We don’t run, or play with balls of any size, nor shoot with or at things – we are just community service Clubs, dedicated to helping our local communities, and having fun doing it.
Just over a 100 years ago, a Chicago businessman called Melvin Jones thought that his luncheon club members should put their talents to use serving the local community, and formed the first Lions Club in July 1917. Since then, his simple community service club has grown to more than 46,000 Lions Clubs world wide with over 1.4 million members – Lions who volunteer to help their community. How’s that for a 100 year old idea?
Clubs are run by members at their own cost so all funds collected are used for charitable purposes. Most monies collected by Clubs are given back to local public organisations or charities, with occasional donations to Lions Clubs International, helping support projects restoring sight, treating diabetes, tackling hunger, helping the environment and disaster relief internationally.
Clubs raise funds via various activities such as charity collections in local Supermarkets at Christmas, public fundays, Fun Runs and other sporting activities, Quizzes, Casino Nights, duck or donkey races, whatever is sociable and good fun. at various times in the year. We organise free community health screening, litter picks, plant trees, help local foodbanks, hospitals and hospices.
Ordinary People doing amazing things!