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What's On

May

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 27th

Highworth &, District Lions Club Charter

Wrag Barn Golf Club, Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Nr Swindon SN6 7QQ

7.00 for 7.30pm Enquiries to the Club Secretary

Sun 29th

Club Officers Workshop

Zoom

10:30am Start

June

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 1st

Trustees Meeting

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

7:45pm

Thu 2nd

Spring bank holiday

 

 

Fri 3rd

Bradford on Avon Lions Jubilee Fun Day

Culver Clos & Victory Field

 

Fri 3rd

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

 

 

Sat 4th

Afternoon Tea in the park

Church Crookham Community Centre

14:00

Sun 5th

Tadley Treacle Fair

 

 

Wed 8th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Sun 12th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Club Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground BH23 3DN

from 7.30am

Sun 12th

Devizes Lions on the Green

The Large Green, Devizes SN10 3AG

 

Mon 13th

Zone Meeting

Ball & Wicket, Farnham Road, Holt Pound, Farnham GU10 4LA

7:30pm

Tue 14th

Devizes Lions Club Presentation Evening

Devizes Town Hall SN10 1HS

 

Sun 19th

Father's Day

 

 

Sun 19th

Council of Governors meeting

Zoom

 

Wed 22nd

Devizes Lions on the Green

The Large Green, Devizes

 

Fri 24th

International Convention

Montreal, Canada

Weekend+

Sun 26th

Funfest

 

 

July

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 6th

Trustees Meeting

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

7:45pm

Sat 9th

Bradford on Avon Lions Arts &, Crafts Exhibition

 

 

Sun 10th

Chippenham Lions Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

Meadow farm Nurseries, Langley Burrell SN15 4LW

 

Sun 10th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Club Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground BH23 3DN

from 7.30am

Sun 10th

Cabinet Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn, Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1TZ

10:30am

Sun 10th

Handover Lunch 2022

Hilton Garden Inn, Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1TZ

12:30pm

Wed 13th

Business Meeting

The Grange, Coxheath Road, Church Crookham GU52 6QR

8:00pm

Thu 21st

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Fri 29th

Council Meeting

Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth CV8 2LD

DG & 1stVDG only. Weekend

Sun 31st

Zone Chairs Workshop

Zoom

10:30am

August

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sat 6th

Fleet Lions 14th Beer Festival

The Harlington Centre, Fleet GU51 4BY

11.00am & 5.30pm

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

 

Mon 29th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

September

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 11th

Bournemouth &, Christchurch Lions Club Car Boot Sale

Stanpit Recreation Ground BH23 3DN

from 7.30am

Thu 22nd

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

October

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

Sun 9th

Cabinet Meeting

TBA

10:30am

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

 

Thu 27th

Europa Forum 2022

Zagreb, Croatia

Th; Fr & Sat

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 

Sun 13th

Remembrance Sunday

 

 

Thu 17th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

Wed 30th

St Andrew's Day

 

 

December

2022

Venue 

Time/Details 

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

 

 

Sun 8th

Cabinet Meeting

Zoom

7:30pm

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 &, Spa, Seale, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1EX

TBA

February

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Tue 14th

Valentine's Day

 

 

March

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Wed 1st

St David's Day

 

 

Fri 3rd

Cabinet Meeting

Convention

3:30pm

Sat 4th

District Convention 2023

Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0RN

Weekend

Fri 17th

St Patrick's Day

 

 

Sun 19th

Mothering Sunday

 

 

Thu 23rd

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

April

2023

Venue 

Time/Details 

Fri 7th

Good Friday

 

 

Mon 10th

Easter Monday

 

 

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

 

 

Sun 14th

Cabinet Meeting

TBA

10:30am including 2024/25 Cabinet

Thu 18th

GAT Meeting

Zoom

8:00pm

The above dates may change without warning

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Lions Beerfest 6 August 

 - tickets now on sale!


Seniors Jubilee Picnic in the Park - Saturday 4th June 

Jubilee logoCome celebrate the Jubilee with Afternoon Tea and Entertainment at  Church Crookham Community Centre, Saturday 4th June 2.00pm—4.00pm. 

Booking Essential. Email : secretary@fleetlions.org.uk. Phone : 07808 126526


We're involved in many of the Town's Jubilee Events

We're involved in lots of things over the Jubilee. Let laura.roberts@fleetlions.org.uk know if you want to help out. THURSDAY: pimms/gin at Calthorpe Park and we light the beacon followed by fireworks. FRIDAY: games at Calthorpe Park + soft drinks. SATURDAY: the parade + pimms/gin at Calthorpe Park. SUNDAY: pimms/gin for the big lunch on the High Street. We'll also be marshalling Sat/Sun.


Our Jubilee Bluebell Walk - Sunday 15th May 2022

Bluebell Walk Poster 2022cropIt was looking good with lovely bluebells as well as some orchids for over 60 walkers who raised a few hundred pounds for charity between them. The highland cattle were very handsome too! Sadly the drizzle got heavier so some of the later starts got rather soggy. Unlike us Lions who just got soaked! Never mind it was a good way to start celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, while helping people in need.

The walk was at Naishes Lane SANG, off Naishes Lane, Church Crookham. Nearest Postcode: GU52 8TJ. 

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?

Spring 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.

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...

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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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

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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