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Press Releases February 2019

February 2019

As in previous years March Lions will be organising the Stalls for the March Gala on Saturday 8th June in West End Park and we would like to invite you/your charity to book a Stall.
All of the money raised by the Lions over the weekend goes to local charities. However, this year, we have decided to reduce the amount we raise through the booking of Stalls in order to benefit those who take part. The fee for the Stall will therefore reduce to £10 for Charities and to £20 for individuals/businesses.
For a booking form please contact Rev Jenny Webb by email – revdjennywebb@btinternet.com or phone 01354 650855.

February 2019

March Lions President Trevor Stockbridge presented a Centennial Plaque to Barbara Taylor. The Centennial Plaque is the highest award made by Lions in recognition of work in the community.
Five years ago, following presentations to Churches Together in March by the Trussell Trust, Barbara took the lead role in setting up the March Foodbank. This involved negotiating liaising with the Trussell Trust and negotiating premises for food storage and for the weekly Foodbank sessions. She set up all the necessary administrative procedures, recruited and arranged training for volunteers. She liaised with other agencies and advertised the service. She also worked with supermarkets to establish food collection points.
The Food Bank has now been running, very successfully, for over 5 years. Barbara continues to coordinate its work very effectively. It has proved to be an invaluable resource for people in March who are facing difficulties in their lives. Demand continues to increase with up to 20 food vouchers being presented each week.
Barbara has undertaken all this work whilst continuing to work professionally for 3 days per week.
Without her efforts, it is unlikely that the Foodbank would have got off the ground so quickly and successfully and become a crucial resource for March and surrounding areas.