CELEBRATING THE QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY - on Saturday 11th June Crowborough Lions hosted a Summer Tea Party for ninety of the town’s senior citizens to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. Guest of honour Town Mayor, Cllr. Ron Reed and his wife were joined by Tesco representative Amy Murphy who was suitably garbed for the occasion.
The guests were royally entertained by Sarah St John who presented a range of songs from the Great American Songbook and many of our guests joined in the lyrics.
Pictured are Club President Hilary Lyon and the Mayor with the specially commissioned birthday cake, Amy Murphy representing cool Britannia, and our guests toasting the Queen.
The Club was pleased to support Wadhurst United Junior Football Club U-14s by sponsoring their kit for the coming season. The cheque was presented to the U-14s at their annual presentation and fun day at Sparrows Green recreation ground by Lions Club President Terry Mason who emphasised the scope of Crowborough Lions’ activities and the wide area for which it is responsible including of course Wadhurst and Ticehurst.
Pictured with the team are Terry addressing the crowd, accompanied by Cindy & Ron Woods.
Recognising the importance of Crowborough Miniature Railway’s contribution to the social and economic life of the town, Crowborough & District Lions Club has donated £5,000 to their ambitious extension programme.
Once completed, the railway will more than double in length. This will allow and encourage the growth of the Society, and permit more locomotives to operate at the same time.
Chairman of the Society, Malcolm Place advised that the Lions' contribution “will go a long way to oiling the wheels of completion.”
It was during the half-time interval at the Crowborough Athletic FC home match against Bearsted FC that Crowborough Lions officially presented the sponsored kit to the U14 girls team. The presentation clearly inspired the first team which was 0-1 down at half-time but rallied to win 2-1 and move back to the top of the league.
Pictured are founder member David Martin presenting a shirt to team manager Paul Onslow with joint team manager Lesley Berry second from left. Other Lions pictured are (l to r) Alan Kempthorne, Mike Blackledge, Brian Meyers, Eric Neal, Robin Streatfield and Alan Cridland.