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November

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

December

2020

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Sat 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Mon 28th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day

 

 

January

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 9th

Young Ambassador District 105SC Finals

Hermitage Hotel BH2 5AH

5.00pm Saturday until 3.00pm Sunday

Sun 17th

Cabinet Meeting

Stones Hotel; Highpost; Salisbury; Wiltshire SP4 6AT

10:30am

Sat 30th

Council of Governors

Redditch

Weekend

February

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 13th

Fleet Lions Beer Festival

The Harlington; Fleet GU51 4BY

11:00am-3:00pm & 5:30-9:30pm

March

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 19th

District Convention 2021

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

Weekend

Sat 20th

District Convention 2021

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

Weekend

May

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 1st

MD Convention

TBA

 

Sun 16th

Cabinet Meeting

Stones Hotel; Highpost; Salisbury; Wiltshire SP4 6AT

10:30am

June

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 25th

International Convention

Montreal; Canada

Weekend+

Sun 27th

FunFest (by invitation)

Yateley Manor School; 51 Reading Road; Yateley GU46 7UQ

 

October

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 22nd

Oktoberfest

Zebon Community Centre; Danvers Drive; Church Crookham GU52 0ZE

7:30pm

The above dates may change without warning

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Lions Community Store Xmas toys appeal

The Store is now collecting brand new toys and Christmas themed sweets/chocolate for distribution for Christmas. If you want to donate something please email the Store @ admin@communitystore.org.uk or message Fleet Lions on our Facebook page.

For the latest period of national lockdown the Store is no longer accepting donations and all assistance requests should be made to admin@communitystore.org.uk

Wenceslas2019Project Wenceslas

Are you someone who receives a Winter fuel allowance? Do you need it? Do you know someone who gets it and maybe doesn't need it? There are many in our community who struggle to pay their winter bills, your donation could really help them. Here's how.

Santa will be coming to town!

We're planning to do our Santa runs and statics this year and in a Covid-safe, socially distanced way. We’re also having a Christmas Colouring Competition where where you can win a 92 piece art set. Just download and colour in your favourite picture and deliver to Father Christmas on the Lions Christmas float. For more details of float routes and to download pictures click here.

Covid-19 support: helping Hart residents most in need

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.

Sad news about 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 the Virgin Money Giving button further down this page to the right hand side.

Due to the rules/concerns over Covid-19 all our major fundraising events this year have had to be cancelled. 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 hope to continue this with our Christmas food parcels but the existing funds won't last for ever. 

Calling all men aged 40 to 70

Prostate screeningWith one man every hour dying from prostate cancer and 40,000 new cases every year and no national screening available, we aim to provide a PSA blood test to as many men between 40 and 70 as possible. It's well proven that early detection and treatment may vastly increase your chances of survival.

Home Prostate screening tests available

Based on the success of our previous Prostate Cancer Awareness days, Fleet Lions are working with the Graham Fulford Trust to offer men a simple finger prick test that can be done at home.

Find out more...

Denis joins us

Bill, Lisa and Mike badge up DenisWe were very pleased that Denis Rees-Clark has decided to join us. He's been around at many of our events over the past few years so knows what's involved and has joined us for our recent Club and committee Zoom meetings. We badged him up in a socially distant way and then shared the simple ceremony with our Club members by video.

Appeal for laptops and desktops

or monetary donations towards hardware

Would you like to make a donation towards the hardware we use for our repairs? If so then please click here

We are in urgent need of equipment! We, your local Lions clubs, have been able to provide many students with laptops/desktops to enable them to continue their education. Unfortunately we are running out of stock and there are still students in need. Do you have a spare computer that we could collect from your doorstep, cleanse it and reload it with official Windows 10 pro and a range of free software including Libre Office? We are trying to ensure all children can continue with their home learning at this time and we are finding that 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.

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.

On Sat 1 August we were outside what was Loaf AGAIN, in the shopping centre, 10-4 giving away our ear relief straps. That's nearly 600 we've handed out to the public.



Who are the Lions?

Lions are the largest community service organisation in the world. We've just 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!

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


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.

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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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.

Latest News

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Equipment hire

We hire out equipment for use at fetes etc.
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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

F2F MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS but 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:

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