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Lions Fired Up with Music

Wetherby Lions are singing from the same song sheet as Wetherby Folk Club.

Lions clubs from around the area are working together, alongside a number of local organisations, to help a Knaresborough man raise funds for a life saving Fire Engine for a town in Ukraine.

Bob is a retired truck driver from Knaresborough who has made eight trips to the Ukraine already, delivering medical, educational aid etc. As a result of his work he has witnessed the horrors of the everyday life of the people of Volodymyr, a large regional town near the conflict zone which is in the process of twinning with Knaresborough. The local mayor has made a desperate plea for a fire engine. Bob is working to raise £20,000 (plus another £2,500 to deliver it there) to purchase one. This is a very good deal negotiated with a supplier of ex UK fire service equipment.

The majority of residents in the town live in Soviet era apartment blocks with only one staircase - becoming a death trap in the event of an attack. All existing local fire engines have been seconded to major conurbations - leaving residents without any form of immediate support when an attack occurs. The mayor is asking for help to remedy this situation.

Please support this appeal by coming along to the Folk Evening on the 28th July 2023 or donate directly here

Want to make a positive contribution to your community? Please consider joining our grrrreat team where you will be warmly welcomed. For more information call us on 0345 833 9529 or email or contact us online here

If you wish to help financially then you can donate here Thank you. Need support? Lion members are always available to assist where appropriate and to support other local clubs, charities, individuals etc. Please visit to discover more of what we do and who we support.


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