‘Sailability’ gets some ‘Cart-ability’ from the Lions

Weymouth & Portland Lions, as part of their mission to help and care for those less fortunate than themselves, have presented 'Chesil Sailability' with two special trolleys for transporting all their special equipment down to the sailing pontoons. Hugh, one of the volunteers, says ‘When we are running sailing sessions, we have a lot of equipment, e.g. hoisting kit, safety RIB equipment, training marks, etc, to take down to the pontoons for the start of the session and back up to our base again afterwards.  The two trolleys makes this so much easier than carrying it all, and means a smoo...


Laptops to Steps
WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND LIONS CLUB HAND OVER FOUR MORE LAPTOP COMPUTERS As part of the Lions continuing project to pass on refurbished laptops, from generous local businesses, to children with learning difficulties, Lions President Les Board hands over four more to Raj Lehal, Family Support Manager, Early Intervention Children’s Services. In thanking the Lions Raj Lehal said “We have 4 families who will benefit enormously from having a computer and the access to learning and opportunities that these computers will facilitate. Although computers are available in college, it will enable two ...

Lions Help Raise The Flag At United Nations Day

Lions President Les Board assisted the Mayor in raising the UN flag and in acknowledging Lions involvement in the ceremony said “We are often asked how Lions Club International is so involved with the United Nations. Lions Club International was formed in 1917 in Chicago, and now has 46,000 clubs with 1.35 million members in over 200 countries making it the largest service club in the world. When the United Nations was founded in 1945 Lions Club International was held in such esteem that they were invited to assist with the drafting of the United Nations Charter, a singular honour for a non-...

‘Best Ever’ Weymouth Beach Motocross Weekend

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Weymouth & Portland Lions Club have been congratulated for promoting the ‘best ever’ beach motocross weekend on Weymouth’s golden sands on 10th & 11th October. Crowds flocked to see the action on both days. On Saturday afternoon as well as a 3 man stunt riders display team, local motor engineers Bartlett’s gave beach buggy, or to be technical, all terrain 4 wheel drive rides to the public, there was a juvenile motocross display and a taster for the ‘real thing’ on Sunday afternoon. In addition our Club’s own lion took on ‘The Gorillaman’ for some head to head entertainment for children...


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To raise awareness of the public in sight related issues and illnesses, the Lions, as part of World Sight Day, arranged for the Mayor, Councillor Christine James along with Lion Trevor Stratton, to go shopping in Tesco’s on Portland blindfolded. Christine said “It was a strange experience and very unnerving having to totally rely upon others to complete the task for me it has certainly raised my awareness of the problems that blind people face every day”.   Lions worldwide are committed to the eradication of preventable blindness and the improvement of sight in the third world. With that in ...

40 Years of service with the Lions

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Lion Bob Taylor MJF has been recognised by his fellow Lions for giving 40 years of sterling service to the club. Bob, seen here being congratulated by Lion President Les Board, has for a number of years been both Club Secretary and Welfare Chairman in addition to administering the Mayor's Christmas Fund. Bob is also a Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) which is the highest award given by Lions International in recognition of service given to Lions.

At Tesco Superstore on Portland – 11am Thursday 8th October 2015

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Come along and follow the Mayor, Councillor Christine James, who will be blindfolded as she goes shopping around Tesco Portland Easton Superstore. At 11 am Thursday 8th October 2015 Lions President, Les Board, said that he hopes that the event will help raise the awareness of the public in sight related issues and illnesses. Lions throughout the world have an objective to eliminate preventable blindness and improve sight. 100 Year ago Helen Keller challenged the Lions: "I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not...


Lion David Taylor informed members that the district had 61 clubs and no 2 were the same.  Some clubs were pro-active, like ours, while others were very staid because all clubs were autonomous and each decided how they would be run.  Lion David went on to remind members that the district, in the form of cabinet, was there to help every club with any problem they may have.  He had learned much from visiting clubs one thing being the distribution of MiaB bottles.  One club set up a stall at their surgeries flu jab day and gave them to anyone who wanted one.  VDG asked members to be proud to we...

Lions out in force supporting West Dorset Diabetes UK Group

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Lions from Zone 1A, Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester, and Weymouth & Portland were out in force at the Dorset County Show in support of West Dorset Diabetes UK Group. The group had a nurse on hand to offer a free diabetes test and the Lions were very active in persuading members of the public to take up this offer. Over the weekend 179 people were tested. Lions were also there to raise their profile and introduce the public to ‘Message in a Bottle’ which was a great success. A ‘key and Bottle’ game and a donation bucket produced a profit of £120 which will be given to the Diabetes G...

Lions Help in Providing Life Saving Equipment for the Pavilion Theatre

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A life-saving piece of equipment is now at the ready in Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, thanks to the efforts of a family who know how important it can be. Sixteen year old Toby Manning and his grandparents have been fundraising for a defibrillator after Toby’s grandmother was saved by one of these machines. The defibrillator will be housed in the foyer of Weymouth Pavilion and can be used at the venue and around the town. Weymouth & Portland Lions along with other service clubs and local organisations ‘chipped in’ to provide some funding for this very worthy cause.