Ross on Wye Lions Club has a long tradition of holding a Race Night during Cheltenham Gold Cup week, and this year was no exception. The fun event was held thanks to the kind help of The Chase Hotel and its staff. To add to the occasion Lions are always pleased to have the added support of those visiting the hotel as race-goers.
As always the formality of the dress of the Lions gentlemen belied the reality of their sense of enjoyment as they showed when joining in the bidding for the horses – and won! The photo shows ‘old hands’ Cyril and Keith showing the intricacies of horse selling to new member Brian.
The evening was well-supported by many supporters and sponsors of the event – local businesses and residents who are generous in their donations. Over the last 5 years Lions Race Night has raised nearly £10,000 for Lions Charities, which in turn supports many local people in difficulty and local good causes.