Woking Lions

WOKING Lions Club celebrated its most successful charity run on Sunday. More than 600 runners registered for its Martian Race, with about 510 taking part.

PRIZE GUYS  – Simon Egan, centre, the winner of the men’s 21k event, with second Rich Lazell, left, and third Adam Bennett ….plus a friend

The June 30th event, over a choice of either five, 10 or 21-kilometre distances, passed the sandpits on Horsell Common, where the aliens landed in the HG Wells novel The War of the Worlds.

LITTLE GREEN MEN – The Martians have landed, again, on Horsell Common

“The income generated that day for good causes was only £1,000, compared with the probability of over £10,000 this year when the running costs have been included.”

Roger went on: “A big thank you is due to all those involved, but we are especially grateful to Horsell Scouts, without whom we would not have had all the tents, and particularly the First Aid set-up, and to Trident Honda for being our sponsor this year and meeting the cost of the unique Martian Medals.”

For more details of the race and results, please visit www.martianrace.org

For the full story and picture spread get the 4 July edition of the News & Mail

DOZENS of people tasted culinary creations which raised more than £600 for a charity which supports young cancer patients.

The sweet selections were on offer at the Woking Lions’ Bake Off in St John’s Village Memorial Hall.

Pictured at the bake-off, from left, are Lions Antonella Pastore, Jackie Taylor, President Bob Hills and Emma Brawley together with staff of the Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity.

The Star Baker prize was won by Lisa Hollonby, the Show Stopper award by Claire Tharme and Sharon Blackmore was dubbed Master Baker.

Visitors paid an entrance fee of £3 and enjoyed a slice of cake and a hot drink or squash, with the opportunity to browse or buy at one of the stalls in the hall.

Money raised has been donated to the Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity, which provides physical treatment and wellbeing and emotional support for people with cancer aged 16 to 30 and their families.

The bake-off was organised by Lions membership secretary Emma Brawley and colleague Antonella Pastore.

“I am delighted that our event was a success and of help to young people in need at a critical time of their lives,” said Emma.