As we drift into autumn, the primary concern in the thoughts of many is the cost-of-living crisis and the well-worn phrase ‘Eat or Heat’. For some time, Retford Lions has supported Bassetlaw Food Bank with their valuable work in the community, and Food Bank Manager Robert Garland joined the Lions’ meeting in August.
Robert explained how the food bank had grown during and since the pandemic. The charity now delivers food to qualifying recipients and has seen this steadily grow. One new venture is a mobile community, taking services to outlying villages and isolated areas, and allowing users to purchase food at a discount.
At a very successful presentation evening held at Retford Golf Club, cheques were presented to Bassetlaw Hospice and the RNLI totalling £6,000. The funds were raised at the recent Ted Waterfield Memorial Golf Day.
President Philip Mould attended the presentation of a Green Flag award gained by Kings Park to mark the wonderful work done to make the park one of the best in the country.
It is again the time of year when the club looks for areas to plant bulbs. They do this each year to brighten up verges and grassy areas around the town in the hope of beautiful displays in spring. Several weekends in October have been allocated for planting.
Socially, the club enjoyed an evening of Petanque at the Arena Petanque Club in Worksop. 18 members participated, playing for a trophy. Unfortunately, the evening was cut short by bad weather.