Warning that Letchworth and Baldock Lions might close if new members not found

A charity group is appealing for help from the community it has served for a quarter of a century, otherwise it might cease to exist. Letchworth and Baldock Lions has seen its numbers dwindle and it is now at such an alarmingly low level it is appealing

A charity group is appealing for help from the community it has served for a quarter of a century, otherwise it might cease to exist.

Letchworth and Baldock Lions has seen its numbers dwindle and it is now at such an alarmingly low level it is appealing for new members.

The group currently has only 11 members, and many of them helped found the club 25 years ago.

During those years Letchworth and Baldock Lions has raised more than �300,000 for local causes as well as providing meals on wheels support and food parcels for more than 120 elderly residents each year.


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Now Letchworth and Baldock Lions' first female president Rachel Addy is urging people to help the group and has warned: "We will continue as best we can for as long as we can but we have to be realistic and say the long term outlook is not good unless we can get some new members and additional support.

"Lions is an international organisation, so it will continue, but it would be a shame if the Letchworth group came to an end after 25 years of supporting the community.

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"The time has come for us to ask for some help. We are in search of new members to bring fresh life and blood into this organisation.

"To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organisation, a leader in your community, and a friend of people in need."

Letchworth and Baldock Lions runs regular bingo nights and race evenings and offers days trips and social events for young people and the elderly.

It also holds a swimming gala for physically disabled children and young adults, and a family fun day each year, and the annual fireworks display at Letchworth football ground.

If you would like to volunteer you should email Mrs Addy on peapod57@hotmail.com or phone Harry Lote on 01462 686795.

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