We celebrated the 28th Anniversary of the club with a dinner at the Berkeley Arms. The food was excellent as was the company.
The Great Easter Egg Raffle
Once again we have been getting tremendous support from our local pubs and restaurants for our Easter Egg raffles. Here are a couple of the pictures so far
The Old Cock Droitwich
Kingfields Red Nose Day
Lions Brian Eland and John Kelly tried a new type of foot spa to help raise £286 for Comic relief at Kingfields Day centre. I will never be able to eat baked beans again!
Lion Dave Jepson was also on hand to present a cheque to the centre for £200.
Another Christmas present!
This time we were able to present £1000 to Acorns from our Christmas activities. Here Lion President Phil and Lion Brian are handing over the money to Carol from Acorns. Note the Police security in the background.
Snoezelen get a late Christmas present
Lion President Philaalong with welfare chairman Dave Jepson presented a cheque for £1200 to Worcester Snoezelen. £1000 came from our Christmas grotto and sleigh and the £200 from the raffle of the doll's house made for us by Geoff Lowe
Air Cadets Aiming High
The Droitwich Squadron of the Air Cadets Corps have launched a campaign to raise funds to pay for a new minibus.
The unit, which was formed in 1971, are struggling to keep their existing vehicle on the road due to the high maintenance costs of their current bus which is almost 10 years old.
The Squadron's civilian committee, chaired by Lisa Handley is aiming to raise £10000 to pay for a refurbished vehicle and they are organising a number of events and socials to help them reach their target.
Dave Jepson, Welfare Chairman of Droitwich Lions Club heard about the cadets' efforts and as a result, the Lions have pledged a contribution to the fund which Lisa hopes will reach its target by the end of the year.
Paul Wilde, the Officer Commanding the Droitwich Squadron commented "We have a very healthy membership of more than 35 young people drawn from the Droitwich and Bromsgrove areas and our minibus is vital in getting members to functions, camps and other activities. We appreciate the interest which the Droitwich Lions have taken in us and hope that this will encourage other organisations to support us."
The photograph shows members of the Lions together with some of the cadets with their old minibus.
The Air cadets can be contacted by email as follows -
Mega Book Sale January 2013
Our normal monthly book sale went super-size me this month with a 4 day extravaganza at an empty shop unit in town. Overall we raised £1000 which was a lot of books! A cracking start to the 8th year of this sale which has raised some £20,000 over the last 7 years