Shakespeare Lions proudly present their two new gazebos, showing off the Centennial logo, at this year’s River Festival which was attended by between 70 and 75,000 people. The weather was perfect and the people came from all over the world to stroll along the riverside where stalls were packed with exciting offers and events.
Shakespeare Lions raised almost £3000 by selling raffle tickets for splendid prizes such as local airplane flights, river trips, theatre tickets and fine dining and with their Tombola of fluffy Lions. But most importantly they raised awareness of Diabetes with the help of Lloyd’s chemist by doing testing with qualified nurses. Forty three people took the test with over one third being referred to their local doctor! Our picture shows Past President Peter Humberstone and his wife Penny.
Always an attraction is the giant lion. This was not the only child to climb on his back.