Lions club go bonkers for conkers at annual contest - and award Jacob with money to buy an iPad

PUBLISHED: 15:39 11 October 2017

Members of Wisbech Lions Club give a £500 cheque to Jacob Moore so he can buy a new iPad to communicate.

Members of Wisbech Lions Club give a £500 cheque to Jacob Moore so he can buy a new iPad to communicate.

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Members of Wisbech Lions Club went bonkers for conkers for an annual competition on Friday October 6.

Wisbech Lions Conker Championship. Amanda MooreWisbech Lions Conker Championship. Amanda Moore

Before the start, though, club members presented a cheque to Jacob Moore, so he can buy a new iPad and cover to help him communicate.

Wisbech Lions Conker Championship. Chris GayWisbech Lions Conker Championship. Chris Gay

Bill Battrick, of the club, said: “He is a pleasure to be around and we know both he and his mum enjoyed the evening.

Wisbech Lions Conker Championship. Jack ConnorWisbech Lions Conker Championship. Jack Connor

“We had a fantastic evening with excellent food, great company from Lions and friends.

Wisbech Lions Conker Championship.  Derek PriorWisbech Lions Conker Championship. Derek Prior

“The photos really speak for themselves. Everyone appears to have had a lovely evening with 34 raffle prizes being taken home as well. Bonkers for Conkers was a great success.

Wisbech Lions Club conker championshipWisbech Lions Club conker championship

“It was a cracking night and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Wisbech Lions Club conker championshipWisbech Lions Club conker championship

“We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all 72 people for coming along including district governor Derek, Peterborough Zone chairman Bill, Littleport zone chairman Don and teams from King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech.

Wisbech Lions Club conker championshipWisbech Lions Club conker championship

“Other competitors came from Glennfield Care Home, The Stingers and The Hurrells.”

The winners were: Ladies - Jane Scott (Hunstanton), Junior - George Martin (March), Mens - Rob Grey (Wisbech), Team - Hurrell (non Lions) and Hunstanton Lions.

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