The Lion, the Duck and the Canal
Our annual Duck Race is held on the Kennet & Avon Canal, starting at the Lock Stock and Barrel pub. 1,000 yellow plastic ducks battle it out on the route to Victoria Park with prizes for the first three across the line.
We are grateful to Hallett’s Estate Agency for sponsoring the prizes for a second year.
Please contact us if you would like to buy a ticket for this year’s race or would like to help with the organisation or sell tickets.
The club recently honoured two individuals with its highest award.
Lion Drew completed a successful year as president of the club and handed over the chain of office to Lion Di Merchant at a recent meeting.
2017 is the year Lions Clubs around the world are celebrating 100 years of Service in the heart of their local communities. As part of these celebrations, the 770+ Clubs in Britain and Ireland have been challenged to meet a series of targets centred on health, youth, supporting others, the environment and recognising local achievers.
As we approach the half way point in this our Centennial Year, the Lions Club of Newbury proudly records its achievements to date in 2017.