Seaton Lions help local youth groups

PUBLISHED: 11:50 21 April 2016 | UPDATED: 08:55 26 April 2016

Seaton Youth Football team  with their cheque. Picture Ian Barradale

Seaton Youth Football team with their cheque. Picture Ian Barradale

© Ian Barradale Cerilian Photography

Cheques presented to Guides and youth football team

Seaton Guides with their cheque. Picture Ian BarradaleSeaton Guides with their cheque. Picture Ian Barradale

Seaton and District Lions Club has been helping local youth groups with much-needed donations.

They were recently contacted with appeals to help by the 1st Seaton Guides and the Seaton Youth Football teams.

1st Seaton Guides’ leader, Jane Johns, told them that the guides were going on a camping trip to Truro, Cornwall, at the end of May and needed to raise £800 towards the cost of the coach.

Seaton Lions were pleased to help them reach this target with a donation of £250 towards their transport costs.

Meanwhile, for many years Seaton Youth Football has had cause to be very grateful to Seaton Lions, who have provided a constant stream of financial support.

The organisation currently has 10 teams, which it believes to be the most ever.

About 140 young people are now actively involved in the club.

They are mixed teams, largely boys but with a few girls, in most age 
groups between seven and 16 and two relatively new girls’ teams at under 16 and 18.

The Lions have kindly sponsored what is currently the under-10 team.

Seaton and District Lions Club has further sponsored the club this year with a donation of £250.

Paul Grint, chairman of Seaton Youth Football, thanked the Lions for their generous donation, which will be used to provide much-needed equipment for the club.

He added that the Lions were much valued, long standing supporters of Seaton Youth Football.

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