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President's  Message

Lion President Martin


Summer 2023

The work of Wetherby Lions has continued apace throughout the summer raising funds and delivering service and a very wide range of support to our community.  A most pleasing aspect of our work was assisting other groups with events such as Tockwith Show, local school Galas, Wetherby 10K Run, Wetherby Arts Festival, Wetherby Bandstand Trust, Wetherby in Bloom and Toilet Twinning.


This year we have worked in partnership with Leeds 2023 and Wetherby Bandstand Trust to deliver the first “Wetherby Drovers Day” which included a full day’s programme of events round the Town Hall and a Brass Band Marching contest which saw 15 brass bands parade through the town.  Whilst there are lessons to be learned from this first event it was a great success which hopefully can become an annual event going forward.

We are proud to have made a significant contribution towards providing a Fire Engine of use in Ukraine and a new sensory garden at Martin House which the wider Lions organisation has funded.

Following elections I am pleased to report that two of the “top positions” in the Club are now held by women; Lion Ruth Holt becoming our Vice-President and our Club Secretary being Tricia Wadsworth.

We will continue to deliver support to our community and look forward to Santa’s Sleigh, the 'Dickensian Christmas Market & Craft Fayre' and Senior Citizen’s Party


Lion President Martin Doxey


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