Lions' Christmas collection success

Worthing mayor Sean McDonald met Santa's helpers when he joined Worthing Lions to support the club's 2016 Christmas Tree Run.

Worthing mayor Sean McDonald with Santa's helpers
Worthing mayor Sean McDonald with Santa's helpers

Lion Andy Douglas said: “It was another great year, despite some rainy evenings, and with the help of this year’s mayor, we raised the sum of £7,500.”

Every year, the Lions walk the streets with Santa and a mobile Christmas tree, collecting from door to door. The money raised will help local people in need.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

The Lions were also in the Guildbourne Centre in Worthing town centre on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas, so more children could meet Santa.

Mr Douglas said: “The Worthing Lions would like to wish all readers of the Herald, who are great supporters to us, a very happy new year and hope to see them at the Worthing Lions Festival at the end of July.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at

2 Like our Facebook page at Worthing Herald

3 Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.