Lions' collections are a roaring success

PUBLISHED: 14:59 15 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:07 19 January 2016

Santa and local children, Elisha, Harvey, Conner and Chloe with some of the Lions. Picture: IAN BARRADALE

Santa and local children, Elisha, Harvey, Conner and Chloe with some of the Lions. Picture: IAN BARRADALE

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Generous Seaton helps club raise more than £4,500 for worthy causes

Seaton and District Lions Club enjoyed a record breaking December – raising more than £4,500.

Officials say they are both ‘amazed and humbled’ by the response to their Christmas collections – money which will go towards helping local people in need and worthwhile causes.

Praising residents for their generous support, club president Ian Barradale said: “We have walked around the streets of Colyford, Colyton, Axmouth, Beer and Seaton with our Santa Sleigh. Father Christmas gave out sweets and treats to the amazing number of children who came out to see him this year.

“With our street collections and our collection outside Tesco on Christmas Eve, we have managed to raise a magnificent £4,532 and we would like to thank all those who gave so generously.

“All of this money will be used to help the local community, as well as national situations such as helping the flood victims in the North of England. Here, local Lions clubs in the affected areas have been active in volunteering help to clear up the flood damage.

“The Lions Clubs of Great Britain donated £25,000 within the first 24 hours to help with flood relief with more money being raised in the new year. We will help the Lions Clubs in the north as they helped the Lions Clubs here in the South West during the floods in the Somerset Levels in 2013/2014.

“Seaton and District Lions Club would like to invite applications from local people, clubs and organisations who are in need of help to be considered as deserving assistance from the money we have raised during our Christmas collection. We can be contacted through our website.”

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