Lions collection a roaring success
PUBLISHED: 14:24 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:45 16 August 2010
DESPITE grim weather and even gloomier financial conditions, a charity has collected more than £400 for good causes. Members of Biggin
DESPITE grim weather and even gloomier financial conditions, a charity has collected more than £400 for good causes.
Members of Biggin Hill and Westerham Lions have thanked supporters who gave generously in Orpington, raising more than £230 for Harris HospisCare.
On December 19, hardy Lions and friends collected outside Barclays Bank, in Biggin Hill, and raised a further £188 for causes in the UK and abroad.
The previous weekend, collectors John Scott and Neil Walker took £100 for Harris HospisCare at the Walnuts shopping centre, Orpington.
And on December 4 they raised £140 for the hospice inside Tesco. The next day they held a Christmas party for 40 senior citizens at Biggin Hill Primary School, in Old Tye Avenue.
It has been a successful year for the club, supporting more than 20 charities and causes, with £655 going to Demelza Children's Hospice, which has a site in Eltham. St Philomenas Primary School and Bromley Youth Trust each received £100.
There was £500 for Moorfields Hospital Sight Project, £200 for Bromley Welcare, £450 for Youth Cancer Trust and £250 for Crofton Junior School to build a wild area.
Cumbria Floods Disaster Relief was sent £500 to help people rebuild their lives.
The club's projects include a community minibus, to be run jointly with Biggin Hill Scouts, recycling of used spectacles and hearing aids and a shoebox appeal for Belarus. The group has been able to fund a senior citizens' Christmas Party and an It's a Knockout competition for disabled youths. The Lions need new members to help continue their work. Phone Malcolm Lowing on 01959 576628 or visit www.
bigginlions.2ya.com to find out more.