In the recent “Worthies” ceremony organised and run by the Kenilworth Chamber of Trade, Kenilworth Lions were delighted to be selected as this year’s overall winners of the “Organisation of the Year” trophy. Kenilworth Lions President Phil Inshaw and his wife Jane were at the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of the club.
This prestigious award, which was being contested for only the second time, required the Lions to beat a very competitive field of other entrants from across the many local organisations that help to make Kenilworth the vibrant community it is.
Making the case for Kenilworth Lions to the panel of judges, Lion President Phil highlighted the work of the second-hand furniture store, which raises large sums of money to support local good causes and also donates items to help families in need. He spoke of our big events over the year, which form such key parts of the Kenilworth community calendar – our Grand Show in June, Carols at the Castle in December, and of course our famous Charity Duck Race in Abbey Fields on Boxing Day. He also mentioned our support to young people looking for valuable Duke of Edinburgh opportunities, in particular at the furniture store and helping out at big events.
Phil said afterwards that the judges were genuinely surprised at the range of things we do, which is perhaps an issue for Lions up and down the country. We need to blow our trumpets more!
Kenilworth Lions President Phil Inshaw (centre) with fellow Lions Andy Cartwright and Ted Curtis.