We followed our dream at Sandon Hall

 Newlife volunteers manning the sales tables
Newlife volunteers manning the sales tables

Sandon Hall, the beautiful ancestral home of the Earls of Harrowby, was the setting for a fund raising evening hosted by Stone Lions Club in support of the Cannock-based charity The Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the chosen charity of Lion Chris, wife of 105BS District Governor Lion Dave Handley of Stone Lions Club.

Diana Scott MBE in action
Diana Scott MBE in action

Over 120 guests attended the event, with well-known Stone personality Diana Scott, MBE providing a demonstration of the art of floral decoration accompanied by music and personal anecdotes.

Stone Lions on bar duty!
Stone Lions on bar duty!

The evening, entitled ‘Follow your Dream’ to reflect the motto of Lions Clubs International President Lion Barry Palmer, raised an incredible £1,977.45 for the charity.

Lion Chris was delighted by the success of the evening.

“It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves in such beautiful surroundings.  Newlife is an exceptional charity which guarantees that 100% of each donation received from the public is spent where it is most needed – on the children.  The Lions of District 105BS have helped me to follow my dream of helping these very special children by providing them with the equipment achieve their full potential and together we have raised in excess of £12,500 this year.”

Lots of action at Sales tables and Tombola Stall
Lots of action at Sales tables and Tombola Stall

Lion President Glenys Sanders with Stone Town Mayor Cathy Collier and Deputy Mayor Sue Shaw

Lion President Glenys Sanders with Stone Town Mayor Cathy Collier and Deputy Mayor Sue Shaw