Hailsham Lions Club to Celebrate 48 Years of Service

Councillor Grant De Jongh.

Councillor Grant De Jongh.

September 24 2018 — Mayor’s Press Release

A local charity that has helped countless numbers of people in Hailsham and surrounding villages will hold a celebratory lunch to mark its 48th anniversary on Sunday [30 September].
Members of the local community will attend the Hailsham Lions’ Club event to be held at Crockstead Farm Hotel in Halland, to include past and present members and guests of honour including the Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Grant De Jongh.
The toast of ‘Our Guests’ will be proposed by the club’s President Geraldine Gurr, after which Councillor De Jongh will deliver a response on behalf of Hailsham residents and local community organisations.
Since their establishment in 1970, Hailsham Lions Club members have worked on a variety of fundraising projects and events in the local community, donating all proceeds to local good causes. The group was chartered in September 1970 with the principal aim to help less fortunate people locally and regionally.
Over the past 48 years, Hailsham Lions have raised vital funds for various local groups including Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex Air Ambulance and Hailsham Gingerbread, as well as national and international causes such as the Tsunami Appeal, the Haiti Appeal and the Royal British Legion Wings Appeal.
Commenting on their efforts, Councillor De Jongh said, “The goal of the Lions’ Club is to do whatever is necessary to help those who can’t help themselves and they are doing an excellent job.
“As a true community group, the Hailsham Lions’ Club has given hope and help to countless individuals and families through the years, and everyone who has