Lowestoft Lions were on hand on Saturday 11th May 2019 to wish good luck to two fellow Lions from Wrexham, North Wales as they embarked on a fundraising car journey from east to west across the UK.
After having a mechanical breakdown on the way to the east coast, Lions Luke Kettlewell and Richard Huelin eventually arrived at Lowestoft Ness, in their 1963 Wolseley 1500 a bit later than planned. The classic car was manufactured in the same year that the Wrexham Maelor Lions Club was founded when it received its charter. The Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams, had seen the pair off on their run from Wrexham Guild Hall. They were accompanied for the first few miles by several classic cars and motorcycles.
After a brief break to see the Euroscope plaques at Lowestoft Ness, the pair were waved off on their journey across the country by members of the town’s Lions club, with their final destination being St David’s Head, the most Westerly point of Wales.
The fundraising project was supported by sponsors and well wishers – with money raised going to various good causes and Lions projects, all costs incurred were covered by the organisers.