Frome Lions held their annual sporting dinner on January the 23rd 2020 in the Walled Garden at Orchardleigh House.
A big thank you to everybody who supported the event.
The guest speaker was legendary BBC rugby commentator Ian Robertson. 220 guests were present to hear him talk about his time as both a player and latterly commentator.
This years chosen charity for the event was “Hope for Tomorrow” who are the largest provider of mobile cancer care in England. They work closely with NHS trusts to provide Mobile Cancer Care Units (MCCUs) which go into the heart of communities meaning patients don’t have to travel great distances to receive treatment and can be treated in a safe and friendly environment and where they can form friendships with other cancer patients who live locally,
The proceeds from the event are still being finalised but it is anticipated that the Lions will be able to donate in the region of £13,000 to the charity.
The Lions would like to thank Connor Construction(South West) Ltd for overall sponsorship of the event, Christopher Vincent for donating the venue for the night, David Millard for compering the evening and Michael Joyce for conducting the Auction and last but not least all the companies and individuals who generously supplied items for the auction and raffle prizes.
Pictured is Lion President Tony Buchan & guest Speaker Ian Robertson.
The generosity of those who have supported this event has enabled previous Dinners to raise substantial sums for very worthwhile causes culminating in £12,000 for MacMillan Nurses from the 2017 event and £11,000 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance from the 2018 dinner, & £9,250 to Dorothy House from the 2019 dinner. Past speakers have included Ron Atkinson, Graham Gooch, David Flatman, Geoff Miller, Nigel Owens, Bill Beaumont and Dennis Taylor,John Conteh.