Aylsham band receives donation from Reepham Lions

Without the generosity of local people, Reepham Lions could not support local organisations – thank you from all members.

Left to right: Paul Foster, manager, Aylsham Band; Vikki Wakefield, baritone player, Aylsham Band; and Liz Gaymer, Reepham Lions.

As well as selling Christmas raffle tickets in Reepham, the Lions sold tickets in Aylsham. In view of this, it was felt by members that the club would invite organisations in Aylsham to apply for funding.
As a result, the manager of Aylsham Band put forward a request, which has resulted in a donation of £200 towards the repair of one of their instruments, the baritone.
The band recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and currently has 35 members aged 12 to 90.
Aylsham Band raises money to cover its running costs (hall hire, music, insurance and uniforms) through members’ subscriptions and holding eight concerts on average a year for which a fee is charged.
It also plays at Halsey House (a Royal British Legion care home in Aylsham) and the Aylsham Remembrance Day parade free of charge.
The majority of the instruments are owned by the band, which means it has the responsibility for their upkeep for which there is no scheduled maintenance programme.
Spectacle recycling
Thank you for your continued support with the spectacle recycling scheme. We held our second sort and pack at the end of January and another box of spectacles will now be sent off to help those less fortunate in other parts of the world.
If you know of any organisation in Reepham and its outskirts that would benefit from a donation from Reepham Lions, please contact Liz Howes, Lead, Club Service Committee by email.
Reepham Lions meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in St Michael’s, Reepham. Members start to arrive at 7 pm, when they are able to join with others for a cup of tea before the meeting starts.
Please come along and find out more about us or visit our website. New members welcome.
Liz Howes

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