Lion John Clarkson Memorial Race Night

race nightPeterborough Lions are excited to invite you to our 2015 Race Night, at 7:30pm on Saturday 20th June at Eye Community Centre.

Those who attended last year will recall that we were packed out so this year we’ve moved to our new venue in Eye. Everyone is welcome and is sure of a great night out, and if you’re lucky you might even win a little bit of cash into the bargain!

We are looking for Race Sponsors (£30/race, which include a 3/4 page A5 advert in the program and admission for two people) and Horse Sponsors (£8/horse, includes admission for one person and a chance to win the winner’s prize). General admission is £3 on the door and includes a light buffet. A licensed bar will be available throughout the evening.

This year’s Race Night is being run as a memorial to Lion John Clarkson who sadly passed away late last year. Lion John was a very active member of our club, a key organiser of main fundraisers like our annual Carol Float, and someone who would have been heavily involved in this Race Night were he still with us. It would be fantastic if we could make this our biggest and best Race Night ever!

For more information please contact Lion Bill Peacock or use our contact form.

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who bought our 2014 quiz – another fantastic success and a credit to everyone who took part. Amongst the beneficiaries are 48 local charities and non-profit organisations who sold quiz leaflets on a 50:50 share basis.

We had 875 completed quiz sheets returned to us, 28 of which were 100% correct (up from 6 last year!). The results of the draw were:

1st Prize – D. Brewin, Spalding
2nd Prize – J Harrison, March
3rd Prize – B Stone, Crawley
4th Prize – J Bamford, Spalding
5th Prize – E Dickinson, Dereham
6th Prize – S Maplethorpe, Bretton
7th Prize – L Madden, Hemel Hempstead
8th Prize – J & G Harris, Longthorpe
9th Prize – D Blundell, Northampton
10th Prize – K Woods, Norwich

As always it’s great to see winners from outside Peterborough – thank you to everyone who returned entries and kept our markers busy!

If you didn’t return your quiz and want to mark your own, or (and this probably applies to most of us) just want to find the answers to the questions you couldn’t answer, the answers are available to download here: Peterborough Lions Quiz 2014 Answers (Adobe PDF format)

So that’s it for the 2014 quiz! Take the next six months off to relax and prepare yourself for the 2015 quiz, available from September.

PAB are a fantastic, local charity who have been providing invaluable practical and emotional support to the blind and partially sighted in and around Peterborough for 100 years.

Peterborough Lions were delighted to welcome PAB to speak to us at our February business meeting. The range of services and support provided by PAB is extensive and would fill a website on their own, so it’s a good job they have one! www.mypab.org.uk

As a service organisation committed to supporting local charities we are proud to support PAB and look forward to continued involvement over the next 100 years.

Lion Ray Garrood

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Peterborough Lion Ray Garrood. A Lion since 1975, Lion Ray’s career with Nat West Bank gave him the opportunity to move around the country and to join his local Lions club and to take on roles such as District Treasurer. Soon after retirement he joined Peterborough Lions Club.

Lion Ray and his wife Shirley were a great asset to Peterborough Lions, always diligent when investigating our many requests for funding and always willing to do their stint at selling our Quiz Sheets and on the Christmas Carol Float.

Lion Rays wise counsel will be greatly missed, our love and wishes go out to Shirley.

Peterborough Lions Club will shortly be hosting the annual District Convention for Lions Clubs from East Anglia. The event will see around 300 Lions Club members and their partners from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk gather at the Holiday Inn Peterborough West from 12-15 March.

The event will include social functions such as a partners visit to Burghley House for a guided tour, a themed party night, and a formal banquet and ball, as well as a full day convention on the Saturday which will be chaired by District Governor Kevin Rodgers from Wisbech Lions Club.

All the clubs in attendance are a part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organisation. Founded in 1917, it has over 1.3 million members worldwide and is best known globally for its work in trying to prevent blindness and assist the visually impaired. Each club also volunteers and raises funds for local community projects and in recent years Peterborough Lions has supported Peterborough Association for the Blind, Special Care Baby Unit, and Music and The Deaf Youth Orchestra, as well as provision of a community minibus for local charity or welfare use.

New members are always welcome; for more information please contact 08458 339534 or refer to www.peterboroughlions.org.uk.

All the members of Peterborough Lions Club would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Peterborough.

You very kindly made generous donations to our happy collectors at each of our Christmas Carol Float venues.

We managed to raise just over £3000 in total!

This money will go to help lots of varying causes throughout Peterborough and enable us to continue our support for groups and individuals alike.

Our main cause this year is Peterborough Association for The Blind.

We would also like to thank the people who came to help us from other worthy groups and charities.

The money raised is also a fitting tribute to John Clarkson who sadly died before Christmas and who had worked so hard on getting the Carol Float ready for another year.

Lion John Clarkson

It is with great sadness that we report the death shortly before Christmas of Peterborough Lion John Clarkson. He leaves a wife (a fellow Lion), two daughters and three sons.

Lion John was a very active member of the club, and heavily involved in some of our most important fundraising events – including the Christmas Carol Float, making his death in the days leading up to the last weekend before Christmas all the more poignant.

The funeral will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday 7th January at the Church of St. John The Baptist in Werrington. Family flowers only.

Santa and his helpers will be out at various supermarkets during the build up to Christmas.

Members of Peterborough Lions will be busy helping out and would all love to see you.

Here are the dates and venues:

December    2014

Friday                    5th         Lions Carol Float – Tesco Werrington 6pm  – 9pm

Saturday              6th         Lions Carol Float – Tesco Werrington 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 7th         Lions Carol Float – Sainsburys Bretton 10am – 4pm

Saturday              13th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Lincoln Road 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 14th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Lincoln Road 10am – 4pm

Friday                    19th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Stanground 6pm  – 9pm

Saturday              20th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Stanground 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 21st        Lions Carol Float – Sainsburys Bretton 10am – 4pm

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for all your support during 2014.

One of our club members Robert Mapletoft is on his way to reaching 100 blood donations this year.  His dedication to attending blood donor sessions over many years will be recognised with a certificate when he reaches the grand total of 100.

This achievement is something which Robert is obviously proud to have fulfilled.

His generous donations will have helped many people in various walks of life over the years.

As a club we would all like to congratulate him!

Signature are an organisation that promote excellence in communication with deaf people, and we are incredibly proud and pleased to report that Peterborough Lions John & Sheila Cheetham received the Community Spirit 2014 award.

Thank you to all those who voted. More information about the awards can be found on the Signature Annual Awards website.

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