Good causes boosted by bucket collection

Corby, Corby Lions raised �1,500 over Christmas with bucket collections 'l-r back row Derek Ashworth, John Mathews, Colin Bradshaw, John Masters (pres), Chris Lane. L-r front Paul Jenkins, Michael Gorman (Accommodation Concern) Jenny Brennan and Carole Dickson (Exeter Children's Centre) 'Friday 20th January, 2012
Corby, Corby Lions raised �1,500 over Christmas with bucket collections 'l-r back row Derek Ashworth, John Mathews, Colin Bradshaw, John Masters (pres), Chris Lane. L-r front Paul Jenkins, Michael Gorman (Accommodation Concern) Jenny Brennan and Carole Dickson (Exeter Children's Centre) 'Friday 20th January, 2012
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The generosity of Christmas shoppers and the hard work of a charitable organisation has helped three good causes benefit to the tune of £500.

Corby Lions raised £1,500 by collections at Asda and Morrisons over the festive period and this money has been equally divided between Exeter Children’s Centre, the Salvation Army toy appeal and Accommodation Concern, a charity which offers homelessness and housing advice in Corby and Kettering.

The bucket collection is the club’s major fundraiser and took place over three days.

Secretary Chris Lane said: “Most of the money we raise goes back into the town.

“We can raise money for anything, but we always decide on the recipients before so we can tell people who we are raising money for.

“People are incredibly generous considering how tight things are at the moment.

“We want to say a big thank you to Corby people for their generosity. Without their help we can’t do the things we do.”

The club meets at 8pm on the first Thursday of the month at the Hunting Lodge in Cottingham.