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.
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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