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What's On

August

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 7th

Fleet Lions 14th Beer Festival

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Sat 7th

Basingstoke Lions Zoom Quiz

Zoom

7.30pm

Sun 8th

New Milton Lions Car Boot Sale

Fawcetts Field, Christchurch Rd BH25 6QF

6:30am - Noon

Sun 8th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch BH23 3ND

08:00 - 12.00

Sun 8th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Wed 11th

Alton Lions Cardiac Rehab Golf Day

 

 

Sat 14th

Chippenham Lions collection and membership drive

Emery Gate, Chippenham

 

Sat 14th

Alton Lions Party in the Park

Alton Public Gardens

12:00 to 16:00

Sat 14th

Swanwick Lions Show in the Green

Sarisbury Green, Sarisbury SO31 7AA

1200 - 1600

Sun 15th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 15th

Zone Funfest

Manor School Yateley

11:00 to 15:00

Sun 15th

Lions' Summer Fun Day (by invitation)

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

11:30am - 4:00 pm

Sat 21st

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Duck Race

 

 

Sat 21st

Petersfield Lions Book Stall

Market Square, Petersfield

8.30am - 3.00pm

Sat 21st

Guernsey Lions Donkey Derby

Saumarez Park

1200 - 2100

Sun 22nd

Fleet Lions Charity Walk 2021

 

From 10.00am

Sun 22nd

Basingstoke Lions Den Putting Game

Festival of Transport, War Memorial Park Basingstoke

 

Sun 22nd

Chippenham Lions Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

 

 

Sun 22nd

Fleet Lions Charity Walk

Naishes Wood

 

Mon 30th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

Mon 30th

Bradford on Avon Lions Family Fun Day

 

 

Mon 30th

Ringwood &, Fordingbridge Lions Car Boot Sale

Ringwood Long Stay Car Park

0800 to 1300

Mon 30th

Yateley and District Lions Autumn Fayre

 

11:00 to 16:00

Mon 30th

Swanwick Lions Annual Duck Race in conjunction with Eastleigh Lions

Mansbridge, Southampton SO18 2JR

12.00 to 16.00

September

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 4th

Hartley Wintney Festival

Oak Common, Hartley Wintney

 

Sun 5th

Loddon Valley Lions Tadley Treacle Fair

 

 

Sun 5th

New Milton Lions Car Boot Sale

Fawcetts Field, Christchurch Rd BH25 6QF

6:30am - Noon

Fri 10th

Woolmer Forest Lions Inaugural Charity Golf Day

Blacknest Golf Club

 

Sat 11th

Meon Valley Lions BBQ in the park

 

 

Sat 11th

Windsor Lions Charity Horse Ride

 

11th and 12th

Sat 11th

Hook and Odiham Lions Off the Hook

Fox and Goose Greywell

 

Sun 12th

Gillingham Mere and Shaftsbury Lions Charter Lunch

 

 

Sun 12th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch BH23 3ND

08:00 - 12.00

Sun 12th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 12th

Abingdon Lions Club 40th Charter Anniversary Lunch

Hilton Garden Inn, Abingdon

12:30 for 1:00pm

Thu 16th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

Sat 18th

Alton Lions Classic Car Show

Alton Town Centre

 

Sat 18th

Reading Lions Prostate Cancer and PSA testing Event

 

 

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 19th

Maidenhead Lions Duck Derby and Family Fun Day

Ray Mill Island

Postoned from May 2021

Sun 19th

New Milton Lions Car Boot Sale

Fawcetts Field, Christchurch Rd BH25 6QF

6:30am - Noon

Fri 24th

Petersfield Lions Club Swishing Event

St Peter's Hall, Petersfield

Early Evening

Sat 25th

Chippenham Lions Casino Evening

Kington Langley Village Hall

 

Sat 25th

Calne Lions Duck Race

 

 

Sun 26th

Hook and Odiham Lions Village Connect Trail

 

 

October

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 4th

Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom

8pm

Thu 7th

Europa Forum 2021

Grand Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Th; Fr & Sat

Fri 8th

Warminster Lions Club Charter

West Wilts Golf Club, Warminster BA12 0AU

7.30pm

Sat 9th

Bradford on Avon Lions Club Comedy Evening

 

 

Sat 9th

New Milton Lions 50th Charter Anniversary Dinner

South Lawns Hotel, Milford on Sea

 

Sat 9th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 10th

Chippenham Lions Simon and Garfunkle Tribute

The Neeld

 

Sun 10th

Woolmer Forest Lions - Blackmoor Apple Tasting Day

 

 

Sun 10th

Windsor Lions Swimathon

Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Rd, Windsor SL4 5JB

 

Sun 10th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch BH23 3ND

08:00 - 12.00

Mon 11th

Hook and Odiham Lions Off the Hook Music Event

Fox and Goose, Greywell

 

Mon 11th

Zone C Meeting

Half Moon Sheet GU31 4BE

1900

Sat 16th

Farnborough Lions Quiz night

 

 

Sun 17th

Cabinet Meeting

Alton?

10:00am

Sat 23rd

Fleet Lions Oktoberfest

 

 

Sat 23rd

Oktoberfest

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

T.B.C.

Sun 24th

Bradford on Avon Lions Charter Lunch

 

 

Sun 24th

Marlborough and District Lions Club 45th Charter Anniversary Lunch

Chiseldon House Hotel, Chiseldon

 

Thu 28th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

Fri 29th

Council of Governors meeting

in person

Weekend

Sat 30th

Devizes Lions Autumn Fair

 

 

Sun 31st

Halloween

 

 

Sun 31st

Trustee Training

Zoom

10:30am start

November

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 6th

Chippenham Lions Christmas Bazaar

 

 

Sat 6th

Fleet Lions Firework Fiesta

 

 

Sat 6th

Reading Lions Club Firework Spectacular

 

 

Sat 6th

Fleet Lions Firework Fiesta

Calthorpe Park, Reading Road North GU51 4AD

T.B.C.

