Great night ...over £1000 raised for local causes.
Lovely evening presenting cheques from the Martian Race 2019.
For the sixth year running, Woking Lions presented a cheque for £3,000 to come to the aid of people who find themselves in financial difficulties. This could be due to a life changing event, illness, bereavement, the loss of a job or a relationship breakdown. Income suddenly reduces or disappears completely and people need to start making decisions about what bills, if any, they can pay. A client’s husband died leaving her with four dependent children in full time education. She could not access her husband’s bank account immediately so fell into arrears with bills. The Wenceslas Fund was able to make a one-off payment to her electricity and gas account which made an enormous difference to the family at this difficult time.
Pictured above Past President Roger Chamberlain (right) hands the cheque to Margaret Gower and Lorraine Buchanan of Woking Citizen’s Advice.
LIONS’ PAST PRESIDENT DONATES TO GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND
As the second part of his Presidential Award, Lion Roger Chamberlain has chosen Mid Surrey Guide Dogs for the Blind. In Jubilee Square, Woking, hewas pleased to present £761 to the charity to continue the excellent work they do for the visually impaired. Started in 1930 by two British women, there are now four guide dog schools in the UK training over 1,000 dogs each year. The charity needs £44,600 to train a guide dog from birth until its graduation after two years and £55,000 up until the end of its working life of eight years.
Lion Roger said: ‘I am delighted to support Guide Dogs for the Blind which enables visually impaired people to lead full lives in this busy day and age’.
CAPTION FOR PHOTO: Gulcem Ercis Volunteer & Committee Member with her Guide dog Bruno; Past Lions President Roger Chamberlain; Val HesseyVolunteer ; Brian Stalley Volunteer with his Guide dog Rosie and Sophie Atkins with her Guide dog Ailee.