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What's On

August

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 14th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Club Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground BH23 3DN

from 7.30am

Sun 14th

Bob Cook Games

Swindon Athletics Track, 75 Shrivenham Rd, Swindon SN1 2QA

 

Wed 17th

FLOGS Business Lunch

The Wyvern, Church Crookham

12:30pm

Fri 26th

Drink & Chat for members

De Havilland

7pm

Sun 28th

Petersfield Lions Toy Tombola Petersfield Festivities

High St, Petersfield GU31 5RX

10.00AM to 4.00PM

Mon 29th

Summer Bank Holiday

 

 

September

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 3rd

Petersfield Lions Brain Tumour Research Tombola Warsash Fair

Victoria Hall, Warsash SO31 9HW

10.00AM to 4.00PM

Wed 7th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Fri 9th

Petersfield Lions Bridge afternoon

Petersfield Community Centre GU31 4BW

2.00 to 5.00 Cost £50 per table of 4. Booking essential on 01730 265883

Sat 10th

Devizes Lions Diabetes Testing

Devizes Health & Wellbeing Day

 

Sun 11th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Club Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground BH23 3DN

from 7.30am

Wed 14th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 17th

World Clean Up Day

 

 

Sun 18th

Bradford on Avon Lions Family Fun Run

Culver Close, Bradford on Avon BA5 1LF

From 10.00am

Wed 21st

FLOGS Business Lunch

The Wyvern, Church Crookham

12:30pm

Thu 22nd

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Sun 25th

National Eye Health Week

 

19th to 25th

Sun 25th

Great British Beach Clean

 

16th to 25th

Fri 30th

Drink & Chat for members

De Havilland

7pm

October

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 5th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Fri 7th

Salisbury 60th Charter Dinner

High Post Golf Club, Great Durnford, Salisbury. SP4 6AT

7 for 7:30pm

Sat 8th

Bradford on Avon Lions Comedy Evening

 

 

Sun 9th

Peterfield Lions Blackmore Apple Fair

Blackmore Village Hall GU33 6BS

10:00AM to 4.30PM

Sun 9th

Cabinet Meeting

TBA

10:30am

Wed 12th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Thu 13th

World Sight Day

 

 

Sat 15th

World Sight Day and Food Day High street promotion

Gurkha Square, Flleet

8~4pm

Sun 16th

World Food Day

 

 

Fri 21st

Council Meeting

Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth CV8 2LD

DG & 1stVDG only. Weekend

Sat 22nd

Chippenham Lions Chas &, Dave tribute concert

Neeld Arts Centre, Chippenham SN15 3ER

 

Sat 22nd

Prostate Cancer Screening

Key Centre, Elvetham Heath GU51 1HA

10:00am - 2.00pm

Thu 27th

Europa Forum 2022

Zagreb, Croatia

Th; Fr & Sat

Sat 29th

Oktoberfest

Church Crookham Community Centre, Boyce Road, Church Crookham GU52 8AQ

TBC

Sat 29th

Fleet Lions Oktoberfest

Church Crookham Community Centre, Boyce Road, Church Crookham GU52 8AQ

TBC

Sat 29th

Woodley and Earley 40th Charter Dinner

Crowne Plaza, Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading RG41 5TS

 

Mon 31st

Halloween

 

 

November

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 2nd

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Sat 5th

Firework Fiesta

Calthorp Park, Fleet

Gates open 5pm Lions see ticklist

Sun 6th

Bradford on Avon Lions Charter Lunch

 

 

Wed 9th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sun 13th

Remembrance Day Services

 

TBA

Sun 13th

Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Mon 14th

World Diabetes Day

 

 

Thu 17th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Sat 19th

Calne 50th Charter

Goatacre Village Hall, Goatacre Lane, Goatacre, Calne SN11 9JA

 

Wed 23rd

Christmas Festival

Fleet High street

2pm to 8pm

Wed 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

December

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 3rd

Devizes Lions Christmas Fair

Devizes Corn Exchange

 

Wed 7th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Fri 9th

HYPE II Disco

Court Moor School, Spring Woods, Fleet GU52 7RY

TBA

Tue 13th

Christmas Concert

Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1HA

7.30pm

Wed 14th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sun 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Mon 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Tue 27th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

 

 

January

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 1st

New Year's Day

 

 

Mon 2nd

New Year's Day Observed

 

 

Wed 4th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Sun 8th

Cabinet Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

Wed 11th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Wed 25th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Fri 27th

