Thanet Lions help record our heritage
In January 1857 a gale blew the ship Northern Belle towards Foreness Rock. The lugger VICTORY was launched in an attempt to save lives but unfortunatley the lugger was lost and nine local men died. A memorial was placed on the harbour wall Margate but it fell into disrepair and was missing for many years. Now a new memorial has been made and placed on the harbour wall. This is located close to the Turner Contemporary gallery.
Members of Thanet Lions present at the unveiling.
The board thanking contributors.
Thanet Lions helping Preston Primary School
Last year we started to help the school who wanted to create an environmental garden so that the children could have hands on experiences. From the school Demi Hilton had some fantastic ideas for the project but limited resources. Thanet Lions were able to help by funding the raised beds and as more interest "grew" in the project parents helped lay a concrete base for a new garden shed. The beds and base are now in place.
With the bee population under threat, to highlight awareness, Thanet Lions promoted a bee art project to some schools, Preston School entered and below are the entries, the winners received book tokens. Well done all of you children.
Thanet Lions and neighbouring Lions Clubs working together
21st April 2013 at the Sports Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury local Lions Clubs organised a "Its A Special Knockout " for people with disabilities Teams entered from all over East Kent. From Thanet, there were teams from Turning Point and Disabled Riding. They enjoyed indoor games, a disco and lunch all provided free of charge by the Lions Clubs using money raised from various events. Thanks also to Pharon for help with sponsorship.
Thanet Lions help Autistic Club
When Thanet Lions heard that the Autistic Club, run by Julia Geer, needed help, they immediately provided art equipment and then £300 towards running the Club including the tuck shop. We hope that this support group will now flourish. Pictured are Lion Alan handing over the cheque to Julia.
Tom Osbornes WALK
Lion Tom from Horsham Lions Club has set himself the challenge of walking the coast of Britain to raise awareness of Lions and to fund raise. In the photograph Tom arrives at Sandwich, accompanied by Lions from Deal, to be met by Lions from Thanet Lions Club. From Sandwich to Reculver Towers, Tom was accompanied by Lions from Thanet Lions Club and the Thanet Lions had sponsored fund raising for Viking Ward at QEQM Hospital.
Tom in Broadstairs
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