Weston-super-Mare duo given awards for humanitarian work

PUBLISHED: 15:02 19 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 19 February 2017

John Holland (left) and Clive Darke (right) being presented with their awards by Weston Lions Club president Grant Parris.

John Holland (left) and Clive Darke (right) being presented with their awards by Weston Lions Club president Grant Parris.


Two long-serving members of Weston-super-Mare’s Lions Club have been given a prestigious award for their dedicated service to the charity.

Clive Darke and John Holland – who met decades ago when they attended Walliscote Boys’ School together – have been presented with the Lions Club International Foundation Award, The Melvin Jones Fellowship, in recognition of their humanitarian service across the South West.

The pair – who have volunteered their time and fundraised for the group for decades – were presented the award at the Lions’ ladies’ night dinner, at Batch Country House, on Friday.

The fellowship award has been running since 1973 in honour of the founder of Lions Club International Melvin Jones.

The award recognises people who make an outstanding contribution to the charity, which helps hundreds of other charities, supports people following natural disasters and aims to support communities across the world.

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