Tonbridge Lions make music at afternoon tea for 140

POT LUCK: Tonbridge Lions President Tom Simmons pours tea for Gladys Tuxford, aged 103, with his wife Vanessa Simmons (left) and the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling Pam Bates

Tonbridge Lions make music at afternoon tea for 140

by Andy Tong | 22nd March 2019

TONBRIDGE’S Lions Club treated 140 elderly people who live alone to afternoon tea and entertainment at the town’s Baptist Church.

The guests enjoyed entertainment provided by the Lions members and the cast of the Tonbridge Community Pantomime.

There were also guest performances from 11-year-old Hannah Packham, who sang Never Enough from the film The Greatest Showman, and Ken Packer, who played a clarinet solo.

The Tringham sisters performed songs they have composed, while Hannah Bruce and Simon Denton sang popular songs from the Sixties.

Musical accompaniment was also provided by Mike Golding (guitar), Chris Coverly (keyboard), Alan Baker (guitar) and John Nye (drums).

The Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Pam Bates, was on hand to help pour tea for the eldest guest, 103-year-old Gladys Tuxford.

The local service organisation has been hosting the event for more than 40 years, and Richard Packham, Chairman of the organising committee, said: “It gives us all great pleasure to see so many people enjoying themselves, and we thank our guest artists and musicians for making the entertainment show go so well.”

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