Northallerton & District Lioness Club Fundraise for ART
A big thank you goes to everyone at the Northallerton & District Lioness Club for choosing to support the Autism Research Trust (ART) through its annual fundraiser, the Christmas Tree of Hope.
The club was formed in 1989, an all ladies group serving the community and enjoying friendship along with fund-raising.Their aims are to help less fortunate members of the community, locally, nationally and through the Lions International Organisation worldwide too.
Past President Beryl Newnham (left) is seen handing over to incoming President Christine Carr
Leading up to Christmas each year the club has its Christmas Tree of Hope which is a large decorated Christmas Tree given pride of place in Northallerton Forum which raises money for a chosen charity. Since 2007 the group has fundraised for causes such as the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Butterwick Children’s Hospice, Cystic Fibrosis, Children with Asthma, Hambleton & Richmond MS Society and Hambleton and Richmondshire Young Carers. Money is raised in many ways from serving refreshments, holding fashion shows, ladies evenings, coffee mornings, stewarding at a bike race and street and shop collections. The grand total of the Christmas 2016 Tree of Hope will be confirmed shortly.