Lions have sprung into action, by the time you read this they will be well into fundraising activities. Not only collecting on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer relief (which is going on as I write), but also preparing Easter chocolate baskets which are placed in local businesses — pubs, cafes etc. — as a raffle prize, they represent real value. Each basket holds about £35.00 worth of chocolate eggs etc. and prizes are drawn even if the 100-name card has not been completely filled. With odds less than 100–1, they are a real bargain.
The Lions are also well into sales of trained Red Racing Ducks to businesses as shown in last month’s Retford Life. The magazine team have been very helpful with this year’s preparations and they hope firms will support the Lions in this fun fundraising event on Charter Day. Remember, your firm can win a cheque for £1,000! Any firm wanting to know more about sponsoring a ‘Pedigree Racing Duck’ please contact email@example.com or call 01777 870851.
The earlier warm weather also encouraged growth of most things, so spring flowering bulbs quickly appeared everywhere. When you’ve seen daffodils on green spaces and verges around Retford, chances are they were planted by Retford Lions Club. The club estimate that they’ve planted over 75,000 bulbs in the last 25 years! So, every March/April it’s payback time and you see spring providing colour in many places. Lions hope that for a small outlay and a bit of effort digging each October, the visual rewards right across our community are considerable — enjoy!