Council Meeting

Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth CV8 2LD

DG & 1stVDG only. Weekend

Sat 28th

Fleet Lions 49th Charter Anniversary Dinner & Dance

Hogs Back Hotel, Seale, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1EX

TBA

Sat 28th

Fleet 49th Charter Dinner

Hogs Back Hotel, Seale, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1EX

 

February

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 1st

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Wed 8th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Tue 14th

Valentine's Day

 

 

March

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 1st

St David's Day

 

 

Wed 1st

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Fri 3rd

Cabinet Meeting

Convention

3:30pm

Sat 4th

District Convention 2023

Holiday Inn Hotel, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth PO1 2TA

Weekend

Wed 8th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Fri 17th

St Patrick's Day

 

 

Sun 19th

Mothering Sunday

 

 

Thu 23rd

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Fri 31st

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

 

March

Fri 31st

Great British Spring Clean

 

March

April

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 1st

Devizes Lions Sports Coaching Weekend

 

1st & 2nd April

Wed 5th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Fri 7th

Good Friday

 

 

Mon 10th

Easter Monday

 

 

Wed 12th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 15th

Loddon Valley Lions Prostate Cancer Screening

The Link (Tadley Community Centre) RG26 4HN

10.00am to 1.00pm

Fri 21st

HYPE II Disco

Court Moor School, Spring Woods, Fleet GU52 7RY

TBA

Sat 22nd

International Earth Day

 

 

Sun 23rd

St George's Day

 

 

Fri 28th

Council Meeting

MD Convention

DG & 1stVDG only

May

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 1st

Early May Bank Holiday

 

 

Wed 3rd

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Wed 10th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Thu 11th

Devizes Lions Charity Golf Day

North Wilts Golf Club

 

Sun 14th

Cabinet Meeting

TBA

10:30am including 2024/25 Cabinet

Thu 18th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Sun 28th

World Hunger Awareness Day

 

 

Mon 29th

Spring Bank Holiday

 

 

June

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 5th

World Environment Day

 

 

Wed 7th

Trustees Meeting

Community Room, Morrisons, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1GY

7:30pm

Sun 11th

Devizes Lions on the Green Classic Cars & Family Fun Day

 

 

Wed 14th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 17th

Diabetes Week

 

10th to 17th

Sun 18th

Father's Day

 

 

Sun 25th

Funfest

Yateley Manor School GU46 7UQ

TBC

July

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 7th

International Convention

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Weekend+

March

2024

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 23rd

Golden Charter Anniversary Dinner/Dance

Casa Hotel, Yateley GU46 6BT

TBC

The above dates may change without warning

Prostate Cancer Screening Session announced

Prostate screening

Fleet Lions are pleased to announce that we are to hold another PSA screening session.

When - 22nd October 2022

Time 10.00 – 1400hrs

Where -  The Key Centre, The Keys, Elvetham Heath, GU51 1HA.

 NOTE – To Pre Register and book an appointment go to: www.fleetlions.org.uk/prostatescreening


Best beer 2022

Lions Beerfest 6 August

Best beer of the Lion’s 2022 Fleet Beer festival is…. drum roll....

Captain B by Irving & Co Brewers Ltd


What a fabulous beerfest. Numbers were down on 2019 but 750 of you joined us on the day. Hopefully we've done pretty well for our charitable funds and have already donated £500 to Hampshire Search and Rescue and £1500 to local scouts and guides, all of whom helped us run the event. So many thanks to all guests, helpers, bands, gin, food and sponsors. And we're all ready for the next one on 5 August 2023. THIS YEAR'S BEERS AND CIDERS

Our Bees - we have our own pollinators!

We have now sponsored a honeybee colony. This is just one of our projects to meet the Lions Clubs International environmental objectives. 

bees

In the first video we transferred the colony into its permanent home but we found that the queen was missing. If we didn’t get a queen in there the colony was doomed. What happened next? Watch and see here.

A welcome donation

Waitrose Debbie hands over cheque to Lion JimWe were selected by Waitrose & Partners Fleet to be supported through their "Give a little love scheme" for our support of youth activities through the summer. Our friend Debbie from the store gave us a cheque for £500 today!


New Community Store vans needed

Van picThe Lions Community Store has helped many thousands of people with household goods and furniture as well as providing food parcels and toys at Christmas. And now we have a big issue. We need to to replace our vans. They've served us well but are coming to the end of their life and becoming expensive to maintain. We want to replace them with electric vehicles which will be a more sustainable way forward. We need donations to help us do that so either donate here:  or contact us us at treasurer@fleetlions.org.uk. 

