Team attends cheque presentation evening regards the Bury Lions Club Carnival Parade and Gala 2011

This evening our Team President Bob Hutchinson, and long serving team member Mark Parry were honored guests at a cheque presentation evening regards The Bury Lions Club Carnival Parade and Gala 2011. (At which the team attended, see website ’news’ article dated Saturday 11th June 2011)

Held within the Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, our two representatives were met by The Mayor of Bury, Yvonne Creswell and Parade and Gala organizer Malcolm Evans from Bury Lions Club.

Alongside Bob and Mark, representatives also attended from the very wide range of charities supported by this years Bury Lions Club Carnival Parade and Gala 2011, the total list of charities supported including:

  • Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary
  • Bloco Ashe Samba Band
  • Bolton Mountain Rescue Team
  • Boomerang Multi Sensory Play Centre (nominated by Carnival entrant Seedfield Sports Club)
  • Bury Cancer Support Centre
  • Bury Deaf Society
  • Bury FC Juniors
  • Bury Hospice (nominated by Carnival entrant The Best of Bury)
  • Bury Housing Concern
  • Bury Scouts Association
  • Bury Shakers Cheerleaders
  • Bury Shopmobility
  • Bury Transport Museum
  • Bury Victim Support Unit
  • Castle Youth Street Dance Group
  • Dylan*
  • Band & Corps of Drums of the Fusiliers Association (Lancashire)
  • Jonathan Garrity Fights Back Cancer Fund (Christie Hospital)
  • Joe Geeling Trust (Cystic Fibrosis)
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service Benevolent Fund
  • Greater Manchester Police Benevolent Fund
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
  • Lions Youth Programme
  • Lisa Jayne’s Dance Academy
  • Mayor of Bury’s Charity Fund
  • Mosses Community Association
  • North-West Air Ambulance
  • Operation Florian (a charity connected with Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, providing appliances & equipment to eastern European countries)
  • Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team
  • Seedfield Methodists Scouts
  • Seedfield Sports Juniors FC
  • St Dunstan’s (Blind Ex-Servicemen’s & Women’s Association)
  • St John Ambulance
  • Trewan Sands Children’s Trust (nominated by Carnival entrant Dayz of Funder Motor Sports Club)
  • Waterloo Hotel Charity Fund**
  • Woolfold Morris Troupe

* a fund set-up by Asda Bury staff to send 3-year-old terminally-ill Dylan on a holiday to the USA

** Bury Lions Club meeting venue, the proprietors of which provide a room & refreshments, at no charge

(Webmaster; with many thanks to Malc Evans, Secretary, Bury Lions Club, for supplying this detailed listing of beneficiary charities)

Bob and Mark were very grateful to receive on behalf of the team, the wonderful donation of £ 200.00 from Bury Lions Club Carnival Parade and Gala 2011.

In reply, and offering the sincere thanks of the team, Mark Parry said ;

“I have attended the presentation evenings for two years and there needs to be a special mention of the unswerving commitment and dedication of the Bury Lions Club. To organize an event of this kind takes many hours and I should imagine much frustration. To make this event as successful as it is, and also raise the funds that they do is simply outstanding.

A sincere thanks to Malcolm and all of the Parade committee.

P.S. Also thanks need to be expressed to The Mayor of Bury, Yvonne Creswell for the reception and interest in all the groups attending tonight’s presentation ”

The team is very grateful for the support of all at Bury Lions Club, and offers its best wishes for the success of the 2012 Carnival Parade and Gala.