This week, a number of our members attended the funeral and then the thanksgiving service for Jim Corrall, the Elder Statesman of Henley Lions Club. Jim had been an active and valued member for 35 years. He held many roles within the club, including that of President and a champion of drink and drug awareness in schools and with children in general. His involvements and achievements are too numerous to mention here. Jim will be much missed by all and we wish him peaceful rest and Godspeed.
On a much happier note, we welcomed Joan Evans, a new member who was inducted into the club at the beginning of this month. I certainly hope that Joan will enjoy the time spent with us and the satisfaction that our efforts bring to us all.
This Saturday (26 October) club members were on duty at the entrance of the Tesco Henley store to accept donations of groceries etc. from shoppers for the Henley Food Bank. I have to say that folks were very generous in their giving and will help enormously for those less fortunate at this time. One lady who wished to remain anonymous entered the store with two trollies, filling one with her own shopping and the other with her donation to the food bank. Fantastic, many many thanks.
On 30 November in conjunction with Toad Hall Garden Centre, Father Christmas will be in attendance and will welcome children (of all ages) to his Grotto at Toad Hall. Do come along to see him, all proceeds from the event will go to Henley Riding for the Disabled to allow them to continue the wonderful work that they do.
If you would like to know more about us, please visit our web site at www.henleylions.org.uk