It was during the half-time interval at the Crowborough Athletic FC home match against Bearsted FC that Crowborough Lions officially presented the sponsored kit to the U14 girls team. The presentation clearly inspired the first team which was 0-1 down at half-time but rallied to win 2-1 and move back to the top of the league.
Pictured are founder member David Martin presenting a shirt to team manager Paul Onslow with joint team manager Lesley Berry second from left. Other Lions pictured are (l to r) Alan Kempthorne, Mike Blackledge, Brian Meyers, Eric Neal, Robin Streatfield and Alan Cridland.
Young ambassador Georgia Allison presents two anti-choking training vests to Warrant Officer Kevin Tucker (Sussex Wing first aid officer) as part of her Lions project. The two vests are viewed as essential aids in training volunteers on how to react in choking emergencies.
As is customary at this time of year we entertained the town's senior citizens at our Summer Tea Party. The musical entertainment was provided by ‘Sue & Janet’ a singing duo with a repertoire of songs with which everyone could join in, especially 'Sussex by the Sea' which was by far the loudest sung. There was also a free raffle with prizes generously donated by Tesco who were represented by Amy Murphy.
Pictured are guest of honour Deputy Mayor Cllr. Martyn Garrett making the draw together with Lions Eric Neal & John Round, with Amy looking on. Also pictured is a general view of the tea party sing-along.
OVER £700 RAISED FOR FOCH - at Crowborough Hospital Fete yesterday where our Cut-the-Cards Tins and Tombola Bottles stalls did great business in the summer sunshine. So popular was the Tombola that there was a queue to participate for most of the afternoon. Our thanks to members and 'Friends' for manning the stalls on the day and to the residents of Crowborough who most generously donated all the tins and bottles. Here are some pictures to give a flavour of the day.
FIREWORKS FUN - while Lewes was enjoying all the headlines, Crowborough had its own fun night on Saturday with the annual fireworks display by theTown Council. All funds donated go as ever to the Mayor's charity which this year is 'The Friends of Crowborough Hospital'.
A fantastic display was witnessed by thousands who were most generous in donating to the charity through the collection boxes manned by Crowborough Lions. Pictured after a good night's work are: Deputy Town Clerk Caroline Miles; Club President Hilary Lyon; and Lion Glenys Jones.
CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY - Crowborough Lions began their Christmas festivities with their customary luncheon for the town’s senior citizens on Saturday. Club president Hilary Lyon welcomed more than eighty invited guests, including guest of honour Town Mayor, Councillor Peter Ellefsen.
After everyone had enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch, came the entertainment by the Southern Strummers Ukulele Group with many seasonal favourites and, by the time tea and mince pies had been served, everyone was joining in and they even got to their feet for a rousing rendition of Rod Stewart’s ‘Sailing’.