Cranleigh Lions

Charity Gig raises 1,000 for Hounds for Heroes

Cranleigh Lions Club President Brian Walpole receives a cheque for 1,000 from The Sanctions guitarist, Tim Alcock
Cranleigh Lions Club President Brian Walpole and other Lions audition for the next Sanctions gig. "We'll let you know"

For the fourth year running The Sanctions, a local four piece rock and covers band, held a charity event in conjunction with the Cranleigh & District Lions Club.

On 12th May 2012 they performed at the Cranleigh Village Hall and raised 1,000 for the Cranleigh Lions. The Lions and Sanctions decided to donate this sum to Hounds for Heroes based near Petersfield.

Hounds for Heroes provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured & subsequently disabled men & women of both the UK Armed Services & the Civilian Emergency Services.

Tim Alcock, the band's guitarist, handed over the cheque to Lion President Brian Walpole accompanied by members and friends of the Lions Club on a very wet Tuesday outside Cranleigh Village Hall.

Cranleigh Lions Club secretary, Paul Withers, and treasurer Tony Paris took a cheque to Hounds for Heroes and met founder Allen Parton and some of the dogs currently in training.

Cranleigh Lions would like to thank The Sanctions for their support again this year.

The Sanctions play a mix of late 70's and early 80's rock covers, along with some contemporary indie rockers in their own hard hitting style at pubs, parties & festivals around the area.



Cranleigh Lions Club Treasurer Tony Paris (left) and Cranleigh Lions Club Secretary Paul Withers donate a cheque to Hounds for Heroes founder Allen Parton
Cranleigh Lions Club Treasurer Tony Paris (left) and Cranleigh Lions Club Secretary Paul Withers with Hounds for Heroes founder Allen Parton and some of the dogs in training