Lions Club of St. Austell Donation to White Gold

The Lions Club of St. Austell lost one of its members when Lion Norman Cross sadly passed away. A collection was held at his funeral and this, together with donations made in his name through the Lions Club, raised the sum of £1000.

The family requested that this should be donated to a charity which helps children in Cornwall, a cause which was close to Norman’s heart. The charity chosen was White Gold Cornwall which provides support for vulnerable young people right across the county.

The charity’s name was inspired by the huge mountains of china clay residue, a product of St Austell’s 300 year industrial heritage.  The photo, taken at the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, shows Norman’s widow, Dawn, presenting the cheque to Alan Milliner, CEO of White Gold Cornwall, with Lion President David Honey looking on.

The Covid-19 situation has meant a big reduction in income for many local charitable organisations and the Lions Club has recently made donations totalling £2500 to four of these.  In addition, a sum of £825 has been donated to charities through the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).  LCIF is the largest service organisation in the world with over 1.4 million members in 48,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographic areas.

If you would like to consider joining your local club, please contact Lions Club of St. Austell President David Honey on 01726 74906 for further details.

In photo, left to right: Dawn Cross, Lions Club of St. Austell President David Honey and Alan Milliner, CEO of White Gold Cornwall.