It has been announced that Crowborough and District Lions is to close, once they have wound up their affairs. The Club was formed in 1974. The issue is ageing and dwindling membership.
Over the decades members have run numerous fundraising events to raise money for local good causes, such as their Saturday bookstall, Easter egg raffle, stalls at local fetes and Christmas Carols.
The Club have today issued the following statement:
Crowborough & District Lions Club very much regret to announce that we shall be disbanding no later than the end of June 2022, or earlier. This has been brought about by a number of factors, including age, ill health, change of priorities and lack of new members. Most of our members are now older than many of the guests that we host at our community Christmas lunches and Summer Tea parties!
The decision to close has not been taken without a great deal of thought, but it is now proving impossible to carry on serving the community as we have for the last 47 years. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be among you all and we will miss the companionship that we know is reciprocated throughout our area. Finally we would like to wish you all, good health and happiness and a return to a more normal environment in the future.
In 2016 Crowborough’s Rotary Club closed after six decades. Now however a newly formed Rotary Club is to give a presentation to Councillors at Tuesday’s Crowborough Town Council meeting.