Roaring start to Lions campaign

CORBY Lions Club is hoping to roar ahead with a recruitment campaign to swell its ranks.

Its members are inviting men in the town to join the group and give up a few hours each month to help support local groups and charities.

Chris Lane, secretary of the club, said: “We have 11 members and we would like to recruit more. The club is made up of people in the community who are willing to give up a couple of hours a month to help support organisations and charities.

“This is made possible by organising three or four worthwhile events during the year in order to make the lives of the young, the elderly, the disabled and the lonely better. The club is open to any man over the age of 21. If there are people in the town who are unable to become a member of the club, we would invite them to join a Friend of the Lions group.

“This would be made up of people we could call on if we needed additional help to organise big events.”

The Lions Club is a dedicated supporter of good causes and charities in Corby. It has raised money and offered support to Lexie’s Leggy Fund, an appeal to raise £40,000 for four-year-old Lexie Fordyce who has cerebral palsy and needs surgery to enable her to walk. Ian Fordyce, a trustee of the fund and Lexie’s grandfather, said: “Corby and District Lions Club made a recent donation of £100 to the fund. We all hope it won’t be long before Lexie takes her first steps. When that occurs the Lions will be able to say they helped make it happen.”

Frank Gibson, corps leader for the Salvation Army at Corby, said: “It’s good to have the Lions Club within our community. They are willing to go the extra mile to help their fellow man and I want to thank the club for its support in the past year.”

A spokesman for Exeter Primary School and Children’s Centre said: “Many families have benefited from the fantastic work the Lions do and the funds that they raise.

“I would recommend that anyone wanting to give back to their community join the Lions as it supports so many people in Corby.”

For more information on joining the Lions Club call 01536 741206.