Snells Beach resident Arthur Hopkins has been named the new president of the Warkworth Lions and he’s already taken charge of a new fundraising initiative.
Arthur is looking for large batteries from vehicles or lawnmowers, which he will collect and recycle for free.
“It’s a convenience for local households and businesses, but it also helps us raise funds for community activities,” he says.
He adds that as new president, he is also keen to promote ‘Lions helping Lions’.
“We have a broad range of trades in our members, from solicitors to farmers, and we are hoping to raise money by generating business and getting reliable work and prices for members.”
Arthur is a fruit farmer and worked on a single orchard in Kent, England, for 40 years, working his way up to managing more than 100ha.
He moved to the area four years ago, and after two years with the Lions, his talent was recognised and he was put in line for the presidency.
If you have a battery for collection, call Arthur on 022 191 8298