Serving the community since 1969, raising money to support good causes

Uckfield Lions held their 55th Charter lunch at Wellshurst golf club on Sunday 3rd, celebrating 55 years of serving their local community.

Lion President Terry Mason welcomed, Guest of honour Councillor Jackie Love Mayor of Uckfield and Lions District Governor Paul Dedman with his wife Daphne, along with members of Zone 1C Lions clubs Bexhill, Hailsham, Hastings Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford, SEBI as well as visiting Lions clubs Rottingdean, Henfield and East Grinstead.

After an excellent three course lunch, Lion President Terry thanked Uckfield lions for all their work in the local community raising thousands of pounds though out the year for good causes.

Presentations where then made to Lion Chris Macve  for 45 years’ service ,Lion John Gilbert 10 years and Peter Llyod Bostock 10 years by District Governor Paul Dedman ,after which he presented  three Uckfield Lion’s Keith Mates , Lion Chris Sherwood and Lion  Frank Phillips on behalf of Lions Clubs international Foundation with  Melvin Jones fellowship awards .The Melvin Jones award is the highest award presented  to Lions for their service to Lions international and most importantly their work in the local community through Lions and other work they do to help others.

In her response to the speeches  Mayor Jackie Love thanked  all of the Lions for their work in their local communities , and said she had especially enjoyed being a judge for the Uckfield Lion Roar competition for junior school children, where they invent an item that they believe could save the planet ,in her words the commitment from the children on that occasion had brought tears to her eyes on more than one occasion.

If you would like to become a Lion and help people in your local community less fortunate than yourself, please see  www.uckfield,see what we do on our website and then fill in the contact page ,or contact Lion David Skinner on 01323 767656