About our Charitable donations
At Franks Accountants, we are devoted to supporting our local community and helping it thrive. Last year, we supported the Our Angels, offering a donation for every new client we signed throughout 2016. However, this year, along with all the events we’re sponsoring, we’re providing our accountancy services to multiple charities! This is the biggest donation we’ve provided to date, and we just hope it helps the charities involved.
One of the charities chosen by you through our Facebook competition, was the Wetherby Lions.
Who are the Wetherby Lions?
The Wetherby Lions are part of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) Charity, which is the World’s largest service club organisation with over 1.4 million members serving 46,000 clubs. The LCI is also the largest and most successful non-government organisation involved in service and charity.
Our local representative of the LCI, the Wetherby Lions, covers the town of Wetherby and surrounding villages, however, they do fundraise for national and international causes also. The Lion members are made up of volunteers who come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common – they want to help those in need.
Who have they supported?
In the 51 years that the Wetherby Lions have been operating, they have raised in excess of £800,000! That averages at over £15,600 a year!
These donations have gone to many worthy causes, such as, to Bramham Primary School, The Alzheimer’s Society, St Gemma’s Hospice, CoppaFeel breast cancer charity, Wetherby Sports Association, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and so much more.
One of their most recent donations was a grant of £928 to HollyBank School, who provide education and residential provision to children and adolescents with physical, mental and emotional needs. This enabled them to buy a specialised wheelchair accessible sandpit as well as other equipment for the new unit.
The Wetherby Lions consider all requests they get for people who are genuinely struggling as they appreciate that unfortunate things that can be thrown at anyone when they least expect it. They also offer grants to those who are in need, either individuals or not for profit organisations. The Wetherby Lions love working to put a smile back on people’s faces and raise the money whilst having fun too.
Keep a look out for their mascot, Rory, he’ll be appearing at the remaining 2017 events:
Santa’s Sleigh – December Evenings from 5th to 22nd December
Dickensian Market – 10th December
If you’d like to support the Wetherby Lions, find out how over on their website.