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What's On

June

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 20th

Woolmer Forest lions 40th Anniversary Walk

Hogmoor Inclosure, Whitehill, Bordon GU35 9FP

 

Wed 23rd

Chippenham 10k Road Race

Monkton Park

 

Wed 23rd

Handover

Fox and Hounds

7:00pm

Fri 25th

International Convention

Online

 

Sun 27th

Wokingham Lions Charter Lunch

 

 

Mon 28th

Zone 2E Meeting

 

 

Mon 28th

Zone C Meeting

 

7:00pm

Mon 28th

Zone Meeting

Bistro 19, Blackwater Valley Golf Centre, Chandlers Lane, Yateley GU46 7SZ

7:30pm

July

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 2nd

Reading Lions Club Charity Golf Day

 

 

Sat 3rd

Petersfield Lions Handover and Charter

Winton House, 18 High Street, Petersfield GU32 3JL

6:00pm

Sun 4th

Reading Lions at Berkshire Motor Show

 

 

Sun 4th

Maidenhead Lions 36th Annual Swimarathon

Braywick Leisure Centre, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN

Postponed from January 2022

Sat 10th

District Handover

 

CANCELLED

Sat 10th

Incoming Officers Workshops

 

Postponed

Sun 11th

Bradford on Avon Lions Handover

 

 

Sun 11th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch BH23 3ND

08:00 - 12.00

Sun 11th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sun 11th

Cabinet Meeting

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

10am

Sat 17th

Chippenham Lions Jazz on a Summers evening

Goss Croft Hall, Starley Road, Upper Seagry, Chippenham SN15 5HD

 

Sat 24th

Farnborough Lions Charter and Handover Cream Tea

 

 

Sat 24th

Bradford on Avon Lions Art and Craft Exhibition

 

 

Sat 24th

Chippenham Lions collection and membership drive

Martingate, Corsham SN13 0HL

 

August

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 1st

Reading Lions Club Charter Tea

 

 

Sun 1st

New Milton Lions Car Boot Sale

Fawcetts Field, Christchurch Rd BH25 6QF

6.30am - Noon

Sat 7th

Fleet Lions Beer Festival

Harlington Centre, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet GU51 4BY

 

Sat 7th

CANCELLED Fleet Lions 14th Beer Festival

Harlington, Fleet GU51 4BY

11am and 5:30pm

Sun 8th

Bob Cook Games

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

Multi Clubs

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

Zone Funfest

Manor School Yateley

11:00 to 15:00

Sun 15th

FunFest (by invitation)

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

11:30am - 4:00 pm

Sat 21st

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Duck Race

 

 

Sun 22nd

Chippenham Lions Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

 

 

Sun 22nd

Fleet Lions Charity Walk 2021

 

 

Sun 22nd

Fleet Lions Charity Walk

Naishes Wood

 

Mon 30th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

Mon 30th

Bradford on Avon Lions Family Fun Day

 

 

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 

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

Windsor Lions Charity Horse Ride

 

11th and 12th

Sat 11th

Meon Valley Lions BBQ in the park

 

 

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

Sat 18th

Alton Lions Classic Car Show

Alton Town Centre

 

Sat 18th

Reading Lions Prostate Cancer and PSA testing Event

 

 

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

Sat 25th

Calne Lions Duck Race

 

 

Sat 25th

Chippenham Lions Casino Evening

Kington Langley Village Hall

 

October

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Thu 7th

Europa Forum 2021

Grand Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Th; Fr & Sat

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

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch BH23 3ND

08:00 - 12.00

Sat 16th

Farnborough Lions Quiz night

 

 

Sat 23rd

Oktoberfest

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

T.B.C.

Sat 23rd

Devizes Lions Arts Coaching Day for Primary Schools

 

 

Sat 23rd

Fleet Lions Oktoberfest

 

 

Sun 24th

Bradford on Avon Lions Charter Lunch

 

 

Sun 24th

Marlborough and District Lions Club 45th Charter Anniversary Lunch

Chiseldon House Hotel, Chiseldon

 

Sat 30th

Devizes Lions Autumn Fair

 

 

November

2021

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 6th

Fleet Lions Firework Fiesta

Calthorpe Park, Reading Road North GU51 4AD

T.B.C.

Sat 6th

Fleet Lions Firework Fiesta

 

 

Sat 6th

Reading Lions Club Firework Spectacular

 

 

Sat 6th

Chippenham Lions Christmas Bazaar

 

 

Sat 13th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

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

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

Chippenham Longest Day 10 mile

Monkton Park

 

Mon 20th

Chippenham Lions collection

Morrisons

20th and 21st

Sat 25th

Chippenham Lions delivering Xmas lunches

 

 

Mon 27th

Christmas Day

 

 

Tue 28th

Boxing Day

 

 

January

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 8th

Alton LionsCraft Market

Alton Town Centre

10:00 to 15:00

Sat 22nd

Chippenham Lions Burns Night

Goss Croft Hall, Seagry

 

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

 

Sat 29th

Wareham Lions Club 50th Charter Anniversary

 

 

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

March

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

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

The above dates may change without warning

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 were sadly going to cancel the Lions Beerfest this year. Under current rules it just isnt 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

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. Wed welcome any donations to our fund. Here's how you can donate.

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.

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...

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.

Latest News

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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

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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