On behalf of Alton Lions Club (CIO) and all those families and individuals that Lions help at this time of year, I would thank to the people of Alton and the surrounding villages for their kind and generous support for the Alton Lions Christmas Appeal.
Despite the current economic pressures, the response to the Christmas house-to-house postcard delivery has been amazing.
This year the total raised to date has come to more than £4,430 which, together with the £662 collected at Sainsbury’s store, has produced an impressive overall result of over £5,000.
This generosity has enabled Alton Lions to provide vouchers to over 100 families and individuals in our community who would otherwise have less to enjoy over Christmas.
In addition, financial donations have been made to Marlfields, Alton Community Association, the Women’s Refuge, and the Memory Café, towards their own Christmas celebrations.
Alton Lions would like to take this opportunity to thank the management of Sainsbury’s, Alton, for allowing the collection at the store. And to their customers for donating gifts to the Lions Christmas trolley.
These, together with gifts donated by the children of Alton School Lower School, have enabled Lions to make up parcels to bring seasonal cheer to many elderly folk living alone in our community.
It reflects a year in which, once again, the people of Alton and the villages, together with the local business community, have pulled out the stops to support Lions activities and we give sincere thanks to them all.
Alton Lions Club has a strong team of volunteer supporters who help with these events, from marshalling for races and the Classic Car Show, to organising the chocolate Tombola at the Lions Christmas Craft Market, their support is invaluable.
Thank you to everyone for your big-hearted support in 2022.
On behalf of Alton Lions Club (CIO) I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2023.
Alton Lions Club (CIO)