WORTHING LIONS: ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November’

Steve Coe, president of Worthing Lions would like to remind people of the old saying “Remember, remember the fifth of November” as Worthing has a very special reason to remember this particular date.

For the third year running the Lions will be holding their spectacular free firework display which will be seen by the thousands of spectators who throng to the prom to be part of this exciting evening.

Starting with the Children’s Lantern Parade at 5.30pm, the Tide of Light brings the town centre to life with the night market, street food, entertainers and, of course, Bill Cole’s fantastic fairground which will be along the length of the prom and in Montague Place until late evening.

Local support in the form of sponsorship for the fireworks from the Town Centre Initiative, Bill Cole, W Welch Estate Agents and Muldoons has proved invaluable and helped secure the night as earlier in the year there was a very real threat that the display would not go ahead.

However, with this being such an important evening for the town, these generous sponsors quickly stepped forward with offers of help and Lion President Steve offers the grateful thanks of all members to them all.

Worthing Lions are made up by some 40 men and women who are all volunteers and who charge nothing for their time or efforts.

Their reward comes from being able to help those in our community who need aid in whatever form it takes.

The Lions have donated over £22,000 this year and will continue to serve others.

One major form of fundraising is the bucket collection at the fireworks.

If every family watching put just £1 into a Lions bucket that would make a huge difference and greatly increase the donations the Lions are able to make both to local charities and individuals.

So as you leave the prom on November 5, when the fireworks finish please don’t just walk past someone wearing a Lions high visibility jacket, put your hand in your pocket and give something.

Whatever you give will go to help others.

Worthing Lions meet on the second Thursday of each month in The Parish Rooms, Broadwater, and anyone interested in what they do is most welcome to attend.

Also, there is a website – www.worthinglions.co.uk – which readers are invited to visit.

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