Lion members were pleased to recently donate £2,000 towards the cost for a mobile /handheld ultrasound machine which will make a real positive difference to the rural community around the Wetherby area.
This specialist machine will make a real difference in the speed and care for the elderly and infirm in our rural areas and also reduce the need for ambulance transportation costs taking patients to hospitals several miles away. All training costs to use this specialist equipment have been met by the medical staff themselves.
It’s the Belly Dancers……practising a modern style of belly dance this American Tribal Style Belly Dance was inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and India. It seems that there is no choreography, each dance is improvised. The dancers learn moves and cue these in formations, communicating together through their movement…Wow !
Karuna Tribal Belly Dance is a new American Tribal Style troupe based in York, this is their first performance of the year together and we are very excited to have them here at the Wetherby Festival. They will be dancing to some very traditional music - as well as to a few pieces you might recognise !
For many senior citizens in the area this certainly is the highlight of the year and this year's event did not disappoint. Now in its 25th year this year's post Christmas dinner and entertainment afternoon was once again held at Wetherby High School from 12-3.30 p.m.
With over 170 guests , over 100 helpers including Lion members , their partners , local scout , guides and brownie packs , The Mayor of Wetherby , local M.P. Alec Shelbrooke and for the first time , The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds the event was better than ever ! Due to the generosity of the people of Wetherby with their donations at The Dickensian Market and Santa's Sleigh in December and the generosity of local businesses and individuals all costs were met including the fantastic meal , r...