Sporting Dinner

Frome Lions recently presented two members of staff from Dorothy House with a Cheque for £9250

The money was raised at their 2019 Sportsman’s Dinner which was held in January at the Orangery in Orchardleigh House when the guest Speaker was one of Britain’s well-known football pundits and former Manchester United & Aston Villa Manager Ron Atkinson.

Anne Montague from the hospice said the money will be used to fund the DH Children and young peoples service (CYPS) which gives  support to children who have lost a loved one far too early in their life.

Frome Lions are most grateful for the generosity shown by the many Sponsors & supporters of the event. They include Mr Christopher Vincent for donating the venue and his staff who provided an excellent service, Connor Construction (South West) Ltd for their overall sponsorship, Mr David Millard for compering the evening & Mr Michael Joyce for conducting the charity auction. A special thanks also goes to the fifteen Business & individuals who donated items for the Auction. And last but not least all of the guests who attended the dinner.

Pictured L to R are Verity Clark (DH), Karl Stephens (General manager of Orchardleigh), Lions President Peter Rumming, Lion Frank Collins (event organiser), Lion Mark Symes (treasurer), Anne Montague (DH) & Lions Mike Geake & Richard Phillips.

The picture below, taken on the night of the dinner, includes the Guest Speaker Ron Atkinson

                

Pictured L to R are Frome Lions President, Peter Rumming, Anne Montague representing Dorothy House, & Guest Speaker, Ron Atkinson

  Previous Dinners have raised in excess of £5,000 a year and supported very worthwhile causes including  Wessex Counselling, Dorothy House, Freewheelers EVS, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance; past speakers have included Graham Gooch, David Flatman, Geoff Miller, Matt le Tissier, Nigel Owens  John Conteh,  Bill Beaumont, & Dennis Taylor.