Spalding Lions are there to respond to the needs of the local community – and now they are thanking the people who have helped them.
The club organises Christmas Sleigh Routes throughout the district each year, raising funds to give to local groups, organisations or individuals to help them achieve a worthwhile project or assist in times of hardship or disablity.
Most recently, the club was making presentations to all the people and groups that helped make 2016’s sleigh collections so successful.
Lions president Eileen Robson and Spalding Lions Club members wanted to thank everyone connected with Donington Fire Brigade, Donington Guides, Spalding PHAB, Gosberton Lives, Gosberton Brownies, Pinchbeck Guides, Monkshouse Scouts and Guides, the Callum Pite Smile charity, Pinchbeck Carnival Committee and everyone who gave up their time to help the Lions over the busy Christmas period.
Eileen says some of these walked and collected, others – known collectively as Rudolph – drove the sleigh, while more people joined the collections at Morrisons at Pinchbeck, Sainsbury’s in Spalding and the collection that accompanied the organ in the town centre.
However, one volunteer in particular was picked out for a special award.
Donington’s Thomas Cowley School student Dylan Scott received the President’s Certificate “in appreciation of the service he gave to the community over the Christmas collection period and also for helping us out at various events through the year”.
Throughout 2016 Dylan gave up many of his weekends to help Lions serving the community.
Eileen said: “Once again, Spalding Lions wish to say a big thank you for your loyal support.”