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Lions club members set for Buckingham Palace visit

PUBLISHED: 19:00 21 February 2018

Colin Rufus and Geoffrey Bland.

Colin Rufus and Geoffrey Bland.


Two men are heading to a reception at Buckingham Palace next week.

Colin Rufus and Geoffrey Bland have received royal invitations to visit London on Wednesday as Lions clubs across the country are celebrating their 100th anniversary.

MORE: Lions International celebrates 100 years of charity and fundraising efforts.

Colin will represent Burnham-on-Sea’s branch, with Geoffrey a member of the Yeo Valley club.

Burnham Lions donated to charities In Charley’s Memory, Children’s Hospice South West and the Burnham and Highbridge foodbank last year, while community events such as the Claverham Beer Festival and Christmas Carol Float allowed Yeo Valley to raise funds.

Colin said: “It is a great honour to attend such a prestigious event on behalf of Burnham Lions.

A spokesman for Lions Clubs International said: “Colin and Geoffrey will be joining with members from across the British Isles at the centenary reception, together with the organisations’ charity partners.”

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