News from the Lions Den
Posted on May 1, 2013
It has been another busy month for the Eaton Bray & Edlesborough Lions. The Easter Eggs that we had distributed around the villages to be raffl ed were gratefully received by the winning ticket holders and the proceeds from these raffl es raised just over £350.00 which will enable the club to purchase high viz waistcoats for Edlesborough primary school children. Thank you once again to everyone who supported us.
Our Lions Club received the opportunity to team up with the MK Dons Football club in recognition of their 'ability counts' day on Saturday 6th April. We took 85 individuals along with us to watch the match against Crawley Town. The group consisted of 10 Lions and 75 individuals with varying degrees of disability, both physical and mental.
The Dons were promoting their various disability teams and a parade from the athletes was enjoyed by all during the half time interval.
The day presented us with a number of wonderful opportunities. Initially, the ability to take these people, who would otherwise perhaps never get to see a live football game, to the match was priceless. In addition to this, being able to link up with a football team and to receive all of the subsequent promotion was an incredible boost for our organisation.
The Dons were equally delighted with the day, despite the nil nil draw, and we hope to be able to run similar events again in the future.
Our monthly free delivery service of fish and chips continues and we are delighted to report that we are picking up new recipients every month. It is wonderful to know that this small act of community service by our club is being enjoyed by so many of you by calling Rachel on 01525 229 656.
Ordinary people doing amazing things
Source: Focus, May 2013
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