Rye and District Lions Club have made a donation to Rye and District Community Transport for the third year running. Following their earlier donations of £1,000 and £500, they have donated an additional £500, making a total of £2,000 over the last three years.
The donation comes from money raised at their various fund-raising events over the last summer, when they attended six different fetes and shows with their stalls and also from their very successful Rye Raft Race and Fete. Over the last year they have donated over £13,000 to various charities and needy causes. At their October meeting they also agreed to make donations of £250 to Crisis at Christmas and £250 to Rye Age Concern. Over the last year 75% of their donations went to local charities, 18% to national appeals and 7% to international causes.
Rye Lions President, Malcolm McDonough, said “The Lions believe that Rye Community Transport provides a valuable service to the people of Rye, its neighbouring villages and to school children. They also kindly provide transport for the one hundred senior citizens when they attend the Sunday lunch that the Lions provide for them every April. In fact, the Lions regularly hire one of Rye Community Transport’s buses for some of their social events, so they can feel free to have a drink”.
The Lions would like to thank the residents of Rye and the nearby villages for their support at their fund-raising events over the summer.
Any adult interested in finding out more about the Lions or considering joining them in having fun whilst raising money for those less fortunate and would enjoy a monthly social event, should ring 01797 252382 or have a look at their website at www
From the November 2012
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