Raymond Terrace Lion – 50 Years Of Service

Inga, Bruce and Ken celebrating 50 years of service (please note this image was taken before social distancing measures were introduced.

 

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Of course this isn’t all that they do and you will find Lions behind many good works.

The group are volunteers that make our community stronger and better.

In celebrating volunteerism this week NOTA couldn’t go past making mention of a volunteer that has given up his time for the betterment of his community of Raymond Terrace for half a century.

Many Lions serve for years – but it is a rare occasion when a Lion from Raymond Terrace simply takes the gong – having racked up an incredible 50 years of service.

Bruce Townsend celebrated his service recently by being presented with a 50 year Service Medal just before lockdown began.

Neil Goldthorpe told News If The Area, “Lion Bruce Townsend was presented with a 50 year Service Medal from Past District Governor Ken Hallam.

“Our present District Governor was there to praise Bruce’s achievements as too his immediate Family of Rita and his daughters.

“As always Bruce was very humble acknowledging the part of the many Lions who helped him through his Lions Service,” he said.

Lions groups will be back out in the community when the lockdown rules allow for them to safely do their work.

100% of all Lions’ fundraising goes back into the communities we serve.

The NOTA adds our voice to giving thanks to the volunteers of our community.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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