Lions Award for Outstanding Service to the Community presentation

Oliver (left) and Maximillian Le Feuvre receiving a Lions Award for Outstanding Service to the Community on behalf of their grandfather, former local radio presenter, Paul Le Feuvre

Paul passed away in 2018 before Lions were able to present the award to him.

Then came Covid and his family were not in a position to accept the award on his behalf.

April 13 was the first occasion when Lions were able to meet up with Paul’s widow, Liz, (right) and their son, Jean Marc Le Feuvre (centre), wife Liz and the two boys, who had travelled from Switzerland to be with their family for Easter.

In handing over the award and a framed picture of their grandfather to the  boys, Alton Lions President, Moira Baker, told them:

“Paul was a very special man.  He was someone who, with your grandmother’s support, gave unstintingly of his time to support the community in which he lived, and would always go that extra mile to help someone in need.

“He was a great friend of Alton Lions Club and of the town as a whole, and he spent many hours, not only here in the bandstand, but elsewhere in the town, acting as Master of Ceremonies for events such as Party in the Park, the Last Night of the Proms, the Christmas Lights Switch-On, the Yuletide Festival, the Classic Car Show, and endless fetes and galas.  And he would always dress the part!

“First and foremost however, your grandfather was passionate about the power of radio to communicate with the wider community. He was a well know voice behind the microphone, and was heavily involved in hospital radio and a founder member of Wey Valley community radio.

“He was also very proud of his family and especially of his son, your father, and of you, his two grandsons.

“We hope that in accepting this award it will remind you of how very proud we are of him.”