Following the success of the Martlesham road races, the Art Show & Sale held in The Salvation army Hall raised £420. Thanks to all those who donated, bought or helped. We hope to hold further Art sales in Spring and Autumn 2018.
Quay Time, a joint venture with Woodbridge Quay Church is gathering momentum. At a recent session participants were putting together ideas for their future programme. Quay Time is an informal opportunity for people to meet over tea and cakes, to have a chat and to design their own future activities. The next social afternoon will be on Wednesday 13th December in Woodbridge Quay Church. Transport can be arranged for anyone who would otherwise find it difficult to get to Quay Street.
At this time of year our fundraising efforts become focussed on the Christmas Parcels project, which takes a new format this year. Thanks to the Tesco management for their kind permission, we shall be holding collections at the Tesco store, Martlesham Heath on Monday 11th and Thursday 14th December; then on Saturday 16th in Woodbridge Town Centre. As is now traditional, we shall be accompanying Father Christmas on his tours of Woodbridge; Wednesday 20th December – Warwick Ave, Edwin Ave, Barton Road, Collingwood Road, Beresford Drive, Bury Hill and Bury Hill Close and then Thursday 21st December – a tour of Peterhouse Crescent and adjacent roads. The jolly old gentleman sets out at 6.00pm and will be out and about until around 7.30pm, when the reindeer need to be fed and settled for the night.
Never a Club to neglect the social programme, we enjoyed a Halloween / Guy Fawkes themed party, our thanks to Yvonne and Chris for their generous hospitality. We now look forward to our Christmas party in mid-December – a welcome break from the fundraising and parcels preparation – hoping against hope that our carol singing has improved.
We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of two former Lions; Don Burgoyne and David Gay. Both former Presidents, each had contributed much to the life and character of the Club. Our thoughts are with their families.
May we take this opportunity to thanks everyone who has supported us in whatever way over the past twelve months and wish you all a safe and peaceful Christmas and a healthy and rewarding New Year.