Not all heroes wear capes but the Lions Clubs across District 133 have helped to make sure our heroes are wearing shields. Lions Clubs across the Island of Ireland proudly followed the lead of Macroom Lions with the Hero Shield Project. It began back in March 2020 when we started to realise how serious a threat Covid 19 was and lockdown became the new norm. Our samples were approved by HSE/NHS Covid 19 Teams and are EU Standard PPE.
With restrictions imposed, it was difficult for Lions Clubs to serve their communities and help during a pandemic. The Lions Hero Shield Project gave Lions Clubs the opportunity to help their communities in a safe way by donating funds to this project. Our target was to raise €100,000 to fund the manufacturing and distribution of Lions Hero Shields to front line workers. We proudly achieved this through clubs in District 133 coming together to support this project.
We also had huge support with manufacturing and distribution. From our initial suppliers Hero Shield, Delforno Tile Stores, An Gardai Siochana, along with the Blood Bikes in Northern Ireland to Glen Dimplex who became our suppliers when the NHS ordered all of Hero Shields supplies going forward.
The project is ongoing, sadly we are still going through a world wide pandemic, but rest assured where there is a need, there is a Lion! For further information about the project, please email the Lions Hero Shield Coordinator Orla Flavin of Cobh Lions at