Lions roar into action over the Jubilee weekend

Yateley Community Picnic

A warm and sunny day greeted the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration in Yateley to bless the community picnic organised by the town council.

The Yateley & District Lions Club were asked to help as the council know we are always willing to serve where we are needed.

We sold our Jubilee raffle tickets and drew the first three prizes to much anticipation from the thousands gathered. Through Michael Usher’s sound system we announced drew the first prize and the ticket holder was in the crowd. A great cheer went up as he made his way forward to claim his prize.

The council also asked to run a Pimm’s tent, something we’ve not done before. But we rose to the challenge with flying colours, serving thirsty picnic goers over 500 glasses during the afternoon.

We also organised the, now legendary, children’s races that are always popular with the children and parents alike. Egg and Spoon, Three-Legged and Sack races are packed with kids running for the fun of it.

Memories made today will not be forgotten for a long time to come.

Yateley Jubilee Beacon

At 9:30 pm the town folk gathered for the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon outside the Dog & Partridge pub. Gathered around the green there was singing and the Mayor read the National and Commonwealth proclamation to the assembled crowds.

At 9:45 pm the beacon was lit to join with thousands of other cities, towns and villages across the UK.

Our Lions provided assistance in marshalling the event for the council.

Frogmore & Darby Green Picnic

On Saturday 4th of June, there was another community picnic where the Lions provided some fun and games with our basketball game for the children. Along with two local Scout groups and the local church, there was a fantastic community atmosphere to picnic. People stayed around long after the scheduled end time for the picnic enjoying the good weather and great company.