Jim Storey and Colin Gray
From The Lions Club of Fleet (see news item for 21 April 2013):
“Fleet Pond Society is this year’s worthy recipient of the Lions District’s Helen Deakin Environment Award. They were nominated by Fleet Lions for their outstanding work for Fleet Pond nature reserve, particularly their Clearwater Campaign.
Lion Jim Storey presented the trophy to Colin Gray, the Society’s Chairman, at the recent Hart District Council Chairman’s fundraising dinner at the WE restaurant. This was accompanied by a cheque for £100.
Lions have run numerous campaigns to help and promote the environment over the years. And many Clubs help their own local environments with cleanups, recycling schemes, conservation tasks and donations of materials.
Helen Deakin was a lady who used to get up at five every morning and clean up her local area. The 66 Clubs of Lions District 105D celebrated her dedication by naming the trophy for their ‘Make the World a Better Place’ competition in her honour.”
Ed. From the site above (About Us):
“The Lions is the largest voluntary organisation in the world. Every penny we collect is spent on community projects. We fund all administration through our subscriptions. We have 39 members who all live in the Fleet area and come from all walks of life.”