Lions Club is working hard to raise funds for local charities

Battle and Villages Lions Club have recently proudly unveiled their new insignia at the entrance to Market Square in Battle.'Some of the members of the club are seen in the photograph after taking part in the Remembrance Day parade and service at St Mary's church.'The public witnessed the official photo call and expressed enthusiasm as to the work the Lions have achieved in the local community. ENGSUS00120131120091611
Battle and Villages Lions Club have recently proudly unveiled their new insignia at the entrance to Market Square in Battle.'Some of the members of the club are seen in the photograph after taking part in the Remembrance Day parade and service at St Mary's church.'The public witnessed the official photo call and expressed enthusiasm as to the work the Lions have achieved in the local community. ENGSUS00120131120091611
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Battle and Villages Lions Club is appealing for new members to help with the incredible charity work it undertakes in the area.

Julia Chapman, from the Lions, said: “We are a very small Club, with only 11 members at present.

“We are individuals who volunteer our time to help causes both locally and global to provide help in times of disaster. Every pound raised by Lions Clubs goes directly to charity and are sent out to Lions where funds are needed.

“Battle and Villages Lions Club raise money by holding events and also street collections. We have an Easter Egg and a Chocolate Father Christmas Draw in pubs and clubs in and around Battle.

“We hold a Children in Need Quiz each November in Ninfield Memorial Hal and each Each September we hold a Go Karting Day, which is at Filching Manor, near Eastbourne. This money goes to LIBRA (Lions International Blood Research Appeal) at Kings College London.

“We have this year for the first time held an Opera Evening at Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings.

“We are a small Club but with our sheer determination have raised over £2,000 this year so far.

“The complete cost of administering our association, at all levels, is covered by members subscriptions, we are not allowed to deduct any percentage of the money raised from public functions for our administrative needs. It all goes to Charity.

“Battle and Villages Lions Club meets once a month, in the evening at The Royal Oak, Whatlington. Membership is open to those who are prepared to devote some of their spare time to community service. You would be more than welcome to come along with no obligation to join, but just to see and hear what we do as a Club. Call Roy Chapman on 01424 870520.”

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