Wetherby Lions have this week welcomed a new member to the club.
Having recently moved back into the area from Malta, Lion Beryl Leathes has served for many years with the Sliema Lions Club of Malta and is seen here being welcomed into the club by President Malcolm Bolland.
Beryl has joined the activities committee and will be assisting the club promote and run the Wetherby Duck Race to be held on Sunday 12th July at the Ings on the final morning of the Wetherby Food Festival.
Top-selling students Chloe Wilkinson, Bella Pilling, Demi Weston, Darcy Diclemente, Jessica Brent, Jessica Sturgess, and Joshua Quinn with Malcolm Bolland and Jon Handley of Wetherby District Lions Club, and Wetherby High School assistant headteacher Gareth King.
An astounding £812 has been raised by Wetherby High School students selling ducks for Wetherby Duck Race.
The nine children who sold the most ducks were rewarded with tailor-made hoodies, given as thanks by duck race organisers Wetherby District Lions Club.
Students will also be at the race and Wetherby Food Festival helping out and selling home-made cakes. All proceeds will go to the York Rescue Boat – a charity dedicated to proactive safety around the rivers in York.
The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of the most popular and successful charity cycle rides in Yorkshire. Each year a sell-out entry of 2,000 riders of all ages and abilities sign up to take on the challenge of the 70 mile route from Wetherby to Filey.
The annual event is in it’s 32nd year has currently raised £2.46m for charity projects since the GYBR started in 1984 with 250 riders taking part.
The route takes in some of the greatest scenery that North Yorkshire has to offer with the climb over the Howardian Hills to the long journey through the Yorkshire Wolds to the climax of the ride, the arrival at Filey Country Park on the East Coast.
The 2015 ride took place on Saturday the 6th of June. There were 1,767 riders at the start and the riders were h...
Wetherby Lions has donated £2,000 to the national Lions disaster response programme which has delivered:-
56 cartons each containing 16,000 tablets capable of purifying 9 million litres of water.
280 Lifesaver water filtration units capable of treating 4.2 million litres of contaminated water.
airfreighted to Nepal at the beginning of May.
Last year the Lions clubs of the UK and Ireland decided to develop a disaster response programme specifically related to emergency water supplies.
This meant that when the Nepal earthquakes occurred we were in a position at the beginning of May to airfreight out 56 cartons each containing 16,000 tablets capable of purifying 9 million litres of water and 280 Lifesaver water filtration kits capable of treating 4.2 million...
On Friday 29th May a group of Wetherby Lions were invited to attend Sant’ Angelo’s restaurant in Wetherby (by kind permission of Catherine Buono) at one of their live entertainment evenings and were allowed to conduct a raffle during the evening, which raised a magnificent sum £250.
Our Lion Mascot is pictured with some of the guests, obviously having a great time! The photographs are by kind permission of Anthony Robling.