On the first evening back from their summer break Uckfield Lions were please to present Uckfield Youth club with a cheque for £2000.00 ,this was the first part of the pledge Lions have made to support the Youth club for the next three years.
Uckfield youth club did a presentation to the Lions in July asking for support.
Robert Muggeridge chair of the youth club board explained to Uckfield Lions that it was coming to the end of their first year, and that the present year seven members, would become year eight next year .
He said that at present there would not be the available funding to have a year seven and year eight, thus leaving year eight children without a club.
After listening statements from Lisa Schlieder and Stephen Butler both members of the board of youth club, Uckfield Lions felt the best way they could support the youth club was to commit to a figure of £2000 per year for next three years. This will give the club a solid base for the next three years; with the hope other donations would also be forth coming, giving funds available to run a year seven evening and on another night a year eight evening.
Picture is John Carvey Lions President and Lisa Schlieder member of Youth Club committee