President's Blog - September 2021
Thank you for visiting our website. It has been a difficult 18 months, not just for ourselves but all volunteer organisations, many events have been unable to go ahead. We were very pleased that we were able to go ahead with our ball race at the beginning of August, our first fundraising event since December 2019. We followed up with stalls at the Emergency Services safety awareness day at Clarence Drive Playing Fields, and good weather and an excellent attendance ensured that a good day was had by all.
It is with regret then that we have had to take the decision to cancel our bonfire and firework display, when everything is booked and in place to go ahead with it. Central government have talked about a possible lockdown at the end of October. That together with the fact that, following large numbers attending events elsewhere, positive Covid cases have risen dramatically, and with the Safety Advisory Group asking us to ensure crowd safety, it is an impossible ask for us. A firework display, without the bonfire, stalls etc just wouldn’t create the same atmosphere, and we therefore had to take the difficult decision to cancel. We hope that by next year, we will be somewhere near normality, or at least more able to control and live with Covid, and many more events be able to go ahead.
In the meantime, we continue to serve our community, supporting local schools and sports teams, and individuals with grants and funding for projects.
Keep safe everyone.
Lion President John Sellers.
In August Filey Lions funded a defibrillator for Speeton Villiage
Edna is 100!
Filey Lions presented flowers to Edna Bates on the celebration of her 100th birthday
Lion President John presents a Tablet and iPAD to Silver Birches so residents can contact their families & friends
Lion President John and Vice President Brenda delivered gifts to Bill & Joan Robson on their Diamond wedding anniversary
Filey Lions presented gifts to Allan and Eve Skilbeck on their Golden Wedding anniversary
Lion president John presents much needed PPE to Christina Makin and Shannon Collins at Hylands
Flowers from Lion President John Sellers for Grace Cartwright on her 102nd Birthday
Pinfold lodge PPE
Lion president John and Lion Rich present much needed PPE to Nuch, Lisa and Lisa at Pinfold Lodge, Hunmanby
New Lion Alan
Lion President and VP induct new member Alan Cassady-Bishop over a Messenger video conference session