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December 21, 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Wetherby Lion's have been recognised in The Yorkshire Choice Awards, set up to celebrate achievement in Yorkshire.

In order to get shortlisted at the Awards Ceremony in April 2016, we need to collect as many votes as possible. There is no panel of judges to choose the winners, you choose them. With this in mind we will need you help by way of votes.


You can find us in the Local Fundraiser of the Year category.

Thank you in advance for your help and good luck to everyone in our category.

December 21, 2015

Wetherby Lions recently visited the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s new Flying base near Wakefield to gain some first hand knowledge of how the operation runs.


We were introduced to the senior Pilot, Paramedics, Flight desk controller and support staff who were all on call at the time.  After introductions we viewed the Helicopter and spent some considerable time asking many questions about the machine and operations. This was followed with a full briefing at the flight desk where all incoming calls are prioritised and dealt with.


We were all struck by the professionalism, responsibility and enthusiasm of all staff involved and came away truly inspired by our visit.


Have a look as these Stats:


  • Running costs is £12,000 per day

  • Emergency missions 3 per day with...

December 19, 2015

Unfortunately Santa was hit by a bug during his tour of Wetherby last week and had to cancel his visit to Hallfield Lane. Poor Santa.


Thankfully he was back to full strength the following day, continuing his journey around the streets of our wonderful town. Santa feels terrible that the residents on Hallfield Lane missed out, so has asked to stay with us an additional night so he can still get to see everyone.







December 17, 2015

Rebecca Williams, an avid supporter and volunteer with the Wetherby Lions was honoured last night as a runner up in the Town's Jubilee Awards. Rebecca, just 14 years old was nominated by her Head of House Nick Nightingale for her efforts to helping the Wetherby Lions raise money at their recent Duck Race event.


Here's why Rebecca was nominated...


Rebecca is an ambassador and inspirational student of Wetherby High School. No job is too much for her and she embraces school with happiness and desire. Throughout the year she has volunteered her time to various school projects and events and has been part of the set up for many a parents evening when meeting and greeting parents.


In the Summer of 2015 she helped to plan and liaise with the Wetherby Lions to support th...

December 5, 2015

Wetherby Lions are delighted to have been nominated for Yorkshire's Fundraiser of the Year Award at the upcoming Yorkshire Choice Awards. Nominations were submitted by the general public from March until October and we are humbled to be in the running for the title.

Lion members come from all walks of life and give their time freely to help others. Fundraising is necessary to help us carry out this voluntary work in the community. We help where help is needed, both in our communities and around the world, repeatedly giving our unmatched integrity and energy.

The public will choose the winner of this award, so we need your help!

There are a lot of amazing individuals in our category but if you feel us a worthy winner we would love for you to vote for us at www.yorksh...

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