At long last, Horsham Lions Club have been able to present a cheque to Robin Legge, Head of Fundraising and the Team at Jigsaw Trust, with a cheque for £5,500, following the club’s Swimarathon earlier in the year, in which a record 40 teams participated.
Jigsaw Trust supports young children and adults with autism, who reside in Horsham and beyond, from their base at Dunsfold. The Centre caters for 68 pupils and 37 adults, who receive support on a one to one basis.
This donation will be used to resurface (with rubberized matting) the Early Years Playground, as well as to purchase a new slide. Robin Legge, in thanking Horsham Lions and all the teams that helped to raise this donation, explained: “A playground forms a vital function for children living with autism. Not only does this offer an important opportunity for play, it also encourages time outdoors, access to physical activity that helps with fitness and balance, and offers crucial sensory benefits that can have considerable positive impact on Jigsaw pupils.”
Immediate Past President Lion, David Trowbridge, who presented the cheque, said: “Our aim at Horsham Lions is to continue to work for our community and beyond, and it would be helpful for other community minded people to join us in this. If you would like to give up just a little of your time to work for your community and have fun in doing it, why not join us?
“Being a member of the Lions is about serving our community, having fun and socializing.”
If you are interested in having more information about Lions in Horsham, please contact Lion David Trowbridge: firstname.lastname@example.org