Corby Lions Club supports three good causes

Corby Lions Club members present �500 cheques to three town charities

Corby Lions Club members present �500 cheques to three town charities

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Corby Lions Club presented cheques for £500 each to three Corby charities, helping them to continue their work in the town.

The donations went to Exeter Children’s Centre, Corby Accommodation Concern and the town’s Salvation Army Corp.

The Lions Club thanked Corby residents and the town’s Asda and Morrisons supermarkets for supporting it fundraising.

Claire Spooner, manager of the children’s centre, said: “We were delighted to be chosen by the Lions to be recipients of this gift, particularly when we know there are so many other equally worthy causes.”

A spokesman for Accommodation Concern said: “We give heartfelt thanks to Corby Lions for its generous donation of £500. In these times of cutbacks every penny counts to support us to continue to serve the citizens of Corby and Kettering, who may find themselves in hardship, poverty, need or distress.”

The charity employs a street outreach worker to engage and work with people in both boroughs who find themselves sleeping rough on the streets.

Salvation Army Corps leader, Frank Gibson, said: “We value the support we receive from Corby Lions Group. It is commendable that this group of people step up to the mark to raise funds to support those in our community who are less well off, or who have fallen on hard times.

“The money donated will help to feed and support those in need within our community here in Corby.”