HEREFORD Lions Club celebrated the centenary of its parent body, Lions International with a display in High Town on August 26 and 100 women were presented with a single rose to mark the occasion.

The organisation was founded by a Chicago businessman to encourage people to put their talents to work improving their own communities.

His vision created a modern worldwide army of volunteers working in 46,000 clubs across 200 countries.

The Hereford club was set up 57 years ago and Lions Clubs are also active in Ross-on-Wye, Kington and the Black Mountains.

The city club is renowned for its fundraising events and the wide range of charities and community projects its supports, along with its much valued community transport service. Said publicity officer George Thomas “The High Town display was a thank you to the public for their generous support over the years and to make even more people aware of the vital role Lions Clubs play in their communities worldwide.”