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What's On

December

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 8th

ROAR National Awards Day

 

 

Wed 8th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 11th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 19th

Chippenham Longest Day 10 mile

Monkton Park

 

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Mon 20th

Chippenham Lions collection

Morrisons

20th and 21st

Mon 20th

Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom

8pm

Sat 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Sat 25th

Chippenham Lions delivering Xmas lunches

 

 

Sun 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Mon 27th

Bank holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

 

 

Tue 28th

Bank holiday in lieu of Boxing Day

 

 

January

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 1st

New Year's Day

 

 

Mon 3rd

Bank holiday in lieu of New Year's Day

 

 

Wed 5th

Trustees Meeting

HVA Board Room, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA

8:00pm

Sat 8th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 9th

Cabinet Meeting

George Hotel, 19 High Street, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7ET

10:00am

Mon 10th

Zone C Meeting

Half Moon Sheet GU31 4BE

1900

Wed 12th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 15th

Skittles Challenge v Hart Lions

Crookham Street Social Club, Crookham Village GU51 5SJ

TBA

Thu 20th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

Fri 21st

Council of Governors meeting

 

 

Sat 22nd

Chippenham Lions Burns Night

Goss Croft Hall, Seagry

 

Sat 29th

Fleet Lions Charter Anniversary Dinner/Dance

North Hants Golf Club

 

Sat 29th

Wareham Lions Club 50th Charter Anniversary

 

 

Sat 29th

Fleet Lions Charter Anniversary

North Hants Golf Club, Minley Road, Fleet GU51 1RF

7:30 for 8:00pm

February

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 2nd

Trustees Meeting

HVA Board Room, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA

8:00pm

Sat 5th

Chippenhan Lions Charter Dinner/Dance

Golf Club

 

Wed 9th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sat 12th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sat 12th

Fareham Lions 60th Charter Anniversary Dinner

 

7pm

Mon 14th

Valentine's Day

 

 

Sun 20th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Mon 21st

Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom

8pm

March

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Tue 1st

St David's Day

 

 

Wed 2nd

Trustees Meeting

HVA Board Room, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA

8:00pm

Wed 9th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Fri 11th

Cabinet Meeting

Swindon

 

Fri 11th

District Convention 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Swindon, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon SN5 8UZ

Weekend

Sat 12th

Chippenham Lions Swing Band Night

Kington Langley Village Hall

 

Sat 12th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Thu 17th

St Patrick's Day

 

 

Thu 17th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

Sat 19th

Devizes Lions Club Spring Concert

St Mary's Church

 

Sun 20th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 27th

Mothering Sunday

 

 

April

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 2nd

Devizes Lions Sports Coaching Weekend

Various locations

2nd & 3rd April

Wed 6th

Trustees Meeting

HVA Board Room, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet GU51 3LA

8:00pm

Mon 11th

Zone C Meeting

Half Moon Sheet GU31 4BE

1900

Wed 13th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Fri 15th

Good Friday

 

 

Sun 17th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Mon 18th

Easter Monday

 

 

Sat 23rd

St George's Day

 

 

Mon 25th

Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom

8pm

May

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 2nd

Early May bank holiday

 

 

Thu 12th

Devizes Lions Cub Charity Golf Day

North Wilts Golf Club

 

Sun 15th

Cabinet Meeting

Alton?

10:00am

June

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Thu 2nd

Spring bank holiday

 

 

Fri 3rd

Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

 

 

Sun 5th

Tadley Treacle Fair

 

 

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 19th

Father's Day

 

 

Wed 22nd

Devizes Lions on the Green

The Large Green, Devizes

 

July

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 1st

International Convention

New Delhi, India

Weekend+

August

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 29th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

October

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Thu 27th

Europa Forum 2022

Zagreb, Croatia

Th; Fr & Sat

Mon 31st

Halloween

 

 

November

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 13th

Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Wed 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

The above dates may change without warning

Santa will be coming to town from 9 December!

Lions Christmas Logo

We're planning to do our Santa runs and statics this year and in a Covid-safe, socially distanced way. More details here. Donations will be very welcome. For the basic when and where of float routes click here. More details of the routes and a live tracker can be found by clicking here. The members of Fleet Lions would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas.


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.

Home Prostate screening tests - find the missing men

Prostate screening

There has been a massive fall in the number of men being referred by GPs for diagnostic tests during the pandemic. So we are sponsoring home testing kits for prostate cancer. Fleet Lions, working with the Graham Fulford Trust are offering Fleet men aged 40 to 70 a simple finger prick test that can be done at home. It'll take 5 mins to follow the simple instructions. Said Lion Brian Proctor, "with one man dying every hour from prostate cancer and 40,000 new cases every year, a home testing kit could be the best gift for life ever. Early detection and treatment may vastly increase chances of survival." To register for a test and Find out more...

Appeal for laptops

or for monetary donations towards hardware then please click here

1000 edited 2Your local Lions clubs have now provided 1800 laptops/desktops to enable students to continue their education since start of lockdowns. 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.


Fireworks Fiesta 6 November

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Thank you to everyone who supported us on this evening. We hope you enjoyed the great display. Thank you for coming along! We would have liked to have had a bigger crowd but sadly that's a consequence of these Covid times. We look forward to seeing you again next year when hopefully things will be back to normal. We are so sorry that a poor signal gave scanner issues at Merrivale and contactless payments fell over due to poor comms from our provider. We did put a lot of effort into trying to minimise the problems that might occur. And contactless payments were forced on us when our friends at HSBC closed their branch in Fleet.

Glasgow Climate Change Conference explained


LCI CauseArea_Icons_01a-environmentLions care about the environment, and the biggest issue that faces us all is climate change. On 1 to 12 November 2021, Britain will host a meeting of global leaders, called COP26. They'll talk about what ALL countries need to do to reduce the risks of climate change for us and future generations. So we’ve attached a document from WWF that explains the issues they’ll be talking about and what actions governments – AND YOU - can take to help. Download the presentation here.

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.

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.

Help us boost our fundraising

You may feel you'd like to continue supporting us in the work we do and make a donation. You can do so by using JustGiving which may allow us to claim Gift Aid.

Due to the rules/concerns over Covid-19 all our major fundraising events for 2020 and up to Autumn 2021 had to be cancelled. The Fireworks Fiesta was our first major fundraiser for 18 months. Our reserves have allowed us to continue helping our local community especially where Covid has increased their needs. We've been particularly careful to make sure the funds we've spent have given really good benefits to local people and organisations. We have continued this with our Christmas food parcels but the existing funds won't last for ever. 

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!

Please join our mailing list.


Latest News

Read all the latest news about Fleet Lions...

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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