Sir – Bicester Lions Club would like to extend a very big thank you to all the residents of Bicester and surrounding villages for their support of our annual Christmas charity collection.

This year our Christmas float with Santa visited Langford Village, Launton, Caversfield, Ardley, Fritwell, Tesco in Pingle Drive, as well as participating in the Christmas market in Sheep Street.

We collected £2,854 and also received two very generous donations from local businesses. The club would also like to thank KJN Plant Hire for their kind support.

Bicester Lions will use this money to help the disadvantaged. We are part of an International organisation of over 1.3 million members in more than 200 countries who contribute to international relief efforts.

However, the primary focus of Bicester Lions is our local community. Without the generosity of local people, we wouldn’t be able to help those in need. If you are interested in helping to support your local community, we would be delighted to welcome any potential new members. Contact us via our Facebook page, ‘BicesterLions’.

Tony Hodgson
President, Bicester Lions Club