Retford Lions’ Charter Day activities and earlier fundraising efforts leading up to Charter Day on 6th May, have again been successful. Red Duck sales went well and the Lions wish to thank the many sponsors of pedigree racing ducks. This and the Yellow Duck race event, together with the cycle event (and other fundraising efforts, included baskets of chocolates and Easter eggs which were raffled in local pubs shops, etc), has again helped boost their funds to support local charities and good causes. A huge thank you to everyone who helped in these fundraisers, as well as those who allowed the display and entry to win and buy baskets in their premises. Without these nameless helpers the Lions could not begin the charity work they manage to do.
WINNER OF YELLOW DUCK RACE
The young winner of the £200 first prize from the Yellow Duck race received his winnings from Lions president Kath Bradley and secretary Graham Venables after the race. He looked a little bemused with all the fuss but has reportedly already decided to spend some of his winnings on Lego.
CORPORATE RED DUCK PRESENTATION
A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Retford’s Bassetlaw Hospice, following the Charter Day success of the duck sponsored by local estate agents Newton Fallowell. The Lions and the hospice were delighted as with great generosity, as sharp-eyed readers may have noticed, there was a further cheque presented when the firm very generously matched these winnings with a further £1,000 donation to Bassetlaw Hospice.
Lions are holding The Ted Waterfield Golf Tournament on Wednesday 17th July. This promises to be a very exciting event and spectators are again welcome; the golf course restaurant will have food available for all to purchase.
In early August, the Lions will strongly support the Doncaster Disabled Sports event on 10th August; whilst in September they will hold their annual Motor Show. Look out for more details about the Motor Show next month, as there are suggestions that it will be enhanced by a vintage car and motorbike rally!