A striking design of flowers featuring two lions has been planted at Gostrey Meadow War Memorial to celebrate this year’s Farnham in Bloom activities and the fiftieth anniversary of the Lions Club of Farnham.

Farnham Lions are sponsoring this year’s carpet of flowers at the memorial; the design is of the club’s logo in bright blue and yellow with the heads of two lions in profile. Farnham Lions raises tens of thousands of pounds every year to support local good causes and has raised over £1-million pounds since 2000. The Lions Club of Farnham is part of Lions Clubs International which itself is celebrating its centenary this year.

“It’s very fitting to feature the Lions’ logo in this year’s carpet bed. Farnham Lions is a longstanding supporter of Farnham in Bloom as well as many other excellent local causes. Like the Lions, we are looking forward to the display coming into full bloom,” says Councillor David Attfield, the Deputy Mayor of Farnham. “It will be a stunning sight.”

Barbara Wright, President of the Lions Club of Farnham says: “The essence of the Lions is serving our local community and many of us in Farnham Lions have spent a long time happily doing just that. Farnham in Bloom brings a great deal of joy to people living, working or visiting Farnham so we are delighted that, for our anniversary year, our logo will be depicted in flowers for all the community to see.”

During its anniversary year, Farnham Lions is stepping up is fundraising activities, starting with its Summer Spectacular on 8 July, to raise funds for local young people’s charities: 40 Degreez, the Ridgeway Community School, Frensham Pond Sailability and Challengers.

Both Farnham Lions and Farnham in Bloom rely on support from local volunteers. To find out more about being a Lion or supporting one of the club’s events, visit www.farnhamlions.org.uk. To take part in Farnham In Bloom or find out about activities taking place near you, visit the Farnham in Bloom pages.

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