The recent hot weather offered Lions John Smith and Margaret Willoughby the opportunity of splashing about in the water with the pupils of Bushy Leaze School. This was a follow up to the presentation of a cheque for £1100 collected from the raffle of 20 Easter Eggs throughout Alton and the surrounding villages.
Bushy Leaze has some 60 children with fifty per cent of the places designated to those with learning difficulties and disabilities. It also supports some 500 other children in Alton and the surrounding villages through an Outreach programme.
Head Teacher Patti Snook and Outreach organiser Ann Blackman said the donation was greatly appreciated and helped fill the gap in funding. The money will be used towards the purchase of a ‘Poddely’ construction kit and other equipment to assist in learning.
The Lions wish to thank the patrons, owners and managers of Alton, Four Marks and Worldham Golf Clubs, the Kingsley Tennis Centre, the Cricketers, the Cedars, the Four Horseshoes, the White Hart, the Railway Arms, the Wheatsheaf, the Market Hotel, the Swan, the King’s Head, the Star at Bentworth, the Golden Pheasant and the Rose and Crown at Farringdon, the Greyfriars, the Royal Oak at Lasham and Alton College.
The Lions Club of Alton welcomes new members and for details contact 0845 833 2701 or www.altonlions.org.uk