Dreams of summer holidays are fast fading and Autumn is upon us. The Lions’ Club of Woodbridge & District looks forward to a busy time, with the annual Martlesham Heath 10k, 5k and Fun Run on Sunday 8th October. This year’s event is part of the Suffolk Grand Prix and we are hoping for a record entry as runners aim for a personal best in this late season race over a fast, flat course, It’s a great event for spectators, as the four lap 10k offers a chance to see the the race leadership unfold. The Pavilion Cafe with the renowned homemade cakes will once again be open for business. Races start from 10am, from The Green at Martlesham Heath.
Hard on the heels of the race we have an Art Show and Sale on Saturday 14th October in the Salvation Army Hall, New Street, just off the Thoroughfare in Woodbridge. Local art clubs have generously donated a number of original paintings, all of which are for sale, framed, at realistic prices with nothing more than £25. The show opens at 10am through to 3pm., tea, coffee and home made cakes will be available.
Also in October we look forward to the launch of “Quay Time” a joint project with Quay Street Church to provide an opportunity for anyone looking for company to get together and organise their own programme of activities and events. Watch out for details of this exciting new project.
Although we prioritise local community activities, sometimes events elsewhere in the world cannot be ignored. We support the Lions’ Clubs International Foundation, a unique disaster and emergency fund. The Foundation uses the international network of Lions’ Clubs to make emergency funds available close to the scene of natural disasters – most recently in Sierra Leone, India and Bangladesh and the Caribbean and South Eastern United States. Using the Lions network bypasses government bureaucracy and enables relief agencies such as the Red Cross to buy emergency supplies in neighbouring countries or states, speeding up the response and reducing transport costs.
Even when we busy, we recognise the importance of taking the time for informal social events and we look forward to a fancy dress Halloween / Guy Fawkes Party.