Roary's Roarings

29 February 2016

Roary Says Hello!

Hello! I'm Roary!

I’m Roary and I’m the mascot for Newbury Lions Club. I thought I’d let you know what we get up to and what’s happening in the months to come.

I used to live in Africa and heard about these people all over the world who call themselves Lions who go about doing good things and helping other people. I decided to see for myself what they do! The Lions in Newbury have been around for over 40 years and have helped such a lot of people in the local area as well as sending money abroad, so I decided that I’d stay around and help them.

Below are some photographs of me helping out .. well, that’s what I think. I’m not sure the Lions Club members feel the same way!

Me encouraging the ducks just before the big race

Me encouraging the ducks just before the big race

Check out the Calendar to see what events are coming up and, if I brush out my mane and wash my paws, maybe I’ll see you there?

Come along and say hi!

Me helping deliver Christmas trees

Me helping deliver Christmas trees

Roary and Cow has a minor disagreement

Fundraising - it's the law of the jungle

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