Helping Injured Jockeys
Lovely day at the Races last Saturday! Lion Vice President Drew was there (with a couple of hangers on) to present a cheque to the Injured Jockeys Fund. Richard Johnson, soon to become Champion Jockey, accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.
For the past 30 odd years, Newbury Racecourse has been supporting Newbury Lions Club to raise much-needed funds by hosting our annual Fireworks Display. Recognising that this area has a lot of people involved in horse racing and that jockeys can and do sustain life-changing injuries as a result of racing accidents, the Lions Club decided to make a significant contribution to the charity's funds. This will ensure that those whose careers are cut short have the benefit of support when they need it most.
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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