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Knaresborough Lions Launch Community Fund for 2014

Knaresborough Lions have launched their 2014 Community Fund, application forms for which have been posted on the club’s website at

More information can be provided if interested parties write to

The fund offers donations of up to £1,000 to organisations seeking cash for worthy local causes in Knaresborough, the surrounding district and Nidderdale.

The period for submission runs until 30 April 2014, says Lions President Malcolm Jennings: This is the third year in which we have run the Community Fund,” he commented. “In 2013 sums were awarded to sports groups in Knaresborough, Dacre and Hartwith, Nidd Valley and Darley; as well as to other projects for Renaissance Knaresborough, Yorkshire Yoga, Nidderdale Visual Arts, young carers in the district, Knaresborough in Bloom, Henshaws and Trinity Church.

Over the past two years funds paid for trips, new facilities and equipment, training, a sensory room, seed beds, heating systems and maypoles.

The Community Fund is being directed at helping formally constituted groups, and does not cut across what the Lions do for individuals, families, and national and international causes which continue as normal.

Knaresborough Lions Club was established in 1987 and welcomes new members. It organises the Bed Race, the feva Beer Festival, mounts street collections with its sleigh, helps to organise the Easter Fayre and Christmas Market, and sells mulled wine.

The club is part of Lions Clubs International, the worlds’ largest service organisation with 1.4 million members in 196 countries. The Lions are dedicated to effective community service and as a volunteer organisation all money raised goes to charitable and community causes; administration costs are met by members. The club works to meet the needs of local people and also helps to deliver support to global appeals through the International Association.

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