The Lions Club of Ipswich held their 41st Charter Dinner on Saturday 26th April.
The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Hamil Clarke MBE was in attendance for a night of celebration of the Club’s achievements for the past year.
Members of the Ipswich Club have held many events throughout the past months raising money for local charities and good causes.
Lion President, Jane Hunt presented cheques to The Shelley Centre, who offer riding for the disabled, and to Ipswich Hospital SAU, who are raising funds to purchase a Bladder Scanner for use on the wards.
Past President Terry Hunt was then presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for all of his hard work over the years for the Lions Club. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.
Once the formal part of the evening was over, Lions and their guests enjoyed a night of dancing until late.
The evening was a great success, and not only highlighted the hard work that Lions Clubs do, it was also an opportunity for members of other local Lions Clubs to get together.
The Lions Club of Ipswich are always looking for new members, so if you would like to volunteer your time and help worthy local causes then The Club would love to here from you. Telephone 0845 833 2804 or email Ipswichfirstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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* Pictures from the top…Lion Terry Hunt receives his award
The Mayor and Mayoress of Ipswich
Presentation of cheque to The Shelley Centre
Presentation of cheque to Ipswich Hospital SAU