Record sum raised by Lions

PUBLISHED: 13:50 07 January 2014 | UPDATED: 21:01 07 January 2014

Seaton and District Lions Club raised a record sum with their Santa Float during December. Photo by Ian Barradale

Seaton and District Lions Club raised a record sum with their Santa Float during December. Photo by Ian Barradale

© 2012 - Ian Barradale

Seaton group’s festive fun nets a best-ever £3,958

Seaton and District Lions Club brought cheer to many and raised a record sum for charity during the festive period.

Early in December they entertained more than 100 senior citizens at Colyford Memorial Hall, providing them with a three-course Christmas lunch, which was followed by carols.

On December 14 the Lions held a tabletop sale at Seaton Town Hall, followed later in the day by a cabaret evening at which some 150 guest enjoyed a three-course dinner, with entertainment by vocalist Szara King and comedian/magician Paul Zee.

Although the accounts have not yet been finalised it is anticipated that the two town hall events will have yielded the club with a substantial total profit.

During December the Lions spent 13 nights touring Seaton, Colyton, Colyford, Axmouth and Beer with their Santa float, collecting money for the charities they support. In addition they parked the sleigh for a day at both Seaton Tesco and the Co-op where further collections were made.

As a result of their efforts the Lions collected a best ever December sum of £3,958.

A spokesman said they wanted to express their thanks to the residents for their very generous support.

Some of the money will be donated to the new Honiton day hospice which is expected to be completed in the summer.

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