Beccles and District Lions Club would like to say a very big thank you once again to all the people of Beccles and the surrounding community for the generous support and giving they have provided to the club throughout December and the Christmas period.
Lion President, Fred Helsdon said “Each year I’m amazed by the generous giving from the people of Beccles and this year is no exception. It has been even better than last year’s. As a Lions Club we offer help to those less fortunate within the local community, therefore we do rely heavily on gifts and donations from the public. December, is our busiest time for fund raising and the people of Beccles have once again excelled themselves in their response. Demonstrating what Christmas is all about – a time for sharing and giving to help others. Through this generous giving Beccles Lions will be able to offer even more help and support to those in the community that need it the most – both young and old.”
Beccles Lions Welfare Officer, Lion Dermot Wesley-Smith, added “We were even able to help Father Christmas with his visits to Beauchamp House in Loddon and in Beccles the White House and Wainford House to provide a Christmas singalong, with the assistance of the singing group BellaTonic, and gifts to the residents.”
Beccles Lions Activities Officer, Lion Chris Ramsden said “On behalf of Beccles Lions I would like to thank the Town Council for allowing our Christmas Float in Beccles Town Centre again this year. Plus a big thank you to B&M Superstore, Roys in Beccles, South View Garden Centre, Fritton and Morrisons Supermarket in Beccles for allowing us to have the Christmas Float in their car parks. Also thank you to B&M, Tesco and Morrisons Supermarkets for providing an empty basket for people to place items in, so we could provide Christmas parcels to the needy within the Beccles Community.”
If you wish to know more about the Beccles Lions and the work they do please contact the club secretary Janet Ramsden on 01502 514284 or visit our club’s website at www.beccleslions.org.uk. Equally if you are interested in becoming a member of Beccles Lions then please telephone our Membership Chairman Geoff Moulton on 07810 502371.