The Auckland Flower Show

Pride of Lions on the landscape

Fearing their roar hasn't been heard in a while, the Lions Club will get in behind this year's Auckland Flower Show in a big way.

More than 300 Lions volunteers will take part in the show as hosts and helpers. Members of the Lion's northern district, they will descend on Alexandra Park for the 20-23 November event from as far afield as the Far North and the Coromandel.

According to the Vice District Governor, Colin Twyman, the Lions have been looking for an event they can embrace to re-establish awareness of the clubs.

"As a service club, we're best known for the major fundraising we used to do for the Telethons. But that was some time ago, and while we've continued to do good work in our communities, we haven't done a lot for our profile."

At the Auckland Flower Show, the Lions will be an important resource, providing directions to the various attractions, assistance to disabled people, and generally acting as hosts.

Flower Show organiser Paul McLuckie says he's delighted to have their support. "They will keep a well-oiled major event running smoothly."

While this is primarily a "friend raising" exercise for the Lions, any funds raised will go toward the major District fundraising initiative contributing toward its efforts to raise $500,000 for the Starship Oncology unit refurbishment.

Story ends...

If you were one of the many thousands who attended the Auckland Flower Show 2008 then you will know what a great, world-class show that it was.

Indeed when one of our esteemed international judges from Australiae says that the Melbourne Flower Show could learn from us then we know that we have achieved the standard that we set out to achieve.

If you missed it then make sure that you click here to register so that you get all the early offers for next year.

Alternatively if you want to exhibit next year then please Click here to enter your details (and you will then be directed to the appropriate exhibitor's guide) or Email us.

Make sure that you register now, and check back regularly for updates!

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