Sat 13th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 14th

Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Sun 21st

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Wed 24th

Chippenham Lions serving mulled wine at Corsham and Chippenham Xmas Lights turn on

 

Will be late November or early December

Sat 27th

New Milton Lions Christmas Festival and Carnival Parade

 

12:00 to 17:00

Tue 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

December

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 1st

Chippenham Lions Carol Float

 

1st to 14th December

Wed 1st

Reading Lions Club Santa Sleigh routes

 

December

Wed 8th

ROAR National Awards Day

 

 

Sat 11th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 19th

Chippenham Longest Day 10 mile

Monkton Park

 

Mon 20th

Chippenham Lions collection

Morrisons

20th and 21st

Mon 20th

Finance Committee Meeting

Zoom

8pm

Sat 25th

Chippenham Lions delivering Xmas lunches

 

 

Sat 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

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

 

 

Sat 8th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 9th

Cabinet Meeting

Online

7:30pm

Mon 10th

Zone C Meeting

Half Moon Sheet GU31 4BE

1900

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

Wareham Lions Club 50th Charter Anniversary

 

 

Sat 29th

Fleet Lions Charter Anniversary

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

TBA

Sat 29th

Charter Anniversary

North Hants Golf Club

TBA

Sat 29th

Fleet Lions Charter Anniversary Dinner/Dance

North Hants Golf Club

 

February

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 5th

Chippenhan Lions Charter Dinner/Dance

Golf Club

 

Sat 12th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

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

 

 

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

Sun 20th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Sun 27th

Mothering Sunday

 

 

April

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Mon 11th

Zone C Meeting

Half Moon Sheet GU31 4BE

1900

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

 

 

Sun 15th

Cabinet Meeting

Alton?

10:00am

June

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Thu 2nd

Spring bank holiday

 

 

Fri 3rd

Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

 

 

Sun 19th

Father's Day

 

 

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

July

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 1st

International Convention

New Delhi, India

Weekend+

The above dates may change without warning

Lions' Summer Fun Day - 15 August, Yateley Manor School

Summer Fun day Poster 2021

The Summer Fun Day will be a fun packed day for people with disabilities or special educational needs, their families and helpers. There is no charge to attend but those wishing to attend should register. The emphasis will be on music and fun, for people of all ages and abilities: with bouncy castles, roundabouts, steam train rides and plenty of sideshows and games.

Go to the Summer Fun Day page to register.


Charity Walk - come and discover the beauty of nature on your doorstep while helping people in need - Sunday 22 August.

countryside picture for charity walk

Fleet Lions are organising our first Charity Walk in this lovely natural, recreational space of over 200 acres. Do come and join us as we learn about all of the plants and wildlife on the edge of Fleet.

It'll be at Naishes Lane SANG, off Naishes Lane, Church Crookham. Nearest Postcode: GU52 8TJ

More details here.


A new year and a new President

Lion President LisaSo a new year begins for us on 1 July. And we have our first lady President, Lisa Rust. Lisa has been with us for three years now having started with our road closure activities. She helps at the Lions Community Store, coordinates the Lions ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme in Fleet and collects 1000s of used spectacles from Fleet’s opticians for the ‘Third World’. She’s done lots to help during the pandemic and would like to see Fleet Lions continue to help our local community come out of the other side of Covid 19. We hope to run projects within the local schools as the children are our next generation of volunteers. We're looking at running projects that help our environment. And Lisa hopes we will also find time for friendship and having fun too! We’re all looking forward to a great year under Lisa’s watchful eye and steady hand.

Trying to stay warm by a radiatorFuel Project

Do you know of anyone struggling with Fuel Bills? Fleet Lions have a dedicated fund to support people in need thanks to the generosity of local benefactors. Please let us know by emailing us at fuel@fleetlions.org.uk or via our partners Citizens Advice, Fleet Phoenix or MHA. We’d welcome any donations to our fund. Here's how you can donate.

A new member for a new year

Robert Norris Joins

Robert Norris (RHS) was recently inducted into Fleet Lions by President Bill as his year came to an end. Robert was sponsored by Lion Graham MJF (LHS) who is one of the leading lights in our IT recycling project as that's how Robert became involved in Lions' activities. 


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...


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.


14th Beerfest Sadly Cancelled

We heard that a delay of 4 weeks for Stage 4 relaxation of rules will be announced on 14th June. And of course it could be longer. We feel the odds are against us so decided we’re sadly going to cancel the Lions Beerfest this year. Under current rules it just isn’t viable enough. We need the rules relaxed as promised for Stage 4.


An Honour for Sue Vincent

Sue V MJF 2 crop

Our President Bill presented Sue Vincent from Hart Voluntary Action with the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship award at the vaccination clinic today. It's the highest award we can give and extremely well deserved for all her fantastic work for the community, especially the Covid hub and vaccination centres. 


And an MJF for Lions Graham Drayton, Mark Cooper and Mike Collen too

These guys have done so much for the local community, particularly during the pandemic. So it is only right we should have given them the highest Lions honour possible, an MJF. 

See their surprise here:  https://youtu.be/YQ9lkZLUAXg

Appeal for laptops

or for monetary donations towards hardware then please click here

1000 edited 2Your local Lions clubs have now provided 1000 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.

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 Virgin Money Giving which may allow us to claim Gift Aid.

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 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.






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!

Please join our mailing list.

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.

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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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Zoom until further notice

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