Community rallies round to make raffle a success and help Lions

Budleigh Lions Club raffle team

Budleigh Lions Club raffle team - Credit: Peter Bowler

Due to Covid19 and government guidelines Budleigh Salterton Lions Club had to cancel yet another planned event to raise funds for local causes.

Club president Richard Allen explained: "We planned a bingo evening followed by a jumble sale and raffle to raise funds for the Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club.

"The bingo and jumble sale have been re-scheduled for the 10th and 11th of September respectively. However, we still had to go ahead with the raffle as tickets had been printed and dated.

"Thanks to the generosity of our local community and visitors, all the tickets were sold and raised a nett profit of  £927.46 for the carnival club.

"Thank you to everyone who supported us, your continued support is greatly appreciated."

Richard added: "If you would like more information about the Lions or if you are considering joining the Lions Club please do get in touch via our website

"We are often asked who can join a Lions Club and the answer is anyone! Bringing kind-hearted people together to serve their communities is what the Lions Club is all about. Our youngest member is Natasha who is in her 20’s and our oldest member is 80 something!"

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