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Chair fed to the lions

Thursday 18th September 2014

THE chair of Kent Executive Club had the chance to hand-feed a big cat during a trip to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation at Smarden.

Sylvia Lichfield, from Allington, was one of  five members each presented with a chicken leg – only to see it guzzled in a gulp by one of the centre’s massive mammals.

More than 30 members of the club enjoyed a guided tour of the centre, followed by supper at a local hostelry.

The club, which meets monthly and raises funds for local charities, is this year supporting the Kent Association for the Blind, based in Maidstone.

Earlier in the year, members visited the HQ in College Road where they were shown examples of the latest technology and aids for the visually impaired.

The Kent Executive Club was established 25 years ago, with the aim of promoting and fostering contacts between businessmen and women in Kent.

Last year, members raised more than £1,800 for Age Concern.

Funds are raised through monthly raffles and events such as the club’s annual golf day, which was held this month at Bearsted Golf Club. A murder mystery dinner was held in the summer.

Previous speakers have included the Deputy General Secretary of the TUC, the chief executive of the London Metal Exchange and the MD of Dover Harbour Board.

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