Memorial bench for dedicated Lion

On Thursday September 17 Burgess Hill District Lions, with the help of Burgess Hill Town Council, placed a new bench in front of the Lions Book Den in Church Walk.

The bench is in memory of Lion David Saunders MBE and his wife Enid, at the time of his death in January this year he had given to our local community 62 years voluntary service and was the longest serving Lion in Great Britain & Ireland.

In the picture left to right is Christopher Saunders (son), Lion President Christine Coxshaw and Jill Brotherton (daughter).

Two other benches - one in Hassocks and one in Hurstpierpoint - have been also installed in his memory.

Report and picture contributed by Tony Parris.