Harpenden Lions raise thousands for charity

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2018

Lions Paul and James play Christmas songs for Dementia Friends.

Lions Paul and James play Christmas songs for Dementia Friends.

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A Harpenden organisation which aims to help people in the community raised thousands of pounds for charity over the holidays.

John and Paul help with the Hospice of St Francis Christmas tree collection. John and Paul help with the Hospice of St Francis Christmas tree collection.

The Harpenden Lions manned the Round Table Santa Float for two evenings in December, raising nearly £1,000 for Round Table charities.

They also held their own street collection in Harpenden town centre and Southdown, which raised more than £1,500 for Dementia Friends. Lions James Penn and Paul Nield treated shoppers in the Southdown Co-op to a medley of Christmas songs, and an assortment of Lions travelled to the Sue Ryder Care Home in Hitchin, accompanied by the St Albans Brass Band, to perform carols.

The group also raised and donated £250 to the Trussell Trust Food Bank and helped the Hospice of St Francis raise more than £4,000 in donations by collecting Christmas trees from Harpenden families for recycling.

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