It is with great sadness that we were made aware of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh just short of his 100th birthday. All our thoughts and condolences go out to the Queen and the Royal Family at this time.
Many of our Lion’s Young Ambassadors will have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, which has enabled young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life. This along with many other achievements mark an extraordinary life of service and he will be greatly missed.
Eastleigh Lions are twinned with a Lions Club based in Normandy and we received a touching message from them saying ‘And I also send you our best thoughts to all English people on the death of Prince Philippe Duke of EDINBURGH. He and Queen ÉLISABETH are both esteemed by French people’