Lions chipper after recycling scheme

Derwent Lions president Ken Sutcliffe with hospice fundraiser Katie Jackson and Lions members Katheryn Newlove and Anthony Feasby.
Derwent Lions president Ken Sutcliffe with hospice fundraiser Katie Jackson and Lions members Katheryn Newlove and Anthony Feasby.

Two Lions Clubs in the Pocklington and district area raised almost £3,500 from their Christmas tree cycling campaign this year.

More than 400 trees were recycled as members raised cash for a variety of local causes, including St Leonard’s Hospice and the Stamford Bridge Community Pool.

The Lions crews in action on collection weekend.

The Lions crews in action on collection weekend.

Derwent Lions and Pocklington Lions members all chipped in and took to the streets of Stamford Bridge, Elvington and Pocklington, doing their bit for the environment while raising money.

Ken Sutcliffe, president of the Derwent Lions, said “Thanks to our sponsors without whom the event could not operate, to our volunteers who braved the cold and especially our communities that supported the event. The weekend was great fun and we hope next year will be even better.”