Charity member who cared for elderly at Christmas retires after 33 years - The Solihull Observer

Charity member who cared for elderly at Christmas retires after 33 years

Solihull Editorial 20th Jul, 2018 Updated: 23rd Jul, 2018   0

A MAN who made sure the elderly weren’t forgotten at Christmas has stepped down from his role at Knowle and Dorridge Lions after 33 years.

Maldwyn Jenkins resigned from the club following his long-standing support in the area, helping organise coach trips, tea parties and sending out Christmas cards and mince pies.

Over the years he has taken on various roles at the club including president in 1989 until 1990, and then again in 1996 to 1997, and treasurer’s assistant.

In his letter of resignation Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Maldwyn wrote “As I said at the last meeting I am now finding it difficult to concentrate at night, physical jobs have to be done at a pace acceptable to my body and personal inclination.

“I wish to thank all who over the years have given me fellowship.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you all.

“I see a new energy in the club and look forward to seeing its development.

“I shall continue to support you and possibly join some of your fund raising and social occasions”.

Incoming President Bob Thurtle remarked that Maldwyn will be sorely missed not only for his total dedication to serve those less fortunate in the community but for his humour and his loyalty to Welsh rugby.


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