Beccles and District Lions Club President, Lion Fred Helsdon and Welfare Officer, Lion Dermot Wesley-Smith present just some of the toys given by the public in this year’s Christmas Toys Appeal to Mell Smith, Dani Peck and Sarah Colman of the Butterflies Children’s Centre – Beccles, part of Suffolk Children’s Centre.
Lion President, Fred Helsdon said “Each year when we start our Christmas Toys Appeal we never know what we will receive and each year the public amaze us with their generosity and this year is no exception. The quality of the toys given by the public is amazingly high too with lots being brand new.”
Sarah Colman from Suffolk Children’s Centre said “I’d like to thank Beccles Lions for these wonderful toys the children will have great pleasure playing with them. Children’s centres offer a range of services for families with children from birth to five in Suffolk, in a location that is handy for them. A variety of services are available and is linked with local nurseries, health services, schools, training and employment services and other organisations to provide a wide range of services. So these toys will be well used for those children attending the centre.”
Beccles Lions Welfare Officer, Lion Dermot Wesley-Smith added “We cannot thank the people of Beccles enough for the kind heartedness they show each year in providing these wonderful toys for the children. Equally it’s good to know that the toys will be loved and appreciated by the children at the centres too.”
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.