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Lions Present Cheques to Charity


Hethersett Lions President Bob McKibben presents cheques for 1,000 to Molly Housego of Break (left) and Liz Brown of the Edith Cavell Centre (right)

Hethersett and District Lions Club has presented cheques for 1,000 to two local charities.

At its June 2011 meeting President Bob McKibben presented the money to Liz Brown, co-ordinator for the Edith Cavell Day Centre and Molly Housego, senior fundraiser and Legacy Officer for Break.

The Edith Cavell Day Centre is based at Swardeston and has been in existence for 25 years with 45 volunteers and four paid staff. It gives day care to the elderly and disabled within a sociable environment and organisers a number of activities. More information on the centre is available on its web site which can be accessed by clicking here. The centre covers a wide local area including Hethersett, Cringleford, Poringland and Eaton.

Norfolk based charity Break has been helping vulnerable people in Norfolk for 40 years and today provides a whole host of caring including homes for children and young adults, short holidays and breaks for the vulnerable, assessments for families in crisis and mentoring schemes for young people. You can read more about Break on its official web site which can be accessed by clicking here.

Break is shortly opening a new children's home in Thetford: "This donation will kick start our fund-raising appeal for the new home," Molly Housego said.

The money for the donations was raised from a number of services provided by the Hethersett Lions Club and primarily from their candyfloss machine which can be seen at events throughout the year and also from charity car parking at Moneyfacts Ltd in Thorpe Road during Norwich City home games and recent rock concerts at Carrow Road by Rod Stewart and JLS. Last season parking for football matches alone brought in almost 5,000.

The Lions candyfloss machine will be in action at Hethersett's Come and Try Sports event on the Memorial Playing Field on July 23rd when over 25 sports will be available for the public to try free of charge.

Other Flossie bookings include the following:

24th June - Recreation Ground Road School 6-8 p.m

24th June - Mulbarton Infant School after school

1st July - Browick Road 6-8 p.m

2nd July - Taverham Fayre

15th July Robert Kett 6-8.30 p.m.

For more information on Hethersett and District Lions Club click here.