Lions Club marks 100 years of supporting charities in Saffron Walden
PUBLISHED: 18:33 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:33 05 September 2017
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A hundred years of fun was celebrated by Saffron Walden Lions Club on Saturday, September 2 in the grounds of St Mark’s College in the town.
About 100 people bought tickets to enjoy tea on the lawn, games and music through the decades. The Mayor of Saffron Walden, Councillor Richard Freeman was a sport volunteering to take his place in the stocks and others had a go at topple the tins, the limbo, quoits, skittles and croquet as well as giant Jenga.
The event raised several hundred pounds for Support 4 Sight, the charity for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Lions, who have over a million members world wide, exist to raise money for good causes each in their own locality but also have a pooled fund for international disasters.
The live music was provided by The Nightingale Duo who played songs from the 20s and 30s, Pure Sax, the jazz band from Saffron Walden County High School who played jazz and swing from the 40s and 50s, the duo, Diana Hoy and Wendy Watts who sang the 60s and 70s and the band Crimson Shadow, who brought the music up to date.
Organiser Pam Mugliston said: “We were very pleased with the day. The weather was wonderful and people could sit on the grass, listen to the music have afternoon tea and play games.”