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.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.