A new leader for Bletchley Lions Club

Bletchley Lions Club outgoing president Brian Philips passes the chain of office to incoming president Mike Bartlett
Bletchley Lions Club outgoing president Brian Philips passes the chain of office to incoming president Mike Bartlett

Mitchell Hall in Cranfield was the setting for a symbolic ceremony when outgoing Lions Club of Bletchley president Brian Philips passed the chain of office to incoming president Mike Bartlett.

Spokesman Vic Wright said: “The club is now entering its 46th year of serving the community and last year more than £14,000 was raised and donated to good causes.

“In addition hundreds of service hours were clocked up.”

These included keeping the gardens tidy at Orchard House residential home, as well as working on a garden at Milton Keynes University Hospital; providing singers and bingo at Bletchley’s Caton House; taking a coach of elderly residents to a party and providing help and support to the local Special Needs Unit Gymnastics.