Lions Club International, a charitable organisation with branches all over the world, are celebrating their centenary year in 2017. The aim of this global organisation is to serve others, and its members get involved whenever and wherever they can, especially during times of great crisis or to provide help after natural disaster. To mark the organisations centenary, the Towcester branch decided to plant a tree on the Water Meadows. The tree itself is a narrow Oak, which is an ideal species for its location next to the footbridge.
The Towcester branch of the Lions Club was formed around 40 years ago, and continues to have a presence in the town through running the monthly Farmers Market, being involved in the annual Midsummer Music Festival, and helping to raise money for many local and national charities too.
They regularly collect for the Poppy Appeal and the Children In Need appeal each year to name just two of those that benefit from their efforts, and they operate a Message in a Bottle scheme to help emergency service with information about patients, and Sight and Hearing schemes where old glasses and hearing aids are collected and sent to countries where they can be used
The local branch are always looking for new members to help keep the club running for the next 100 years, and beyond, and it would be nice to see more local people getting involved with the club to help.