Lions gala raises £320

Words and photos by Dave Barry

Scarborough Lions staged a gala charity event which raised £320.

It was held in the garden at the back of St Mark’s Church in Coldyhill Lane, Newby.

Club president Cyril Smith asked his granddaughter Vicki Smith to paint the faces of children, such as eight-year-old Ruby Lockwood, of Fieldside in Newby.

Cyril was assisted by fellow Lions Ann Golder, Roy Chambers, Alan Deacon, Tony Campbell, Rob Hunter and Gareth Jones - and their partners and friends.

Cyril's wife Maureen ran the stall selling cakes and handicrafts. Ann’s partner, Michael Plumb, was glad it wasn’t too hot as he was wearing the lion costume.

The gala featured games, a raffle, a tombola, refreshments and stalls selling plants, bric-a-brac and clothes.

The club is planning two further events.

The first is a free performance by Scarborough Concert Band, with guest Mike Leigh, at Westborough Methodist Church at 7.30pm on 8 September. The show will celebrate the centenary of Lions Clubs International, says president Cyril Smith.

The second is a 1940s dinner-dance at North Cliff Golf Club at 7.30pm on 17 November. Tickets cost £18 and can be booked by ringing 377334.