26th Oct, 2020

Redditch Lions do their bit to help local people during the pandemic

REDDITCH Lions are doing their bit to help local people despite the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 pandemic.

And they’ve been boosted by four new members joining the club and Mike Andrews staying on in the top job as president.

He said care homes, schools and Redditch support charities and individuals had all been helped by the big-hearted Lions and they were continually looking at new ways to raise much needed cash and to enlist more volunteers.

“I was recently very proud to present the highest award in International Lionism to our club secretary Lion Bill Southworth for his hard work and dedication to the work of our club and to the community we serve,” said Mike.

“In terms of fundraising we have been limited due to the pandemic but we raised £415.65 for Macmillan Cancer Relief at a coffee morning at the Nevill Arms.

“The event was a real success.

“We sold cakes and coffee, held a quiz, sold pictures, Macmillan candles, had a raffle and enjoyed some much-needed good socially distanced chat.

“The staff at the Nevill were very supportive.”

However the Lions’ traditional annual Hallowe’en fun run has been cancelled but they are now puttting efforts into their collection for Children in Need in November.

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