Li­ons club back­ing for young ice hockey star

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

A tal­ented young ball hockey player has been given a fi­nan­cial boost by Dal­beat­ties Li­ons Club to help with her in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion costs.

Re­becca Board­man will be part of the Great Bri­tain team at the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Street and Ball Hockey Ju­nior World Cup.

Tak­ing part in the event means a sig­nif­i­cant out­lay for the Dal­beat­tie High School pupil and her par­ents.

The com­pe­ti­tion takes place at Ceska Tre­bova and Lit­o­mysl in the Czech Repub­lic June 27-30.

The Li­ons were de­lighted to chip with a con­tri­bu­tion of £400. Club pres­i­dent Mar­shall Smi­ith pre­sented Re­becca with a cheque at the Li­ons’ May meet­ing at the Kings Arms Ho­tel.

Re­becca has a Go Fund Me fundrais­ing page at www.go­fundme. com/f/re­bec­cas-fund­ing.

Mean­while, club members re­cently en­joyed a visit from Li­ons In­ter­na­tional area gov­er­nor David Wil­son and Dum­fries and Gal­loway area con­vener John MacColl.

Mr Wil­son, from Fi­ley Li­ons Club in North York­shire, was vis­it­ing var­i­ous clubs within his area which cov­ers the north of England and all Scotland.

It was a busy night as the group vis­ited the Dal­beat­tie Li­ons Char­ity Shop which is rel­a­tively unique ven­ture within the clubs.

The group then moved on to at­tend the monthly meet­ing in the Kings Arms Ho­tel, Dal­beat­tie, which focused on what the group could achieve in the fu­ture for Dal­beat­tie and Dis­trict res­i­dents and Li­ons In­ter­na­tional.

Mr Wil­son brought long ser­vice awards for pres­i­dent Mar­shall Smith (27 years), chair­man Bob Len­non (25 years) and club sec­re­tary Sheila Pook (15 years plus Li­ons ser­vice else­where). Other club members were also ac­knowl­edged for their con­tri­bu­tions.

Help­ing hand Mar­shall Smith presents Re­becca with the cheque

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