Lions raise over £3,000 from tours on sleigh

Lions President Bob Coxhead presents Daniella Plenty with her peace poster competition prize. EMN-150120-100925001
Lions President Bob Coxhead presents Daniella Plenty with her peace poster competition prize. EMN-150120-100925001

Sleaford and District Lions Club has revealed a total of over £3,000 was raised from their Santa’s Sleigh collections around town.

President of Sleaford and District Lions Club, Bob Coxhead, and members thank the people for this contribution to local needy people and causes.

Recently the Lions donated an oven to a woman who had nothing to cook on this Christmas.

Jean Merrills, a widow who lives on her own in Ruskington, explained: “I enjoy cooking but recently had a problem with my cooker which was eventually condemned by an electrician. I have no savings to buy a new one so I approached Age UK in Sleaford who put me in touch with the Sleaford and District Lions. After several visits, one of their members took me along to SC Domestic Appliances in Ruskington and the Lions paid for a brand-new Beko cooker which is now installed and I am back to cooking and baking again.

“I am so grateful to the Lions. They do such good work helping those who find themselves struggling to cope or who are in need without asking for any reward.”

The Lions Club organise annually, a Peace Poster Competition. During the summer they asked all schools for children aged 11-13 to submit a poster depicting ‘World Peace’, from as many children as possible. Local winner for 2014 was Daniella Plenty who received a certificate and £20.

This year the competition theme is ‘Share Peace’. If anyone would like to enter contact Lion Sue La Roche on 01529 302914.

The Lions are now collecting library books for their book stall on April 4 on the farmers market. If anyone has any books or questions call 01529 302914.