Lions reward two local charities with Tonbridge Triathlon funds

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TWO local charities have benefitted from the proceeds of the Tonbridge Triathlon, which was organised by the Tonbridge Lions Club on in May.

Lions President Tom Simmons presented cheques for £500 to The Bridge Trust, the homeless charity in Tonbridge, and the West Kent branch of Headway in Tunbridge Wells, which improves the lives of those with brain and head injuries.

The Bridge Trust’s Chief Executive, John Handley, said: ‘A big thank you to Tonbridge Lions for donating £500 from the proceeds of their Tonbridge Triathlon. That’s enough to give someone who was homeless a home for a month.’

Abbie Morton, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Headway, added: ‘This donation will truly make a difference, enabling us to continue to provide bespoke services for those living with brain injury.

‘Brain injury can happen to any one of us at any time. It is important that we continue to provide a diverse range of services for those living with this long-term condition. Your donation helps enormously.’

The triathlon’s organiser, Bob Bartlett, thanked his fellow Lions for their hard work in making the Bank Holiday event such a success.

He also thanked the Friends of Lions, the Air Training Corps, Police Cadets, Tonbridge School, Warners Solicitors and Sainsbury’s for their support in staging the race.

PICTURE: HELPING HAND: Lions President Tom Simmons (left) with John Handley of The Bridge Trust

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