Lions club backing for young ice hockey star
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