Lion President Gordon presents a cheque for £100 to Sally Bragger to help with the launch of the newly formed Chipmunks Children’s Charity.
HRH Prince Charles’ visit to Withernsea
After being presented with a cuddly cat for the imminent arrival of his first grandchild, Prince Charles finds time to chat with Lion Sharon, LP Anne, Lions Jill, Noel Chris and John.
Community Award 2012
A group of volunteers was presented with this year’s Lions Community Award of £1000. Keyingham First Responders, who not only look after their village but oversee the running and training of other Responder groups in the area, received the cash to help fund their valuable work in the community.
Public-minded young people receive Lions’ recognition
A scheme pioneered by Lions International has seen 29 young people in the South Holderness area being awarded with certificates for their work in the community.
The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards recognises young people for their community service within a 12-month period and has been taken up by the Withernsea and District Lions Club.
The scheme normally awards young people who have done either 50 hours or 100 hours service but the Withernsea branch decided to extend it to include those who had performed at least 20 hours of community work.
Organised by Children and Family Action, young people have been involved in many aspects of helping in the community, including a Ground Force style make-over for a garden in Louville Avenue in Withernsea as a surprise for the occupant.
Other activities included many gardening projects in the area, making vegetable patches and herb gardens, producing and distributing leaflets, rubbish clearing, supporting fundraising events, consultation exercises, working in charity shops, helping to run Rainbow and Beaver groups, being causalities for lifeguard training and much more. They have also been campaigning for a skate park in Easington.
At an award ceremony at the Northfield last week, 25 young people received a bronze award for 20 hours and these were presented by Lion Anne Barker; three received silver awards for 50 hours from Town Mayor Kevan Hough and 18 year-old Adam Douglas, of Easington, received a gold award for 100 hours from Lion president Anne Blake. Adam has actually completed some 300 hours of community work.
Local supermarkets Tesco and Aldi generously donated chocolates and vouchers for the recipients.
Youth development workers Christina Keyworth and Lorraine Kent introduced the recipients to an audience of family and friends, giving a brief description of each one’s attributes and both praised the award winners for their commitment to the community.
Withernsea & District Lions have donated £800 to provide books for schools in the area as part of the Reading Improvement initiative.