(Photo - Tim Ritson with his Buckingham Palace Invitation)
Buckingham Palace Celebration for Wetherby Lions
The association of Lions Club International was formed in 1917 and to celebrate the achievements of the British Isles Lions Clubs the Countess of Wessex recently hosted a centenary birthday reception at Buckingham Palace. Lion Tim Ritson represented Wetherby District Lions Club along with 400 members from other groups from around the country.
The warm welcome by the palace staff more than compensated for the sub-zero temperatures and inevitable security delays incurred during the passage through the famous gates and across the courtyard to the main reception area.
In a friendly and well informed speech the Countess paid tribute to the achievements of Lions both nationally and internationally, highlighting the contribution to disaster relief and humanitarian causes throughout the world and in the UK to its projects, some being, diabetes, paediatric cancer and environmental issues.
A good time was had by all !
For fifty two years Wetherby District Lions Club members have been helping individuals and organisations in times of need assisted by the generosity of the people of Wetherby district. If you would like to help your community we would love to hear from you so please contact us by telephoning 0845 833 9529, completing the contact form on our website www.wetherbylions.org or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise if you need help in any way with a local project, please get in touch.
We look forward to your continued support.
President of Wetherby District Lions Club 2017/18