Just before we rush headlong into Fireworks, we decided to have a bit of a do to thank those people who have supported us and to present some cheques. Lions Clubs International, to which we are affiliated, has just celebrated 100 years of service across the world and we were able to present some Centennial plaques and certificates. The pictures show cheques being presented to West Berkshire Homeless and St Mary’s Church from the proceeds of Speen Fete and to the Ecchinswell Bells Restoration Trust from the money raised from our BBQ at the Waterways Festival. A further cheque was presented to the Blood Bike charity to support their life-saving work. We were really pleased to present a plaque to the Racecourse for their help over the past 35 years or so in facilitating our Fireworks Display. It was accepted by Richard Osgood, Clerk to the Course, who received a personal plaque for his support over the years. We still have some certificates to present to those unable to make the event, so watch this space! A further presentation was made to long standing member, Lion David Merchant, for over 30 years’ service to the club and the community. We are sad to be losing David and our Immediate Past President Diana as they are soon to be moving out of the area.
Newbury Lions send condolences to HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh.
Lions had a busy time leading up to Christmas!
Newbury Lions wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope our Facebook page for December will bring some good cheer!
A while back we were asked to support the World Literacy Foundation with a project called UK Reads which aims to get childrens books into every household across the country.
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