Rutland Lions thanks groups for fundraising help and support

Chris Wallis, chairman of the community service committee for Rutland Lions hands over medical emergency bottles to Carole Brown of Voluntary Action Rutland, right, and Kate Yardley.
Chris Wallis, chairman of the community service committee for Rutland Lions hands over medical emergency bottles to Carole Brown of Voluntary Action Rutland, right, and Kate Yardley.

A fundraising group has thanked clubs and members throughout the county who have helped it raise more than £11,000 for good causes.

Rutland Lions has joined 900 other Lions clubs across the country in recognising the support they get from their local communities for fundraising in their areas.

The club has helped more than 35 causes in Rutland, such as junior sports teams, disability support groups, a playground in Lyddington and providing defibrillators in Oakham and Wing.

Club president Paul Brook said: “We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone in Rutland who has given money, time or other support to the Lions.”

Last week, the club donated more than 500 bottles to Voluntary Action Rutland for distribution as part of Message in a Bottle, a scheme which encourages people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and common location - the fridge.