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STAN Smith once said: “Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it”.

This best explained the King William’s Town Lions Club attitude after the good work they did recently.

YOUTHFUL CAUSE: Youth Day was celebrated in different parts of BCM last week. Breidbach Senior Citizens Club staged a protest march in support of the youth Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

The International Association of Lions Clubs celebrated its centenary on June 7, and clubs around the world were encouraged to do something special on or as close as possible to that day.

The Centenary Challenge for the clubs in South Africa was to serve a 100 people or spend a 100 minutes in service.

The KWT Lions Club rose to the challenge and, for a 100 minutes on June 11, several Lions, partners in service and family members spent a most enjoyable time with 100 youngsters from the King William’s Town Child and Youth Care Centre (KWTCYCC) and the Khuselo Care Centre in Quzini Village.

They started the day by driving kids from Quzini to the KWTCYCC and entertained them with a variety of fun games.

DOING GOOD: Lions member PJ Mauer spends some quality time with young ones at a King William’s Town children’s home

After having fun playing on a jumping castle and soccer, the children each received a burger, chips and a fruit juice from Nando’s King William’s Town.

Several of the staff from Nando’s spent the afternoon with the Lions and the children.

An elated Lion, Brian von der Decken, said thanks to the kindness of Weirs Cash and Carry for their generous donation.

“Lions Lady Antoinette Scott was able to make up a party pack for each of the children and these were distributed at the end of the afternoon, together with a Nando’s balloon,” Von Der Decken said.

“A word of thank you is also extended to the staff of Nando’s for their presence and contributions, as well as all the Lions who committed themselves in making the event possible.”

“They are all so happy,” one of the housemother’s was heard saying. “It is so lovely to see smiles on their faces.”

All of the Lions present echoed those sentiments and the good cause could be further summarised with the quote by Mack R Douglas who once said: “The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.”

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