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Lions Alasdair Cook MJF, Pres Jim Nelson and Alec Osman in the Tesco Store with Customer Service manager Anne Croucher

In the run up to Christmas, the Dumfries Lions organised a food collection at the local Tesco Superstore over a 4 day period. Twelve Lions put in over 100 man hours and we collected food and cash worth, together, in the region of over £2000. The food was given to the Dumfries food bank organised by the Trussell Trust and there should be enough to feed 80 vulnerable people. A representative of the Trust attended our December business meeting and we were told the trust helps only those receiving a referral from agencies such as Citizens Advice, Women’s Aid, and churches etc.  Most customers have short term difficulties due to temporary withdrawal or reduction of benefits and many have temporary jobs where hours may be suddenly reduced.

A customer inspecting a tree with helper Daniel Kelly and with Lions Kaz Paszki and Jim McCormack looking on.

The cash we collected was divided and donated, for use at the festive season, to The River of Life Church, the Bethany Christian Trust and Women’s Aid.

The Club also held its annual Christmas tree sale over two weekends in December at a venue on the outskirts of the town. The trees were bought locally from our usual supplier which is a farm in Dumfries & Galloway. Fortunately, this year, the weather was good and we had about 350 satisfied customers. The fundraising event realised a profit of £5,400 for the charity account.

District Convention 2018

16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
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