Geoff Lowe made us a wonderful doll's house from some 40,000 matches. Today with the help of my daughter Kathryn and Santa we drew the winning ticket.
Mr Williams from Bromsgrove was the lucky winner and we hope he has many happy hours of fun with it :)
The house made over £200 which will be going to Snoezelen to help with the wonderful work they do.
Book Sale Milestone 1st December 2012
Today's book sale which raised £160 on a very cold day marks the end of seven years of monthly sales. Over the years we have been able to raise some £20,000 so we must thank the people of Droitwich who have supported us loyally over the years.
Make a note in your diary that Santa brings you that the next book sale is on January 5th 2013 and will be in the old carpet shop from 9.00am to 3.00pm and will be all the books, CDs Videos, Cassette tapes, DVDs we can muster plus cakes and preserves if the ladies still have the strength to make them after Christmas!
Craft Fair 17th November 2012
We supported the craft fair organised by David and Nina Owen at St Andrew's Church and from a mixture of Craft books, crime novels, children's books and our ongoing Hamper and Doll's house raffles we raised a grand total of £156.00
Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2012
We were able to assist the Royal British Legion by producing the service sheets and handing them out to the large crowd that gathered in Victoria Square for the annual Remembrance service. Lion President Phil laid the Lions wreath
Harvest Lunch 25th October 2012
We held a Harvest Lunch for 54 senior residents of Droitwich at St Andrew's House Hotel. The hotel did us proud with a fine meal that was enjoyed by everyone, and it didn't rain! Lions acted as chauffeurs to ferry our guests to and from the hotel.
World Sight Day 11th October 2012
Anne Taft, the Mayor of Droitwich agreed to try and experience what it would be like to be blind and try and carry out a task we all take fro granted. She went shopping! Escorted by Lion President Phil she went to Morrisons, Kate Barclay, M&Co and W H Smith. The co-operaton of the stores was much appreciated as was the support given to us by Specsavers who allowed us to set up outside their shop and who are also actively collecting used spectacles for the third world.
Anne admitted to being quite nervous when she first set off and I think we all ended up with a better appreciation of what sight really means to us.
If you want to see more there are videos on you tube
Salt Fest 15-16th September 2012
The ladies did cakes and the Lions had a coconut shy and a fine hamper to raffle. Overall We made over £500. £384 for the shy and Hamper and £137 for the ladies funds. The sun shone and it was good fun.
September Book Sale
The books raised £245, the cakes and preserves £48.00 and the children's books made £16.50 for Acorns. So it was a very good day in the sun.
Farewell to Wendy
At our pudding night last night, which raised £125 for the ladies fund , we also bade farewell to Lion Wendy Mills. Wendy has been a member for the last three and a half years and is moving down to Whitstable in Kent. She will not be lost to Lions though as she is transfering to Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions, so our loss is their gain.
July Book Sale
Despite a wet Saturday the book sale and ladies stall raised over £200 from Droitwich's avid readers and cake connoisseurs.
In addition the Ladies presented a cheque for £300 to the Worcestershire young carers.
Worcester College for the Blind
Dodford Children's Farm 26th June 2012
The Lions Ladies have had another busy year fund raising and today Ros Wallis presented a cheque for £500 to the Children's Farm. We were able to see the new sensory garden and, as we were leaving, the children were getting ready for a donkey ride.
Hanbury Fete 15th June 2012
Well it rained a lot and it wasn't very warm but we made £139, most of which came from the hamper which raised £100. The ladies made £78 and sold all the biscuits and pickles and preserves so they did well
Prize winners. Hamper, Tower of sweets and the name the teddy.
50 years service
Lion Brian Eland with 20 years service and Lion Jim Crawford with 30 years were presented with their "chevron" at the June Business Meeting. both have served as President and Jim was our Charter President when we founded the club back in 1985.
Mile of coins
To celebrate the 300th birthday of The Old cock pub we ran a mile of coins in Friar street....well OK we didn't get a mile but we managed 65metres!! That meant the coins totalled about £70 and with some money from the key game we raised £110 overall
Jubilee Book Sale 2nd June 2012
Well it may not have been the best of weather but the people of Droitwich turned out in style to support our book sale. today, was the official day but we had been open for part of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Overall Over £600 was raised and in addition our ladies made nearly £130 from the cake stall. So thanks again to the generous people of Droitwich
Spending more money May 29th 2012
The money we have just given to Acorns and Snoezelen came from the proceeds of our Easter egg raffles in the local pubs and shops. But we had one more cheque to present. This was to The Myriad centre in Worcester.
Spending the money
Thanks to your generous support we have been able to support two important local charities. Acorns and Snoezelen. the former need no introduction but the latter is probably less well known. to find out more about them visit their website at http://www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk/
Also they are having an event at Worcester racecourse tomorrow (Saturday25th May ) So if you are in Worcester pop along and give them some support
Saturday May 5th was St Richard's day and we had our biggest ever book sale in both the old carpet shop and St Andrew's church. The ladies also had cakes and preserves. In the end we made £655 and the ladies £113. So once again the people of Droitwich have supported us magnificently.
St John Ambulance
It was a pleasure to present Droitwich St John ambulance with some basic, but vital, equipment last evening (30th April) Lion President Phil and several members watched some of the volunteers training and the high standards they set showed what a great organisation this is and one we are proud to have supported.
Blossom Run 2012
Saturday 21st April saw our annual blossom run down to Bidford on Avon. Even some very heavy showers failed to dampen the spirits and a good time was had by all.
The eggs have been drawn and the winners are probably eating them as I write! Watch this space for the final figure of monies raised but in the meantime here are a few pictures
On Friday 9th March we had a very successful race night at the British Legion. It raised over £500 for Kingfields Day centre and some of the Kingfields people joined us and had a good evening, although I don't know if they made any money on the horses!
The success of the event was helped by our Race sponsors so a big thank you to:-
St Andrews Carpets
North Bank Garage
Kate Barclay Lingerie/ Gift Box
Gaudet Luce Golf Club
Allan Morris Estate Agents
Deli 6 Delicatessen
Raffle prizes donated by-
The Old Sweet Shop
2nd Skin Lingerie
A big thank you as well to the Legion who made us very welcome and provided a fine ploughman's supper.
Handing over the Money!
The nice part of all the money raised over Christmas is giving it away! Lion President Phil and Welfare Chairman Nick paid visits to Acorns Snoezelen to hand over the money. Judging by the smiling faces it went down quite well. I'm not sure who that policeman is though!
The start of a new year and we were able to welcome two new members to the club. Glen Neville and John Hargreaves were inducted at the January business meeting and we are delighted to welcome them. If anyone feels they would like to help their community and have a lot of fun into the bargain, please contact us. There are contact details on the website. We would love to hear from you.