Maidenhead Lions News
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March 2018 News
Maidenhead Lions are pleased report another successful Prostate awareness evening The event was oversubscribed and our volunteer phlebotomists worked tirelessly trying to keep up with the demand
March 2017 News
Maidenhead Lions are proud to announce support with a presentation of a donation from our Legacy funds of £13450 to Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice, to help them complete the fitting out of the new centre.
Our MP/PM Mrs May took time to pull 5 teams from the hat, each of whom will receive the bonus £200 for their nominated charities. They are All Saints Junior School who swam at 2pm and only entered 3 weeks ago, returning after many years break; Cox Green Townswomen’s Guild who have swum at 7am for the last 21 years and this year are supporting Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Care; Russell Hern’s ‘Untouchables’ team who have supported Maidenhead Stroke Club for many years & swam at 6pm; Windsor & Maidenhead Starfish Swimming Club who swam at 6pm and are lucky enough to win this bonus for the 2nd year running; St Piran’s School whose 8 teams swam at 3pm as usual and are supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind this year.
The President’s Cup for the team which most epitomises the spirit and fun of the day, will go this year to the Dorney Youth Club, whose 3 teams swam at 7am. It was a hard choice as so many teams also epitomised the spirit and made amazing efforts. Some of the main contenders were the 3 SportsAble teams at 12 noon, Alwyn Infants school at 1pm, Allsorts from St Mary’s church at 2pm and W&M Starfish at 6pm - all of these and many others made the whole event emotional, inspirational, satisfying, the most amazing fun and not forgetting totally exhausting!
Dates for your diary :
The awards evening will be Friday 17th March (a month earlier than last year) at Cox Green. One of our local Paralympians, Jeanette Chippington, has kindly agreed to make the presentations. She has helped us in this way previously, and indeed swam yesterday in her brother David’s St Marks Church team at 6 pm.
And next years Swimarathon is 6th January 2018.
The 2017 Swimarathon in January was our 32nd, and proved amazingly successful again; thoroughly enjoyed by all participants, and 50+ helpers. 35 organisations took part, including 16 schools; 97 teams, with 800+ swimmers who covered over 500 miles between them.
Sponsorship pledged on the day was a whopping £21980 including on-line donations, which is over £1k more than last year. As usual, many swimmers forgot their sponsorship forms, so we can confidently predict that the overall total once all sponsorship is paid in should again exceed £30,000 with gift aid. How brilliant is that?
1st Maidenhead Sea Scouts Boat UpdateIn the summer of 2016, the Lions provided Bell Boats for the !st Maidenhead Sea Scouts. We have received this update.Dear LionsWe have had a fantastic time using the Bell Boats this summer. All of our young people had used them in our weekly meetings & they proved to be very popular with the parents at our end of term BBQs. We have also run sessions on the lake for two of the other local scouts groups using 1st Adventure & 1st Challenge. At the end of July our Scouts & Explorers held their summer camp on Holt Island in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Both Bell Boats went to camp along with two dinghies & our gig. The Island had a little harbour & access directly onto the river Ouse & I have attached some photographs of the Bell Boats on the Ouse.Thank you again for your supporting us in provided fun, adventures & challenges to the local young people of Maidenhead. Regards
Kids Garden Awards 2016
Andrew Much Head Gardner from the National Trust gardens at Cliveden judged the entries in July, the theme was the Queens 90th Birthday. Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded by the Lions to the children, who were asked to interpret the theme with plants and flowers either in containers or a garden plot, all the children attend Wessex Primary School Cox Green.