Corby Lions celebrate successful fundraiser

Corby Lions handing over their �850 donation
Corby Lions handing over their �850 donation

More than £1,500 was raised for Corby-area charities during a family fun day at East Carlton Park hosted by the Corby and District Lions Club.

Stuart Wilkins, from the Children’s Air Ambulance was presented with a cheque for £850 by representatives of Lions Clubs following the event. Spokesman Mike Garlick said: “It was hard work getting it organised but it was a worthwhile day.

“Our planning group met several times at the park and my thanks go not only to other Corby Lions but also Kettering and Market Harborough 2012 Lions Clubs who contributed a great deal to its success.”

Visitors enjoyed a variety of attractions from craft and charity stalls through to a bouncy castle, children’s rides, Punch and Judy, paintball and archery.

Adults particularly enjoyed the classic and modified cars, as well as an appearance by Corby Carnival princesses and even a ‘Stig’ lookalike.

Corby Radio provided the music, Corby Air cadets oversaw the parking arrangements.

Corby Lions said they would like to thank sponsors Rockingham Cars and Corby Council.

Corby Lions president Dan MacDonald has been inducted into his new role by outgoing Mike Garlick.

Dan said: “It is an honour to be given the task of leading the club during the next year and my thanks go to Mike.”