Lions assist Cayman Reading Aides

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman has been providing assistance to the visually impaired within the local community for more than 33 years.

The club was recently approached by Michelle Pentney, co-coordinator of Cayman Islands Reading Aides at HM prison, to assist with funding eyeglasses for prisoners identified within the project who were having difficulty seeing.

‘We felt this was a very worthwhile project and one where we were happy to give assistance,’ said Tannya Mortimer, Chairperson of the Sight and Diabetes Committee.

For many years CIRA has visited the prison three days a week to give assistance with literacy and numeracy.

‘The donation from the Lions Club of Grand Cayman of eyeglasses for several of the inmates will help us enormously with the work we are carrying out,’ Ms Pentney said.


Lions International is the world’s largest service club organization, with nearly 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 193 countries. Since 1917 Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International logon to

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