Windsor Lions have welcomed back Diane Purchase as their leader again.

She took over from Paul Maxwell, the Lions' retiring president, telling members: "Windsor Lions have done many amazing things over the years, not least last year, raising millions of pounds for local and national charities and good causes as well as giving hands-on help for many in the community who just cannot manage without a little assistance from time to time. My task over the next year is to help Windsor Lions get even stronger."

She is no stranger to the role, having served as president in 2004/2005 and as secretary and treasurer.

It runs in the family. Her late husband Harry was a long term 'Lion' as well as his children Alaster, Lindsay, Naomi and Serena. Diane Puchase's parents too were both members of Lions Clubs.

Windsor Lions use their manpower and money to help the community in a wide range of ways - everything from garden clearances, shopping assistance for the elderly, to driving the minibus for the local Mencap group, or providing a working fridge or cooker to households in need.