Lions’ hard work culminates in donations to good causes

Pictured at the Vale of Belvoir Lions presentation evening are, from left - Chris Gatfield, Carl Ebrey, Lion President John RonanBrian Hanbury, Carolin Rossin, Andy Elliott and Maggie Falconer.
Pictured at the Vale of Belvoir Lions presentation evening are, from left - Chris Gatfield, Carl Ebrey, Lion President John RonanBrian Hanbury, Carolin Rossin, Andy Elliott and Maggie Falconer.
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MANY great causes have benefited from fund-raising events held throughout the year by the Vale of Belvoir Lions.

These charities were handed donations at a presentation evening held last Wednesday, at the Vale of Belvoir Inn in Whatton.

Lions’ president John Ronan launched the special event, attended by more than 60 people, by introducing the Vale club and talking about its good work, followed by cheque presentations.

Donations of £1,500 were made to Dove Cottage and LIVES, £1,700 was handed to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, £1,000 was presented to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and £700 to When You Wish Upon A Star.

Representatives from each charity gave a summary of what the charity does and how the money received would help their cause.

Lion Andy Potts said: “The talks were both enlightening and heart-rending.

“The Vale of Belvoir Lions are very proud to be able to make a difference to these causes, and are committed to continuing to support them in the future.”

Following the presentations, Brian Hanbury from Grantham Foodbank talked about the charity’s work in feeding people who have little money.

Guests were then invited to socialise and talk to the Lions about their fund-raising efforts.

Andy said: “The Vale of Belvoir Lions have been working hard in the community over the last 12 months, raising money for charity and providing a very welcome community service to the local area.

“The club currently has 26 dedicated members who together plan and host a variety of events throughout the year.”

Such fund-raising events include the bonfire night display, Boxing Day duck race, Santa’s sleigh ride around the Vale and the Belvoir Castle fun run.

For more about the Lions, visit www.voblions.org.uk