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Chester Lions celebrate 57 years of achievement

A DINNER to mark 57 years of achievement of the Chester Lions charity was held in April. It took a look back to 1917 in America when a group of business men and professionals  formed to serve their local community by helping the less fortunate.

After the Second World War, the Lions expanded into Europe and the UK,

When Chester Lions started in 1960 there were very few clubs in England and none in Scotland but since then Lions have spread their wings throughout the UK and the World and with 1.4 million members in 200 countries, Lions is the world's largest service organisation.

Over the last 55 years Chester Lions has raised around £2 million and about 90% has been used in support of charitable causes in the local area with the remainder helping international projects such as Water Wells, Eye camps and major disasters.

In 2009 Chester Lions major charity fund raising events included the London Marathon, The Ladies Driving Challenge and "Fireworks at the Racecourse".

Chester Lions are always looking for new members. Anyone interested in finding out more call on 01244 300759 or email info@chesterlions.co.uk

 

 

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