Retford Lions Club

by | 31 May 2024 | Lions, Retford

The post of President of Lions is changed annually and this year Lion President Margaret Campbell will be handing the title at the Retford club over to Maureen Lilly. The handover takes place at lunch provided at West Retford Hotel. Guests this year include representatives from Bassetlaw Hospice, which is one of Lions’ nominated charities.

The British Heart Foundation has recently launched a national awareness campaign to highlight the importance of CPR and defibrillator training. This is a priority within Lions, who have been carrying out training for local group and schools. The training is free of charge and a session can be booked by contacting Lions. The next session will be at Carr Hill School.

Lions recently purchased a new portable marquee for fundraising and to support events; its first outing was at Charter Day.

Thank you everyone who bought a duck for Lions duck races on Charter Day. As always, it was a popular event which sold out quickly. A big thank you too to Retford Rugby Club for rescuing all the ducks from the river.

The winning yellow ducks were 1219, 31 and 612 and the buyers were very pleased with their prizes. The red (business) duck race winner was Reflections Hair and their £1,000 prize will be presented to charities SCUBA and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

The events raised money for Lions charity work, most of which helps people in need in the Retford area.

The annual cycle run was a great success with over 100 riders taking to the roads. This ever-popular event is supported by riders from all over the country and is becoming better supported each year. Thanks go out to Dominic Battersby of Bridgegate Cycles and his family for all their hard work making it such a success.

Lions’ next big event is he annual golf day at Retford Golf Club on 10th July. More than 35 teams have registered and Lions would like to thank all local businesses for their support in sponsoring holes and the Golf Club staff for their help and support.