A local charity that has helped countless numbers of people in Hailsham and surrounding villages will hold a celebratory lunch to mark its 52nd anniversary on Sunday 2nd October.
Members of the local community will attend the Hailsham Lions’ Club event to be held at Wellshurst Golf & Country Club in Hellingly, to include past and present members and guests of honour including the Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Paul Holbrook.
The toast of ‘Our Guests’ will be proposed by the club’s President Kathy Butler, after which Councillor Holbrook will deliver a response on behalf of residents and local community organisations.
Since their establishment in 1970, Hailsham Lions Club members have worked on a variety of fundraising projects and events in the local community, donating all proceeds to local good causes. The group was chartered in September 1970 with the principal aim to help less fortunate people locally and regionally.
Over the past 52 years, Hailsham Lions have raised vital funds for various local groups including East Sussex Air Ambulance, as well as national and international causes such as the Tsunami Appeal, the Haiti Appeal and the Royal British Legion Wings Appeal.
Commenting on their efforts, Councillor Holbrook said: “The goal of the Lions’ Club is to do whatever is necessary to help those who can’t help themselves and they are doing an excellent job.”
“As a true community group, the Hailsham Lions’ Club has given hope and help to countless individuals and families through the years, and everyone who has been involved in the group’s various fundraising events should be applauded for this important work.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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