Crawley Lions Club has received a second $10,000 donation from an American business to spend on the town’s good causes.
Lion Mike Sexton works for Crane, which gave the club $10,000 last year for the club to spend on their charity activities within the Crawley area.
The club spent it so wisely last year that Crane has decided to give the Lions club another cheque of the same amount this year.
However the donation will go a bit further this time. The current exchange rate means it will convert to just over £7,000 - nearly £400 more than last year.
Crane, who make the donations through the Crane Fund For Widows and Children, said that they were delighted with the work the Lions do within their community and beyond.
Mike who retired from Crane this month, said: “I am thrilled that yet again my company Crane has been so generous to Crawley Lions and they see what wonderful work our club do.
“They see our motto ‘We Work Better Together’ and know that all donations are put to good use.”
The Lions throw their support behind town fetes, carnivals and festivals.
Last year’s donation was distributed among a range of good causes.
Lion Gary Davies said: “Last year we gave £5,000 to guide dogs. Part of this came from the 10.000.00$.
“We gave away last year some £12,000 to various charities in Crawley as well as £1,200 for tents for the refugees. We are of course an international organisation.
“Most of the request come to us from various organisations including of course social services.”
Other causes they supported financially last year included the First Responders in Crawley, Lions Sight First Campaign and WaterAid in Africa.
Projects they funded included a donation towards the Copthorne Church Clock refurbishment money to help supply MedicAlert bracelets.
The club is now looking for causes on which to spend the latest donation.
For more information about the Crawley Lions, including the project they support, the international work the Lions do and details of how to contact them go to www.crawleylionsclub.co.uk