Bedworth Lions Club - Philips Bonanza - Thanks
Philips Domestic Electrical Appliances based in Croydon, closed a warehouse near to Sutton Coldfield.
Philips initially tried to contact certain other service organisations to dispose of it's surplus product. Sutton Coldfield Lions Club was contacted; the initial request From Philips was to remove around 600 items.
Over time the few hundred became nearly 3000, with a value well over £100,000. Sutton Coldfield club contacted the District Governor to make this a district wide event. Storage was offered by a Lion with transport and warehouse facilities.
Clubs in the district were contacted urgently by e-mail to arrange suitable recipients for these goods. Within a few hours Bedworth Lions Club arranged with Nuneaton & Bedworth Doorway, (a charity that assists young single homeless people); & also Exhall Grange School, (a school for children mainly with visual handicaps).
These items were speedily handed over to the recipients with local press coverage.
THANK YOU TO PHILIPS DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.
Yet another great lions district team effort.