Local fundraising group the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club have shown their support to this time of remembrance by donating the signs to a community café dedicated to helping war veterans and their families.

Andy Price, founder of the Veterans Hub, said: “We have relied heavily on donations to get this place up and running so we are very thankful to the Lions Club because they have actually donated all of our signage.

“Getting all of the signs up was really the last piece of it all for us to finally show that this is ours and stamp our name on it with a sign that actually says Veterans Club.”

The Veterans Hub on Portland Road, Wyke Regis, was founded in 2017 and is a place that supports veterans by bringing them and their families together within the local community and providing peer support for those that need it the most.

Lions Club president Roger Hogbin said: “The Hub provides excellent support to the veterans and a warm welcome to visitors.

“I am very pleased that the members of the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club have been able to contribute to their efforts in a small way”.

Weymouth and Portland Lions Club raises money for causes like this by organising fundraising events and are part of Lions Clubs International, a community service dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to help.

The Lions were able to fund this sign because of the various events they do throughout the year, such as the recent beach motocross on Sunday October 28.

Lions publicity officer Norman Apps said: “We have a very busy time ahead of us in the lead up to Christmas with the Senior Citizens Christmas Show on the 27th November which is almost sold out, a town centre extravaganza of music, dance and entertainment called ‘Weymouth’s Christmas Present’ and finally the ever-popular Christmas Day Harbour Swim.”

Details of all these upcoming events can be found on their website www.weymouthlionsclub.co.uk