DCH Cancer Charity gets some help from four Lions clubs

Lions from Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland clubs gathered at DCH to present Rachel Cole, Fundraising & Communications Manager for the DCH Cancer Appeal with a cheque for £1000. The four clubs that form 'Zone 1A', a section of the 60 clubs in this District, contribute to a fund that is dispersed annually to charities and good causes in the communities local to these clubs. The Lions always strive to ensure that funds raised from their various events throughout the year are given back to their local communities to worthy causes such as this.
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Bellinger Trophy – and the winner is ……………….BRIDPORT!

  On Thursday 11th May the Lions of zone 1A, Bridport, Blackmore Vale, Dorchester & District and Weymouth and Portland, were preparing themselves for the battle ahead that evening.  They met at the Colliton Club in Dorchester for the annual Bellinger Trophy Skittles competition which has been keenly contested for over 30 years.  The event was the brain child of Lion Jack Bellinger of Dorchester Lions who presented the first trophy.  In the early days it was decided that the club which won the competition would organise the event for the following which meant of course that ever...
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The first ever ‘Weymouth Wade’ a great success!

Weymouth beach was buzzing on Easter Sunday when the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club’s new event, the “Weymouth Wade” was launched. Demonia the Sea Witch from Pirates of the Caribbean and Roger the Lion helped Gina Hartley kick things off with a rousing warm-up session. Over 50 waders then took to the sea and splashed their way from the Pavilion, and then back along the sands to the finish. Waders included the Mayoress, Caroline Churchill and Carnival Queen Claudia Webb, as well as two ex-Carnival Queens, Lucy Compton and Gina Hartley. Several waders were helping to raise money for Imogen and...
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TALKING NEWSPAPER GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM THE LIONS

Weymouth & Portland Lions have donated £200 to South West Dorset Talking Newspaper (SWDTN) for new equipment. SWDTN Spokesperson Eleanor Smith said "South West Dorset Talking Newspaper for the Visually Impaired produces a weekly round up of local news, and also a magazine, for the blind and visually impaired.   The charity is totally run by volunteers, there are over 70 of us, divided into groups, so readers only have to read every 6 weeks or so.  The Charity is in its’ 30th year this year, and started from very humble beginnings.  Originally run from one of the founders lounge, the...
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WIN AN EASTER EGG HAMPER FOR YOUR FAMILY!

Interested? Ok, here's what you do: Go along to one of the venues listed below and put your name on one, or more, of the squares on the grid of 130 squares (See image below), only costs £1, when the grid is complete a draw will be made. If the grid is not complete then the draw will made on Monday 17th April 2017 at the latest. Good luck and thank you for your support. Kirsty Denning - ASM Our first winner ! - Congratulations to  Rick and Fi Goldsmith, customers at the John Gregory, seen here with Lion Chris Bill (L) Alex Neil's - FGP Ralph & Liz Nubeebuckus of the Lugger Inn,...
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Lion Russ Woolley has been awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship

This is the highest award a Lion can receive and is given by Lions Clubs International to Lions who are nominated by their peers for outstanding service to Lions, their club and to the community at large. Lion Russ Woolley and VDG Lion Peter Burnett Russ, a retired Police Officer, has been a member of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club since 1995. In that time he has been very active and has been President no less than four times, he has also held the post of Membership Chairman for many years and is also the club Almoner and Youth Officer. The award was made on behalf of Lions Intern...
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‘Weymouth Wade’ – A new fun event for the family on Easter Sunday April 16th

Weymouth and Portland Lions Club are delighted to announce their new Weymouth event, the WEYMOUTH WADE! Sea jogging is a new craze that is sweeping the country and lots of people are having fun, jogging through the water; keeping fit and raising money for good causes. The event will take place on EASTER SUNDAY at 11am, with registration between 9.30am and 10.30am on the beach near the Pavilion. Entry will be just £5 and it is open to everybody from the age of 5 upwards. There will be 3 categories: 16 and over, 12-15 and 5-11. (These to be accompanied by an adult). Fancy Dress is optional...
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