Sidmouth Lions donates £750 towards new safety gear

The Lions Club of Sidmouth presented a cheque of £200 to the 1st Sid Vale Scouts to purchase new cli

The Lions Club of Sidmouth presented a cheque of £200 to the 1st Sid Vale Scouts to purchase new climbing helmets. - Credit: Archant

The money will benefit local horse riders and climbers.

The Lions Club of Sidmouth presented a cheque of £550 to the East Devon group of the Riding for the

The Lions Club of Sidmouth presented a cheque of £550 to the East Devon group of the Riding for the Disabled association to purchase new riding helmets. - Credit: Archant

The Lions Club of Sidmouth has donated £750 to fund safety headgear for horse riders and climbers.

Members received requests from 1st Sid Vale Scouts and the East Devon branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association for financial help to purchase the equipment.

The local branch of the riding charity is based near Whimple and is entirely self-funded and run by volunteers. The Lions willingly donated £550 to the cause to purchase 10 new riding hats.

A further £200 was donated to the scouts to buy up to six new adult climbing helmets to use on their climbing wall.


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The Lions also gave the group an instructional book by Andy Kirkpatrick, one of the country’s foremost climbers.

The club will hold its Great Book Sale at St Teresa’s Church Hall on Saturday, August 26, between 9.30am and noon.

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Entrance costs 50p and includes a cup of coffee.

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