Lions receive special funding to support community Coronavirus response

Wotton-under-Edge Lions have received a share of £100,000 from the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles. 

Lions Clubs across the country have benefited from a special fund launched to support local communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Wotton Lions will utilise the grant to support Wotton Mutual Area Aid who are making such a difference to our community at this critical time. 

Lions President Patrick Comer said: “This is a significant sum of money that we are putting to good use straight away. 

“This Coronavirus pandemic is hurting lots of local people in lots of different ways – just because we are all social distancing doesn’t stop us from caring – we are doing what we can, and this cash injection will help us do more.” 

Shaenna Loughnane, who cofounded Wotton Mutual Area Aid with Chris Sweet, said: “Support for our newly-formed community aid group has been fantastic. 

“We will ensure this money goes to help those most vulnerable in our town and surrounding villages at this difficult time.”

Your local Lions Club supports a range of good causes and local projects. If you want to get involved, email info@wottonlions.org or visit www.wottonlions.org.