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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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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Lions Donate £550 to ‘Kids Cancer Charity’

Weymouth & Portland Lions are delighted to support this appeal by the charity to support a caravan holiday for a Weymouth family who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing cancer treatment. The charity are currently caring for 7 children and their families from Dorset The idea is to take the whole family away for a Compassionate Care break to sometimes relieve the stress of having to attend hospital(s) for continuous treatment.The breaks often unite the whole family and their feeling of belonging by giving then time away as a family in beautiful surr...
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A thank you from the Lions

Weymouth & Portland Lions say thank you to Hope Church for the use of the church rooms for Registration at their Christmas Day Harbour Swim. This year, for the first time, rooms above the church were made available for registration which made it a lot easier to cope with the ever increasing numbers of swimmers. Lions Vice President, Rene Wilkinson, receives a cheque from Hope Church for money collected at the Christmas Tree Festival for Lions, which was handed back to the church in aid of charities Leukaemia and British Legion. Representatives of each of the charities partici...
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CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – 398 SWIMMERS, ANOTHER RECORD!

A few thousand people lined the harbour to witness this annual Lions event where a record 398 swimmers took the plunge to raise £20,000 for a whole host of national and local charities. Hundreds of pictures to view on our facebook page - courtesy of Helen & Stephen Jones The Mayoress, Caroline Churchill, raised £1,500 for her chosen charities, MV Freedom and The Merchant Navy Association. We also know that two chaps raised £3115 for Cancer Research UK. https://youtu.be/2Mb4aXLu6bI Video courtesy of John Gurd Competitive race winners with Lions President Mark Lockie a...
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