Southwell & District Lions Club (CIO) England - UK Registered Charity No. 1186703
The Search box will only search the public pages of this website.
Just some of the things Lions get up to!
Please note that some of these photographs were taken prior to and after COVID 19 restrictions.
Yes it's that time of the year again! Santa coming to Southwell and surrounding areas
Santa and his willing Lions helpers look forward to seeing lots of children, parents and grandparents during the tours with the Sleigh which starts on 7th December. We are now out for more nights than before, so that we will not disturb residents after 8.30 pm.
The routes on the photos give you an idea of the area we will cover, but please also look at the individual event entries on each day, where we’ve given our estimated time schedule.
Please make sure your door bell works or listen out for the music! We’ll have contactless card readers as well as the normal buckets or you can donate via our JustGiving page.
Santa and the float will be in the Co-op car park on 11th December and outside the Rodney on 18th December from approximately 08.30 to 13.00 in case you miss us on our journeys.
For full details of where and when we will be visiting please click here
Carols for Everyone is back!
Due to Covid precautions, we are restricted to 350 seats and have now sold out. As a result, we are unable to sell tickets at the door on the night.
Sing along with Southwell Orchestral and Choral Societies, Bleasby School Choir and the Major Oak Chorus in an entertaining and merry start to Christmas. And don't forget to bring something jingly to add to the fun!
Great evening had by all! Quizmaster Graham Coulson put 19 teams through their paces with rounds on the environment (so much to know, so much to learn!), the novels of Dickens, TV shows and soap operas of the last 50 years, the 'missing vowels' round and general knowledge. Graham was ably assisted by Ian Edwards as the alternative quizmaster and Steve Bradbury, who played the tunes and sang the songs in the music round. To read more and see the photos, click here.
Southwell & District Lions Club Presents The Autumn Picnic Quiz
New member joins Southwell Lions
Southwell Lions are delighted to welcome Allen Hutchinson (centre) as its newest member. Club President Nick Parr (the one with the bling) conducted the ceremony at our Business Meeting on 12th October, with Mike Broadley as Allen's sponsor. The Club is back to meeting indoors at The Reindeer Inn on Westgate and is always pleased to welcome new members.
Hi! Ho! Hi! Ho! It's off to glean we go!
On a sunny day in late September, we gleaned 56 kilos of apples, 12 kilos of pears and 7 kilos of rhubarb from a garden in Southwell in under an hour. A quantity will be taken by Beaumond House and the rest has been delivered to the Flower Pod in Southwell. The Flower Pod has a fruit press and will be making fruit juice on site.
We're always on the look-out for further gleaning opportunities. If you have excess produce you'd like to see go to a good home, please contact us and we'll take it off your hands!
Joint Macmillan Coffee Morning - Southwell & District Lions Club and Southwell Rotary Club
Last Saturday morning the Southwell & District Lions Club held a joint Macmillan Coffee Morning with the Southwell Rotary Club. The Lions' 'Human Fruit Machine' made a comeback and was a great money spinner as was the Tombola and the Book and Jigsaw stalls. The morning was a huge sucess and was enjoyed by everyone who attended. Although the final tally of money raised is not yet in we hope that it will have raised a significant amount of money for this very worthwhile charity. Thank to everyone who contributed.
Southwell Lions help Beaumond House to ensure a safe and successful day of dragon boat racing
Dragon Boat racing was back in Newark in 2021! The event is a great day of racing on the river, live entertainment and bacon butties and no amount of rain puts people off enjoying themselves to raise vital funds for Beaumond House and the Newark Child Bereavement Centre. Southwell Lions were on hand to help the charities ensure the day went safely and smoothly.
Support for Jonathan's Voice
Even during the Covid-19 lockdowns, Southwell Lions were meeting via Zoom and offering financial support t local organisations and charities. In February 2021, following a thought provoking presentation by Graham McCartney, after whose son Jonathan's Voice was named, we donated £500 to this very worthwhile project that helps with mental health and well being in the workplace and beyond. Our donation is helping to fund the Mindstep Fellowship in Suicide Research at the University of Glasgow.
Val and Graham McCartney of Jonathan's Voice with Southwell Lions, who also helped raise further funds for the project at the Southwell Music Festival in September
Southwell & District Lion gets Top Award for Service to our Club
Southwell & District Lions finally were able to meet face to face albeit outdoors and enjoyed a picnic. During the event Lion Ian Robinson was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award, one of the the top awards within the Lions, for services to the Club. Ian has worked tirelessly within the club to help raise funds for worthy causes and for the last 2 years has been our Secretary, a job he has excelled in. The award is long over due and really well deserved.
Past President Ian Edwards presenting Ian with his award
Southwell Rugby Club Juniors are nominated charity for this Year's 'Pluck a Duck'.
STOP PRESS: over £600 raised for Junior Team
Southwell & District Lions have selected the Southwell Rugby Club Junior Team to be the benefactors of the year's 'Pluck a Duck' Event. See here for more Info.
Literacy Volunteers receive 'Book Boxes' for pupils at Lowe's Wong Infants
Southwell and District Lions have funded 'Book Boxes' to enable the Literacy Volunteers to help pupils at Lowes Wong Infant School. See here for more info.
Southwell & District Lions present cheque to 5th Southwell Brownies
Southwell and District Lions attend the latest meeting of 5th Southwell Brownies just in time to deliver a cheque for £250. See here for more info
The Big Spring Clean Continues
The Big Spring Cleans takes place in Farnsfield and Southwell. See here for more info and Photos.
Lions Club Helps Southwell Rugby Club to get up and running again after COVID