to the lives of others in our community. €250 goes to the student/s and €750 to the organisation/charity involved. Congratulations to this year's winner DAVID CONLON who did sterling work with Malahide Tidy Towns. An engraved glass plaque was presented to David at the Transition Year Graduation Ceremony and his name will be added to the Roll of Honour displayed in the main reception area of the school. Pictured below (right) is David receiving his award. Also pictured Mr David Hayes (Principal) Bernadette Murray and Mary McNamara of Malahide Lions.
Malahide Lions/Talbot Lodge Nursing Home/Malahide Community School 2020
In an effort to bring some "cheer' to the 104 residents in Talbot we have organized for the Transition Year students in Malahide Community School to design a personalized Christmas Card for each resident. Staff at Talbot Lodge will either print each card or display on a screen. A little ceremony/party will be organized in each 'pod'. We are very mindful that family visits will be very curtailed this Christmas and hope that these cards will help gladden the hearts of the residents. Over the past 12 months or so we had forged a link between the TY students and the residents. A number of visits had taken place and work was ongoing on the production of a project entitled 'Then and Now in Malahide'. The idea is that the residents, most of whom are in their eighties, and the teenage students describe their respective youths in terms of school, family life, clothes, music, reading, entertainment and social interactions. The residents were very keen to talk to the students and vice versa. Unfortunately it came to an abrupt end as a result of Covid 19. We are hoping to restart this work as soon as feasibly possible.