Lions set for fundraiser in memory of Ian

Pocklington Lions Club members with the club's mascot 'Pocko'.
Pocklington Lions Club members with the club's mascot 'Pocko'.

A charity golf day is being held by Pocklington Lions Club in memory of a former member of the group who died in a tragic boating accident last year.

The event will take place at the KP Club in Pocklington next Wednesday.

It will be the second year the club has held the golf day in honour of its former president Ian Steel.

Ian died while fishing on the River Trent in Nottinghamshire in January last year with his friend and another former Pocklington Lions Club president Neville Payne.

The emergency service rescued the pair after their boat overturned, but Ian sadly died at Lincolnshire County Hospital while Neville survived.

Paul Williams, a member of the club who is helping organise the golf day, said: “It went very well last year.

“This year we’re hoping for something similar. We have 16 or 17 teams this year and every hole has been sponsored.”

Funds raised on the day will go to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Sue Ryder and Riding for the Disabled.

Those taking part should meet at 12noon at the KP Club. The event starts at 1.30pm.
Individuals or teams wishing to take part should call Paul on 07947 065537.