Lions’ pride at £ 69k boost for charities
IT was celebrations all round when Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club marked its 40th successful year in September with a presentation evening at the Greswolde Hotel in Knowle.
The club has raised more than £ 69,000 for charity over the past 12 months through its Knowle Fun Run, Festive Walk and Bike Ride.
Past President Richard Buckley thanked sponsors and also appealed for new members.
He said: “It’s great for our club of only 20 volunteer Lions to celebrate such success again, but without the help from companies our events would never realise so much for charity.’
A full list of organisations supported this year and how to nominate a local cause can be found at www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/charities
Two charities, Headway Birmingham and Solihull and Breast Cancer Haven, will benefit from funds raised at the forthcoming Lions Festive Walk on Wednesday December 27 and Knowle Fun Run on Sunday, May 20 2018 .
Anyone interested in joining the Lions should contact President Brian Burgess on 08458 335894 or visit www.knowleanddorridgelions.com for more details.
Richard Buckley with charity fundraisers and their cheques: Peter Woodward, Prostate Cancer UK; Lucy Watkins Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice; Sue Curry, Motor Neurone Disease; Donna Stokes, British Heart Foundation