Spring Quiz in aid of Ukrainian refugees settling in our community raised around £1,700. Click here for more.
President Nick Parr presented a special President's Award to Lion Martin Smith for his work at the Brackenhurst Vaccination Centre in early 2022.
Help for Ukrainian families in Southwell - we teamed up with Southwell Town Council to set up a dedicated fund to help support Ukrainian families arriving in Southwell and the surrounding villages by paying the cost of school uniforms and other school-related needs. Click here for more.
Donations made to two young Scouts to attend the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea in 2023.Click here for more.
Enabling Hope - our donation to Enabling Hope, a not-for-profit community interest company based in Southwell, that provides mental health support to young people and those who care for them, has enabled them to purchase a range of arts and crafts, therapeutic cards and sensory toys. Click here for more.
From Lands End to John O'Groats for charity - we were delighted to present Guy Turner with a cheque for Framework, one of the four charities who will benefit from Guy's solo walk from Lands End to John O'Groats in July.
Easter Egg draw - our annual Easter Egg draw raised over £1,700 (net) thanks to the generosity of customers in pubs across Southwell and neighbouring villages and at our market stall on Easter Saturday.
Marie Curie collection - on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March, a group of Lions were to found wearing silly hats in Morrisons in Newark and holding collecting tins in aid of Marie Curie.
Ukraine - Southwell residents have been amazingly generous with their donations for the refugees from Ukraine and some of the Lions lent a hand to the many volunteers in sorting through the items for shipment to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Details here.
Educational books for children - we presented 46 non-fiction educational books to Newark's Holy Trinity R.C Academy. Details here.
New member. We welcomed Nick Cocks as our newest member. See more here.
We made donations to:
Enabling Hope, which provides mental health support to young people in Southwell
The Lions Club International appeal to provide aid for refugees from the war in Ukraine
A local resident for mobility aids to their home
TheLions Club International appeal to provide aid for the people of Madagascar following Cyclone Batsirai
Sightsavers, Medic Alert and Water Aid
News homes for birds and bats: combining our commitment to the environment and supporting youth groups, we created a competition to make and decorate bat and bird boxes. First to take part were Southwell Scouts. See here for more.
We made donations to:
Duncan Monaghan, a Southwell Minster School student, to help towards the cost of competing internationally at IQFoil windsurfing, including at the world championship in August;
Holy Trinity Infant School towards a forest school type area;
Beaumond House hospice for new equipment;
First aid training for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme participants at the Minster School;
Lions Club International appeal to help relieve the suffering in Tonga, following the volcano eruption, tsunami and earthquake.
New member. We welcomed Ian Wallis as our newest member. See more here.
New member. We welcomed Mark Foxwell as our newest member. See more here.
Donation to refugee support - after tallying up the ticket sales, donations, closing collection and Gift Aid, after expenses, we were able to present a cheque for £3,500 to Support Refugees in Southwell (SRiS), the result of Carols for Everyone on 11th December 2021.
Social event - for our January social evening, we chased an imaginary hare round Southwell, following a 'flour trail' the hare had laid for us. We later recovered with some liquid refreshment back at The Reindeer Inn.
First donation of the year - following our January business meeting, we donated £500 to PASIC, a wonderful charity that supports families of children and young people with cancer in the East Midlands