Newsletter - August 2017

You’ll no doubt recall that in March we raised funds to help the Basingstoke Bluefins (Disability) swimming team represent the South Region at the 2017 Special Olympics in Sheffield. The team performed superbly. Their overall medal haul was 5 golds,  4 silvers and 2 bronze with 19 personal bests out of 23 swims.  That is a truly fantastic achievement. Well done the Bluefins!

Not to be outdone, our immediate past President abseiled off the Spinnaker Tower in aid of the ABS Charity and raised £1500. The Club optimistically nicknamed the event “The Spinnaker Splat”, and when she asked how she might cushion her fall, cynically offered her a whoopee cushion. We’re all heart!

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The Basingstoke Breast Cancer Self Help Group ran a super fundraising skittles evening at the Conservative Club which a group of us attended. We weren’t much cop at the bowling, but we did win a bar of chocolate in the raffle.

MacMillan’s Coffee morning is coming up soon. We’ll be supporting – will you?

World Sight Day is on Thursday 12th October: We will have our usual stall in Festival Place. So please remember to bring your redundant spectacles to us and we will ensure that they have a second life helping some of the poorest people on earth to achieve a better life. There will also be people on hand to advise on sight related matters.

Quiz Night at Cliddesden Millenium Hall on 18 November: Contact Philip Wilson philipjhwilson@btinternet.com  to reserve your table for 4 at this mental masochists’ marathon. Remember we can only accommodate 22 teams and several teams have already booked.

Disport Games: I’m sorry to report that they had to be cancelled. It is hoped to re-instate them next year. We’ll keep you posted.

LIONS CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Put your contact details on the “Contact Us” page and someone will get in touch.