Double Celebration in July!
There was a double celebration at Newbury Lions Club July meeting when Lion Margot Payne presided over her first meeting. Margot took over the reins from Immediate Past President, John Coleman, and one of her first duties was to present a cheque to West Berkshire Homeless charity.
Lion Margot said she was honoured to become president as she had a long association with the club, her father having been a member just after it was formed. She remembers helping out as a teenager at Lions functions and was proud to be carrying on the family tradition. Although experienced in chairing meetings as a former mayor of Newbury, Margot admitted to being a little nervous before her first full meeting. She thanked Lion John for his safe stewardship through the last two years and for returning record amounts from fundraising activities. Due to this success, she was thrilled to be able to present a cheque for £6,125 to Erica Gassor from the charity West Berkshire Homeless, as part of their Changing Lives project. This recognised the cost of supporting an individual from homelessness through to accommodation and work as well as continuing support to maintain their tenancy.
Newbury Lions next fundraiser will be a Duck Race on Sunday September 10th and they will be holding their annual Fireworks display at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday November 4th. If you want to know more about these events or find out how you can volunteer to help, you can contact Margot on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lionsclubofnewbury.
Lion Margot Payne presided over her first meeting and one of her first duties was to present a cheque to West Berkshire Homeless charity.
Fancy some fabulous music from Newbury's own Brass Band?
Then come and spend an afternoon at the fete, where you will hear
Watership Brass (The Newbury Town Band)
They will be performing a mixture of good old fashioned brass band music plus modern arrangements of family favourites.
Why not have a cup of tea, a slice of cake, listen and relax!
3rd prize in Speen Fete Raffle!
What a delicious donation. Thank you!
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