A member of the North Notts Lions has been presented with a Lifelong Membership Award.
North Notts Lion President John Prince presented the award to North Notts Lion John Simpson who has been a member of the Lions for approximately 48 years.
He is also involved with Lions International raising funds and organising the collection of items such as old spectacles so that these can be sent to help people in need both in this country and abroad as part of the Sight First Programme.
He has been described as a much loved and admired man, very much one of Lifes’ Gentleman, always the first to offer help and advice and a friend to everyone he meets.
At 80 years of age John is still seen out, whatever the weather, collecting monies for charity with the North Notts Lions Christmas Float.
Mention must also be made of Ann, Johns wife who has always helped and supported his work with the Lions.
Behind every good man is always a good woman.
The North Notts Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International which is the world’s largest service club organisation with more than 1.3 m members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
North Notts Lions support various charities andhave helped raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the On Course Foundation and Bluebell Wood and have donated a total of £10,322.51.