Wisbech Lions celebrates successful year at well attended anniversary dinner

Wisbech Lions gathered for their anniversary dinner.

Wisbech Lions gathered for their anniversary dinner. - Credit: Archant

More than 70 members and guests gathered to celebrate another successful year at Wisbech Lions’ 42th anniversary dinner.

Guests at Emneth Central Hall included Lions district governor Kevin Rogers, Wisbech Mayor Councillor Michael Hill, Mayoress Jane Hill, past district governor John Groom and Wisbech Lions Club president Ray Hill.

Also in attendance were presidents and lions from King’s Lynn, Spalding, Peterborough, March, Littleport and Billericay, and members of The Hellen Keller Institute and Wisbech Rotary Club.

Over the past year, Wisbech Lions have supported various Fenland causes. They have donated funds to The Robert Hall Centre, picnic tables to a school and speech therapy software to the Stroke Club.

They have replaced rotten timbers in the Lions garden on the Old Market, erected a fence at the entrance to the Chase car park and paid for disadvantaged children to be taken to a pantomime in Peterborough.

Two coaches of senior citizens were taken to the Peterborough Lions show time and about 80 residents from a care home and day centre were taken out to lunch.

For the first time, Wisbech Lions have entered a junior school in the International Lions Club Peace poster competition.

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They also entered two young students in the Young Leaders In Service scheme, who have received their gold awards for doing more than 100 hours of voluntary work in the community.