Artist honoured for contribution to charity

Mr Riaan van Zyl of Kalk Bay with his Lions Clubs International District 410A Humanitarian Award. Photo by Clive Fox

Internationally acclaimed artist Mr Riaan van Zyl of Kalk Bay is the latest recipient of the prestigious Lions Louis Volks Humanitarian Award. It is given to those who give dedicated and distinguished service to the community.

Presented by Lions Clubs International District 410A it is a fitting tribute to his caring concern for others. The humanitarian award commemorates the vision and service of Past District Governor Louis Volks whose efforts led to the founding of Lionism in Southern Africa.

Mr van Zyl conceptualised and decorated the Lion of Lions which district 410A sponsored in the recent Pride of Cape Town marketing and fundraising project of the Born Free Foundation.

The Lion model was then converted into the Roaring Lion which was activated by a R5 coin donation. This greatly appealed to children and tourists alike whilst on public display.

The Roaring Lion of District 410A

The Roaring Lion of District 410A

The decoration and material was collected and sponsored by the artist with paint and sealers from Jack’s Paint & Hardware, Edgemead. Mr Clive Fox, Lions district 410A marketing officer explained that it took many hours to complete the entire surface of the nearly two metre long model.

Mr van Zyl is a staunch supporter of the Stop Hunger Now feeding project as well as other selected causes.

Compiled and released by Clive Fox Lions Marketing 072 159 0028.

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