What a fabulous week!
The major element of our Centennial Service Challenge was the Special Olympics GB Games, in Sheffield and, as always, Lions responded magnificently, led superbly by Lions Margaret Riley and Simon Smith who planned, organized and encouraged for two years in the run up to the Games.
They were outstanding and I cannot praise them highly enough!
The first challenge was to raise £25,000 to put on the ‘Family Hosting Programme’. This was achieved, so everything the team wanted to do was done. Thank you to every Club that contributed.
The plan was to provide for 5,000 families but that became 5,500 and then, ultimately, 7,000! The Lions Family Village was well signposted throughout the City, for a few weeks in advance of the Games and during the Games themselves, as shown on the attached banner.