Having formed in 1968 Thanet Lions Club recently celebrated its 51st Anniversary. Times have changed but our motto ‘We Serve’ remains. In the early days we would hold jumble sales and Donkey Derby’s, these have been replaced by quiz nights and Boot Fairs, but the need for help is still as great.

£3000.00 presentated to 1st Westgate Scout Group for new flooring. L-R Akela, Gavin Wallis, Lion Bob, Lion President Steve, Rainbow Sparkle Gemma

 Thanet Lions would like to thank everyone who has supported the Club – from attending our quizzes, boot fairs, race night, to placing money in our tins and donating clothes, toys and furniture. Thank you.

Monies raised by our fundraising events are spent is so many different ways. Last year we supported 1st Westgate Scout Group with new flooring in their hut, Inspirations Drama Group with a camera and video camera, defibrillators to The Shed and Pharmacy at Palm Bay and 260 Christmas hampers were distributed to those who deserved that ‘little extra’. Every month we receive requests for help for the basics in life – clothing, furniture, white goods and ‘top ups’ for electricity and gas. All requests are considered carefully and help will be supplied wherever we can.

Thanet Lions Club members also give their ‘time’. One of our favourite events is our annual It’s a Special Knockout’. Lion members from other Clubs in our Zone, Canterbury, Deal and Walmer and Whitsable and Herne Bay also took part. A fun day of games and dancing for adults with special needs. Six teams took part this year, competing in games such as ‘post a letter’, ‘hang the washing on the line’ and ‘curling’ to name but a few. Congratulations to the winning team –Thanet Dream Girls, from Thanet Disabled Riding Centre.

Zone Chairman Geoff Lindley presenting the winners of the ‘It’s a Special Knockout’ – Thanet Dream Girls from the Thanet Disabled Riding Centre.

We would like to thank Pharon, Independent Financial Advisers and The Tizard Centre at the University of Kent for their continued sponsorship and support, to Whitstable Community College for all their help on the day

Our annual Summer Fete and Dog Show will take place Sunday 25th August (Bank Holiday weekend) at Victoria Gardens Broadstairs 10.00am -4.00pm. If anyone would like to book a pitch, or you think we can help you please telephone us on 0845 8339532 or you can find us at www.thanetlions.org or on Facebook.