Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, patron of Lions Clubs International in the British Isles and Ireland (“Multiple District 105”), officially opened the Lions’ new shelter on Wednesday 14 September 2011 at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Lions raised over £40,000 to create the purpose-built shelter so that visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, could take a rest or find refuge from inclement weather.