LIONS SUPPORT OLDER CHILDREN’S WARD AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS HOSPITAL – The six clubs (including Crowborough Lions) that comprise the local Lions Zone, jointly contributed to a project to support the older children’s ward at the hospital. Club President Hilary Lyon attended with representatives from the other clubs in the Zone (Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood, Paddock Wood Lionesses, & Southborough) at a recent presentation ceremony.
‘LIFESKILLS’ PRESENTATION AT LOCAL SCHOOL – Crowborough and District Lions recently gave a talk, illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation, to St Mary’s RC Primary School. The school was holding a ‘Lifeskills’ week to enhance the knowledge of their KS2 students in PSHE matters, community awareness and other fundamental skills.
Two members of the Club, Hugh McKelvie and Terry Mason gave the presentation, designed to show the boys and girls the importance of community and what Lions were doing to help and improve things in the area.
Pictured are Hugh & Terry in full flow.
WADHURST JUNIORS FC WIN AGAIN – it’s two years since Crowborough Lions became the shirt sponsors of Wadhurst Junior FC u14s, and now two years on the same team has just won the Crowborough League u16s Cup Final, triumphing 1-0 over Chipstead. This is the third consecutive year that the u16s have won this trophy – congratulations to all the players and coaches.
Pictured is this year’s winning team.
THE RAIN (IN SPAIN) FALLS MAINLY ON THE TRAIN – or so it seemed as the Town Mayor, Councillor Peter Ellefsen, officially opened Crowborough Miniature Railway’s newly extended track. But the damp conditions did not mar an otherwise joyous occasion which was well attended by many supporters and by Crowborough Lions. Several Lions took advantage of the opportunity to be one the first to ride the entire length of the new track which is spectacular and which will only improve as the many trees and shrubs come into leaf.
Pictured are the Town Mayor getting ready to cut the ribbon while receiving some driving tips from society members Neville Watts and Ron Reed.
NAME THAT BRIDGE – pictured with members of the Crowborough Locomotive Society are Club members in a celebration of the naming of the viaduct in the Miniature Railway’s newly extended track which re-opens on Good Friday, 30th March at 1pm. As principal sponsors of the viaduct, Crowborough Lions are looking forward to the official launch of the extension as big crowds are expected.
Pictured from left to right are (in yellow tops) Lions Frank Lees, Alan Cridland, David Martin, Brian Meyers & President Hilary Lyon together with Locomotive Society members Deryck Munk, Graham Fry, Malcolm Barmby & Neville Watts (both seated), Peter Cavill and Malcolm Plaice.