Wives and partners of Swindon Lion members were busy during 2012 raising money for charity at monthly coffee mornings.
They chose to support the respite centre for children with severe disabilities at Upper Shaw Farm after one of the ladies heard about the work of Hop, Skip and Jump.
Swindon Lions chair Thelma Potts, presenting a cheque for £228 to Hop, Skip and Jump manager Michael Lowe, said: “Lions are all about working for the community and raising money for good causes. The wives and partners group get together independently and choose their own charity to support.
“Swindon Lions would also really like to hear from readers who would like to join the branch and get involved in our fundraising efforts throughout the year.”
The branch has been in existence for 48 years and welcomes men and women to its meetings on the first and third Monday of the month at the DeVere Village at Shaw Ridge.
Members organise the big firework’s display at the Polo Ground in November, Christmas collections and several smaller fundraising events during the year, and also enjoy social activities.
To find out more call Alan Mitchell on 01793 642898.
Hop Skip and Jump are always keen to hear from groups, businesses and individuals interested in supporting their work with children.
Find out more by contacting Michael Lowe, centre supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 977175 or 07557 435012.
Pictured: Michael Lowe, with Lions president Thelma Potts, right, and Nina Mitchell.