With the generous support of Tesco in Knowle we put up our banners on the morning of Saturday 27th October and engaged with their customers as they left the store. Our objective was to increase the awareness of Lions and to seek new members.
Whilst explaining without new members our Club of twenty would not be able to meet the ever increasing requests for help and funds we invited them to guess the value of the goods we had in our trolley.
As a generalisation the ladies used their years of shopping experience; the gents did an informed guess and the young just guessed. Read on.
Ute Smith, our Membership Secretary, declared the morning a great success as the shoppers had been generous with their time in listening to our pleas for their help.
The second objective was fulfilled at the end of the morning when all the goods in our trolley were donated to the Sparkhill Food-bank which is so generously supported by Tesco and their customers every week.
The unexpected bonus came when we looked for the winner of the trolley competition. It was Sam aged five. The next surprise for us was to learn his Grandfather was Charles Jukes, a former member of K&D Lions and our President in 1987/88.
Our photo shows Sam holding his Certificate and his prize of a Lego voucher and wearing our Presidential Chain which holds the badge of office of his Grandfather.