Kenilworth Lions distributed donations totalling nearly £45,000 in 2017, another record year for the club. This headline figure was disclosed by Bill Wanley, chairman of the Community Service Committee, at a special presentation evening held by the Lions at Kenilworth Golf Club.
President Kerry Kirwan and other members of the Lions presented an overview of the wide range of activities undertaken by the club, notably the Furniture Store, the Duck Race, Carol Concert and Duck Race. Also highlighted was the wide range of social activities enjoyed by club members and partners.
Representatives from a number of organisations and groups gave brief talks on how money donated by Kenilworth Lions was being used to support their activities. These included Kenilworth Helping Hands, the Kenilworth Centre, Kenilworth Stroke Group, Kenilworth Phab and the Admirals Nurse service at the Waverley Day Centre.
Donation cheques were also presented to Kenilworth Helping Hands Club, Tastelifeuk, Daisy Bramwell and Kenilworth RFC Under-12 team.
At the end of the evening, special certificates were presented to local students who have been helping out at the Furniture Store as part of gaining their Duke of Edinburgh awards – Max Bednall, Finn Donaldson, James Hall and Ben ViPond.
Amongst the audience were a number of people who are considering joining Kenilworth Lions. Let’s hope that what they saw and heard persuaded them to go ahead! Anyone unable to attend, but who is interested in finding out more about becoming a Lion, please contact Lion Ray Hulse on 01926 856712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.