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‘The event is growing all the time’.

Members of Pontefract Lionesses and Castleford & Pontefract Lions handing over �500 to students from Glass Houghton who are running a market enterprise.
Keith Smalley, George Morgan, Jack Murgatroyd, Connor Blackburn

Members of Pontefract Lionesses and Castleford & Pontefract Lions handing over �500 to students from Glass Houghton who are running a market enterprise. Keith Smalley, George Morgan, Jack Murgatroyd, Connor Blackburn

Lions and Lionesses have donated £500 to help with a student market stall project.

Pontefract Lionesses and Castleford and Pontefract Lions handed over a cheque to students from Wakefield College’s Castleford site in Glass Houghton earlier this month.

The students have been selling a number of handmade products – including bird nest boxes, wine bottle holders, Easter cards and scented candles - on a stall on Pontefract Market.

The monthly project is aimed at giving students a chance to develop their business skills. The young people also created the products themselves and had to come up with a business plan outlining how they would run the stall.

The Lionesses organise a number of fundraising and social activities across the town. The charity is currently organising its annual lantern festival and is appealing for a marching band to lead the procession of lights from Pontefract Castle through the town to Valley Gardens.

The band would be needed for around an hour on the evening of Saturday, October 18. The event will be the town’s third lantern festival.

Mary Page, Lionesses president, said: “The event is growing all the time and that is why we need a band to lead us through Pontefract.

Anyone who can help provide a marching band should call Mary Page on 01977 667299 or Jeanette Morgan on 07711 933457.

 

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