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Wetherby Lions Receive Prestigious Visitor

DG Visit

(Photo - Left to right - District Governor Andrew Kerr Sutherland and Lion President Tim

Wetherby Lions were privileged to receive a visit at this week’s meeting from District Governor Lion Andrew Kerr Sutherland.

DG Sutherland travelled south from Edinburgh to witness the handing over of a £5,000 cheque to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - the Wetherby Lions’ chosen charity - as a result of May’s Beer Festival in the town.

Receiving a commemorative Wetherby Lions pennant from Lion President Tim Ritson, DG Sutherland paid tribute to the local efforts, saying: “This is what the Lions are all about - service to others. We are all Lions for different reasons but with one common aim - to be of service to our communities. Wetherby clearly does this very well.”

DG Sutherland has worked for a number of years in the health and social care sectors, where he has led teams through major change projects to deliver adequate levels of care from much reduced budgets. Additionally he has over thirty years experience in the horse world.

Writing about Andrew in The Scots Magazine, Fyfe Hendrie called him “The Scottish Horse Whisperer”, a title he is happy to have “as long as people don’t think there are any magical answers to horse problems.”

As District Governor, Andrew wished all members a successful year with service and community, District and International projects. A passionate believer in the strength of a team working together, Andrew knows what a difference a team makes when this means sharing the ideas, knowledge and skills of all members for the benefit of the District and Lions International.

If you would like to help your community we would love to hear from you so please contact us by telephoning 0345 833 9529, by completing the contact form on our website or sending an email to Likewise if you need help in any way with a local project, please get in touch.

We look forward to your continued support.

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