Appeal for laptops

or for monetary donations towards hardware then please click here

1000 edited 2Your local Lions clubs have now provided over 2000 laptops/desktops to enable students to continue their education since start of lockdowns and to support other deserving parts of the community. We are hoping to provide equipment to Ukrainian refugees who will be hosted locally BUT we are still in urgent need of equipment! We are running out of stock so do you have a spare laptop running Windows 7 or above that we could have to refurbish? We also need to buy quite a bit of hardware to make sure the machines are a good standard. Here's A GREAT CLIP that describes our project. Please contact it@fleetlions.org.uk where we can have a chat.

Trying to stay warm by a radiatorFuel and Utilities Project

Do you know of anyone struggling with Fuel or Utility Bills? Please let us know by emailing us at fuel@fleetlions.org.uk. 

Are your financial circumstances such that you could forego your annual Winter Fuel Allowance, knowing that by doing so you could help a local family that is suffering from fuel poverty or problems paying their water bill? Full or part Winter Fuel Allowance donations are held in a fund to pay charges for local families that are in debt to their energy suppliers or water utility. More details here.

Here's how you can donate.

Fleet Lions - fancy joining in?

Autumn is fast approaching. New opportunities! Perhaps you'd like to join us in helping to serve the local community? Let us know if you're interested by using our contact us facility. 

We do lots of things around here, you can see them on our website. Maybe you'd like to try them out and see if you'd like to become a member of Fleet Lions, the largest community service group in Fleet. You'd be most welcome.

We also need people to help us run some of the biggest events for the people of Fleet and neighbouring towns to enjoy. e.g. it takes 120 people to put on the fireworks event. Fleet Lions Volunteer Team are a group of people we can call upon to help us - and join in the fun too. And we give people any training that they need. 

Covid-19 support: helping Hart residents

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline is 0333 370 4000

A helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support, to frail or vulnerable. All calls to this local call rate number will be handled by staff in the Hart District.

Fleet Lions Volunteer Team

We organise some of the biggest events for the people of Fleet and neighbouring towns to enjoy. And quite a few of them need numbers on the day beyond the members of our Club e.g. it takes 120 people to put on the fireworks event. We have a group of people we can call upon to help us - and join in the fun too. So we call them the Fleet Lions Volunteer Team and we'll give people any training that they need. We'd also like to make sure everyone also has a bit of play - not just work. So let us know if you're interested by using our contact us facility. Our Branch Club in Aldershot are also keen to find people who'd like to help them at their events. So please contact them too if you'd like to do that: Aldershot Lions' website.

Wearing a face mask making your ears sore?

Nurse with StrapAre you a carer, healthcare provider or essential business? Do you know someone who is? We have been busy making face-mask ear reliever straps. Let us know if you need some. Email info@fleetlions.org.uk.







Young People's Bursaries

teaching costa ricaFleet Lions have bursaries to help young people fund their trips abroad to help the less fortunate. Apply to bursaries@fleetlions.org.uk



Message in a BottleMessage in a Bottle - important medical facts to help the emergency services help you

The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the Fridge. See a good descriptive video here. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. More details here. Contact miab@fleetlions.org.uk if you need one/some.

Who are the Lions?

Lions are the largest community service organisation in the world. We raised over $21 million to help protect tens of millions of children in the world's poorest countries from measles. The men and women of Fleet Lions help local people and organisations where there is need. We organise some of the biggest events in the town to keep you entertained - and we have fun doing so!

Do you have some time to spare?

Please join Fleet Lions Volunteer Team and help us with some of our other projects:

Community Service

Fundraising

or maybe join us for a social evening.

All the help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity!

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Equipment hire

We hire out equipment for use at fetes etc.
More information...

A year in the life of Fleet Lions Club

Our thanks to John Sutton of Clearwater Photography who followed us around for a whole year and then turned what he saw into this fantastic film. You the public voted us into THE SHORTLIST of the documentary section the Charity Film Awards. Many thanks to those of you who voted for us. Did the judges put us into the finals? Sadly they didn't but here's a comment from them: "The video told clearly the surprising different work done by Lions and the charities which benefited not just financially but in practical ways". It was an honour to take part along with many other incredible organisations who serve their community too. Ordinary people doing amazing things!


Meetings

The club normally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm at:

map The Grange, Coxheath Road, Fleet GU52 6QR

Why not visit Hart Lions, our sister club in fleet?

If you live in Aldershot, see Aldershot Lions' website.

Our thanks to our main website sponsors:

serendipity SERENDIPITY Antiques & Gifts with Tearoom www.serendipityonline.co.uk

hart shopping_logo HART SHOPPING CENTRE Fleet's premier shopping centre www.hartshopping.co.uk




Business Meetings
8pm 2nd Wednesdays
The Grange, Woodland Rise, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 6QR

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