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The Wetherby Christmas spirit ! !

Naming the reindeer

(Photo - Left to right Santa (Mark Hopkins - Morrisons), Lion President Tim Ritson, Ian Leadley ,Old Mens' Parliament (OMP), Louise Smith (Manning Stainton), John Trower (OMP), Dean Buckle (Wetherby Bike Shack))

There are few things better than receiving a Christmas hamper, filled to the brim with favourite seasonal treats! Thanks to the community spirit in Wetherby, a large number of deserving families will be receiving such a gift this Christmas.

Local councillor, Dean Buckle (The Wetherby Bike Shack), his wife Mally and members of the Old Men’s Parliament have joined forces with Morrison’s Supermarket; Anna and Will from ‘The Oven Door’; Wetherby District Lions and Richard from Touchwood to fill food hampers for 35 families.

Dean says “in these difficult times, it isn’t always about you. We’re all part of our community supporting and looking out for each other. We know that these hampers will bring great delight to the most deserving in Wetherby and we are very grateful for the support we have received from other friends and supporters in our community.”

Morrison’s are helping to make up the hampers. “We work hard to engage with and support our local community” says Morrison’s Community Champion, Mark Hopkins “and we are very pleased to be able to contribute to this wonderful initiative.”

Recognising the difficult and stressful times faced by many families, Wetherby District Lions also stepped in to provide extra funds supported by an extremely generous contribution from local estate agents, Manning Stainton. “Serving the local community is our passion,” says Steve Riley, Manager at Manning Stainton, “and this Christmas we will happily be focusing on hampers as well as houses! Our company is very involved with the local community and we are very proud to be able to support Dean and his colleagues with this wonderful Christmas gesture!”

The delivery of the hampers will be organised by John Trower and members of the Old Men’s Parliament who provide company, entertainment, gossip and refreshments to the old folk of Wetherby during ‘normal’ times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. John invites you to come along, “we meet in the Whitaker Shelter in the Garden of Rest….bring some biscuits! !”

Like to join our 'grrrrrreat' team of Lions and make a positive contribution to your community? Then as a Lions Club member or volunteer, you can get involved in fundraising, organising projects, using your talents, gaining new skills, making friends and having fun!

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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