Lions Club members helping out with clothes and music

Lion President Martin McKean (left) passing over clothing to Hope Centre General Manager, Catherine Maryon, with Lion Chis Haynes looking on.
Lion President Martin McKean (left) passing over clothing to Hope Centre General Manager, Catherine Maryon, with Lion Chis Haynes looking on.

Wellingborough and District Lions Club are supporting the Hope Centre in Northampton by donating a range of new and used clothing for the homeless.

These were presented to Catherine Maryon, the Hope Centre general manager by Lion President Martin McKean, Lion Wendy McKean and Lion Chris Haynes on Wednesday, November 19.

This donation forms part of an appeal by the Lions of District 105M, in support of the District Governors wife’s approved charity for the year.

Lions Club members have also been helping charities through music.

The Brass and Voices concert by Rowell and Desborough Lions proved to be an outstanding success.

It was held at Rothwell Parish Church and featured the Corby Silver Band and the singing group, Handful of Harmonies who also starred last year.

This year the church was packed again and a total of £500 was raised for charity with £250 each going to the RNLI and the Air Ambulance.

Lions Club secretary Simon Ogle said: “This was a wonderful event which was enjoyed by many people.

“Our thanks go to the band and also our excellent singing group. I am sure everyone enjoyed the entertainment and we were happy that we were able to raise money for two deserving charities.

“Our thanks also go to Canon John Westwood for allowing us to use such a wonderful venue to stage our event.”

Lions have also been helping promote diabetes Awareness Day during November.

Lions Debbie and Adrian Jeffs helped to distribute information on diabetes in the Swansgate Centre, Wellingborough, on Diabetes Awareness Day, which was Friday, November 14.

Left unchecked, Type 2 diabetes can cause devastating complications. Anyone who is concerned can find out information about their risk of diabetes at: www.diabetes.org.uk/risk or visit your GP.