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Santa’s Parking Lot

It seems that even Santa isn’t immune from having to clear out the clutter. Accompanied by his most trusted elves, he’s been clearing out the garage which should house the sleigh, but which has now become a repository for anything that Lions want to store. Ever resourceful, Santa and the elves negotiated the use of […]

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Supporting Troop Aid – Buddies Night Fundraiser

“The chance to clean their teeth, wash their hair or put on a clean pair of socks when putting up with an unplanned diversion or overnight stop is a simple thing that helps them carry on and feel loved” I sometimes think that as Lions we spend too much time saying what we do and […]

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Santa’s Magic Rubs Off

As a small child, I found the magic of Christmas palpable. I’d imagine what it would be like to visit Santa’s home and watch the elves making the toys. I’d try extra hard to be really good in the hope that I’d get something really nice at Christmas and my sister and I would sit […]

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Spread a Smile of Joy

Ask 100 people what they most associate with Lions Clubs and the number 1 answer is likely to be the Santa Sleigh. At Castle Bromwich the Christmas Sleigh is our biggest fundraising event of the year, but it’s so much more than just fundraising. Before we became Lions Eric and I helped with the Santa […]

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Splat the Rat

There are certain fete ideas that have become so much part of the culture associated with English country fairs and fundraising activities that we take them for granted, but I have to wonder who thought up the idea of splatting a rat as it emerges from a plastic tube and what made them think it […]

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Pork Scratchings – The New Super Food

I’ve never really fathomed the attraction of Pork Scratchings, but I’m probably alone in that as most Lions at the Sheldon Country Park Fayre seemed very keen to have their share, whilst at the same time bemoaning how bad they were for their health. Perhaps I have some good news for them, pork scratchings have […]

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