Devizes Lions boss wants some lionesses

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes Lions boss wants some lionesses Devizes Lions boss wants some lionesses

Devizes Lions’ new president hopes some lionesses may be encouraged to join the club which until now has been an all-male preserve.

Solicitor David Bousfield said: “At the moment we only have men but I want to encourage new members generally, ideally between the ages of 35 and 55 and I hope women will apply.”

Mr Bousfield of Whistley Road, Potterne, was presented with his chain of office by outgoing president Geoff Taylor.

He is a former senior partner of Wansboroughs solicitors and now works for the firm as a consultant. He is keen to raise as much charity money as possible during his year in office.

He said: “We already support a number of charities but we would welcome requests from others.”

Mr Bousfield, who has four grown-up daughters and six grandchildren, said the Lions were pleased in recent years to raise substantial sums to help the Nursteed Centre in Devizes.

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