Lions share money between good causes

Lions president Geoff Hollis with members of Higham Ferrers Gateway Club and the Rushden branch of the NAB
Lions president Geoff Hollis with members of Higham Ferrers Gateway Club and the Rushden branch of the NAB

Rushden and District Lions has donated £500 to two good causes.

The Lions launched an appeal in the Evening Telegraph at the end of last year to find organisations in need of funding.

Its members were approached by five organisations for help and eventually decided to split the money between the Rushden branch of Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) and the Higham Ferrers Gateway Club for disabled young people.

Lions president Geoff Hollis said: “We’ve had dealings with the Higham Ferrers Gateway Club and we think it does good work. Supporting NAB goes back to our roots because when the Lions were formed in the 1930s Helen Keller challenged us to eradicate preventable blindness and we’re still trying to do that.”

The Lions take part in a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including collections. They will have a fundraising stall at the Rushden Cavalcade.

Anyone who wants to join Rushden and District Lions can call 01933 355281.