The Downpatrick Lions Spread The Christmas Spirit To Young People.
Downpatrick Lions Club and the iCare Charity were delighted with the response to their appeal for gifts and cash donations for disadvantaged teenagers and young people of the Downpatrick area.
Christmas is a time for giving and once again Downpatrick Lions have supported many young people across the Down District with their generosity.
They donated a cheque for £300 which was presented by Downpatrick Lions Club President Raymond Crea to iCare representative Joanne Murray who is manager of Home Care Support Services. Many gifts were also given to be distributed locally.
SureStart were first to take delivery of a large selection of gifts including toys, toiletries and clothing which will go a long way to helping families over the festive season.
SureStart Manager Pauline Gunstan expressed her thanks to Downpatrick Lions, iCare charity and everyone who contributed to this appeal.
Other organisations will also benefit from the generous donations this joint initiative has generated. Downpatrick Lions Club would also like to thank everyone for their generosity and wish them a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.