Lions in the News
What has been happening at the Lions Club of Newbury?
- The money we raised from the Fireworks at Newbury Racecourse and the Santa collections is already being put to good use.
- At Christmas time we distributed store vouchers to 100 families referred to us as needing a little extra support.
- We have also responded to individual requests for household items from those in need and unable to fund them.
- We have booked ahead for output caravan holidays which will benefit nine families, some of whom have never been on holiday before.
- We are also planning to take a coach load of children and families to a special Lions Day Out at Paultons Park in May.
- The rest of the money will be held in our Welfare Fund to be used throughout the year where and when help is needed.
- We joined many other local charities at Cafe Nero in Newbury....it was relaxed and fun way to meet the public and spread the news about what Lions do!
- We have also held a drinks reception at the Diamond Tap to thank all our helpers and to encourage people to join us and become a Lion.
Our next fund raiser will be the Giant Easter Egg Raffles....coming to a venue near you, details coming very soon.
Finally, on behalf of the Lions Club of Newbury, Lion Judith was delighted to present Isobel Roberts with her Lions Young Leader in Service Gold Award on Sunday 26th February. Isobel has completed more than 100 hours of voluntary work in a year, supporting the Brownies as a Young Leader. The Lions Club of Newbury wish to congratulate Isobel Roberts with this excellent achievement and wish her well for the future.
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.
The Newbury Lions were at the Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete on the Late May Bank Holiday with our roundabout.
All the members of the Lions Club of Newbury are delighted to welcome Lion Sally-Jane to the Club.
Twenty giant Easter Eggs were placed in venues across Newbury and Thatcham before Easter and were raffled among customers and staff. We’ve collected all the money and are pleased to announce that a grand total of £2,216.66 was donated to our welfare funds. Thank you to everyone who took part either hosting or buying tickets.
We have financed the purchase of Flanders Poppy seeds and have been out and about planting them in various locations about the town. With the help of pupils from St Joseph's, the John Rankin Schools and Falkland Primary, seeds have been planted in their school grounds and Falkland War Memorial. Town Councillors have helped to plant the seeds in sites across the town that have links to the two World Wars. It is hoped that these seeds will produce flowers every year as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our troops in conflict.
The Lions Club of Newbury, thinly disguised as the Easter Bunny, have been out and about distributing the Giant Eggs which are raffled in aid of The Lions funds....which all go to those in need in our district.