Lions keeping children safe on Whittlesey’s roads this spring

Children at Whittlesey and District childminding group wearing reflective vests provided by the Lion

Children at Whittlesey and District childminding group wearing reflective vests provided by the Lions - Credit: Archant

A WHITTLESEY community group is doing its bit to keep young children safe on the town’s roads.

Representatives from Whittlesey and District Lions presented reflective vests to the children in the care of Whittlesey & District Childminding Group at their weekly drop-in session.

The vests were funded by the donations collected from the Lions Christmas Carol float, their largest annual fund raising initiative.

Lions president Cheryl Haynes said: “Having made sure the children were kept safe whilst on projects at school, the Lions wanted to keep the children safe whilst travelling to and from school.”

Kerrie Johnstone, childminding support and development officer from the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), paid tribute to the Lions at the presentation.


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She said: “It was fantastic the Lions included the Registered Childminders along with schools and local nurseries, recognising the important contribution they make to their local community.

“The children are often out and about and this helps to keep them safe.”

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The Lions are always looking for local projects to support and volunteers to help.

Contact Lynn Palmer on 01733 351405 or whittlesey.lions@virgin.net for further details.

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