Stone Lions Club

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From left to right – Lindsey Paxton, welfare chair, Lauren Turner, guide, James Slater Stone Scouts, Olivia Billinge, Phoebe Hodson ” Right Stuff “Sarah Norbury sailing and Lion President Glenys Sanders. Front row Ashleigh Moseley and Tammy Simpson both from “Right Stuff

The Lions in Stone have supported a number of youngsters over the years, and social events have been held in the past when members have been entertained by some of them coming along and explaining how they have used the sponsorship to progress in their chosen fields. The club has seen the benefits of their support and the progress of the young sports persons has been quite incredible, with them going on to represent Great Britain in archery, sailing, canoeing and rowing.   On Wednesday the 27th November the club once again hosted an evening for the latest recipients of sponsorship, to give their individual reaction to the support, and how it had helped them to develop both socially and physically. Lauren Turner a guide, from the Outreach division explained how she and her friends would be spending two weeks helping to put the finishing touches to a school in Mombasa, and how she was looking forward to meeting the youngsters from the area. Individual girls from the “Right Stuff” gave an illuminating talk of the enjoyment that girl’s boxing had given them, and all of them with no signs of physical injury! The last speaker was Sarah Norbury who had asked for help in her quest for sailing honours, and she told the meeting how she had progressed from single handed to 2 manned yachts competing against teams of both sexes with a fair amount of success. Sarah has represented GB in various events taking part as far afield as New Zealand and various venues in the UK and Europe, she gave a very detailed account of the hair raising moments she had experienced including the joys of capsizing in non too warm water! It goes to show that not all today’s teenagers are spending their time causing trouble and Stone Lions will be keen to follow the progress of yet another group benefiting from their help.