Anniversary inspires donations from Lions club
YOUTH groups and schools in the Thornbury area have each been given £500 by the town’s Lions club as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The club wanted to use the occasion to focus on young people and organised two presentation events so it could hand over the donations.
A total of 13 schools in the area received cash in order to buy books and sports equipment.
The second event saw cheques presented to five scout groups in Thornbury, Alveston and Olveston, to Severnvale Guiding for its brownies, rainbows and guides and to local army, sea and air cadets.
Lions president, Shekar Bheenuck, made the presentations and congratulated the groups for inspiring young people to be active.
The club said it was committed to helping the local community and would welcome new members to its meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Chantry in Castle Street.
Contact Colin Evans on 01454 414271 for more information.