The Queen has praised Uckfield Lions Club for the work it does in the community.
And, Her Majesty has also sent a letter of congratulations to Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood.
The mayor told members of Uckfield Town Council at a full meeting on Monday (February 26) that she had attended a Lions’ convention at the East Sussex National Resort earlier in the month.
Cllr Eastwood, Trust Independent, Uckfield North, said she the Lions’ International weekend, was “wonderful”.
“We obviously work with our Uckfield Lions, who do a tremendous job within our town but, not only do that within the town, they support international work as well.”
She said the district governor, Jackie Robinson, had presented Uckfield Town Council with a Lions’ banner and paperweight.
Cllr Eastwood said she had received a ”very special letter” from The Queen who “thanked me for all the hard work I had done on behalf of Uckfield and the charity events which take place, which I was greatly honoured by”.
She continued: “I decided to write back and I thanked Her Majesty for her kind words but I also asked her if she would send a message to the Uckfield Lions for all the hard work they do within the town.
“I can say thank you many times on behalf of the town council but I thought it would be that little bit special if Her Majesty the Queen did.
“Yesterday [February 25], at the 49th centenary [of Uckfield Lions] I presented them with the letter of thanks from Her Majesty the Queen.
‘I was honoured to have delivered that.”
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