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Horncastle Lions create new Community Larder.

The Horncastle Community Larder has been running for some years providing food and emergency supplies to see that  homeless people and families   at least have something to eat until arrangements can be made to get them social security money. There are also washing machines and a tumble drier for those unfortunate enough not to have these facilities.

Cans and dry food are collected by local churches and our friends Rotary Club pledge regular finacial help. A valuable and unfortunately vital service in this day and age.

From the outset the larder was housed in the local youth club building owned by the County Council who seemed hapy to forget to ask for rent and the cost of electricity to run the appliances. All this ended when the County Council hived off the building to the Judo Club who would allow the arrangement to continue but on a rental basis.

The Community Larder did not have these sort of funds and cast about for an alternative home. In the way that things happen in small towns it so happened that  Lions Dave Birchall and Bob Wayne just happened to be Trustees of the Manor House Street Community Centre. A block of four adjoining 4' x 6' cupboards were located, if the dividing walls could be removed and a new door fitted into the passage a 12' x 8' room could be created albeit with 9 doors!

The next bit was easy, Lions Derek Ashton and Malcolm Padley, are retired joiners! With Dave and Bob as labourers the job of removing the stud divisions was soon done. Racking is being built and will be installed in time for the big move in on January 8th. That just left installing the appliances - no problem, Lion Tony Clark is a plumber.

As Lions - "WE SERVE"


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