Each year Thorne Rural Lions run a Fun and Sports Day for people with disabilities or special needs. There’s lots of entertainment and different types of event to take part in, and if anyone is interested in coming down with us this year, or would like to find out more please let us know so we can start planning the transport needs. Below is part of the invitation extended by Lion Barry Goforth from Thorne Rural:
We are in its 34th year and many hundreds of disabled/special needs people have enjoyed the day, they receive a special medal which is to be treasured by all who take part and there are trophies to be won, all you have to do is turn up on the day and enjoy what is there for all to benefit from and remember for ever.
It’s a free day to all who come to enjoy the fun and friendship throughout the day, it consists of games and entertainment, to take part and enjoy also free refreshments for all entries.
The Tewit Youth Band gave an excellent concert in support of the Harrogate Eye Laser Project at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate on Saturday 18th January
The performance was by the Senior section of the Band which is made up of 30 young people between the ages of 13 and 17.
They have performed in the Royal Festival Hall, London, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and toured Europe on a number of occasions, including Prague in 2008, and Germany and Luchon, France in 2012. The Senior Band are currently the holders and winners of the Wharfedale trophy, the Harrogate Competitive festival entertainment class and regular qualifiers for the Music for Youth Championships.
The evening was a great success and the band received a standing ovation at the end.
You can find out more about them at their website.
The four winning entries from Harrogate can be seen on our Peace Poster page, and very impressive they are too.
If you visit Harrogate Library over half term, you will see a colourful display of posters by local schoolchildren, all on the theme of Peace. These are this year’s entrants to the annual Peace Poster competition run by Harrogate Lions.
Ashville College and Rossett School are taking part, and winners of this heat will go forward to the District finals.
Judging will take place on Tuesday 30th October at 2pm, and we are sure our judges will have very enjoyable task. This year the judges are our Mayor and Mayoress Mr and Mrs Robert Windass, Diane Taylor from the Museum Service and our Lion President Bryn Heapy.