Christmas Day Swim 2017 – Another Record Breaker

A record 483 swimmers braved the elements for this year’s swim netting over £3,500 for the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club charity fund. Last year over £20,000 was raised for national and local charities and this year the club is hoping to beat that.The District Governor, Lion Peter Burnett and his wife Debbie were on hand this year to witness proceedings and very kindly ‘got stuck in’ handing out medals to each swimmer. District Governor hands out medals with ‘Snowman’, Lion President Roger Hogbin supervising!   The Lions are extremely grateful for the 500 medals ...
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100 Years of Lions Helping Others

Lions Club 100
Catch a glimpse (2:09) of the first 100 years of Lions in our Centennial Video produced by Lions Club International.  Learn how Lions in Hawaii are fighting hunger with  a community garden; see youth embrace peace at a Lions camp in Norway; and more. https://youtu.be/CseVntpp3AU LQ – Lions Quarterly video magazine shares inspiring stories of how Lions make a difference in communities around the world. LQ is posted in January, April, July and October of each year. More Lions Videos can be found here.    
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The “Lions Out Loud Festival”, a music and entertainment event

The Lions Roar onto Weymouth Town Centre! A new and fantastic major event took place in Weymouth town centre ver the weekend of 27th & 28th June; the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club Out Loud Music Festival, featuring nearly 40 acts over two days. It all happened on a main stage in Debenhams Square and at 4 other performance sites in Weymouth Town Centre. Sponsored by Weymouth BID, there was music and dancing all around the town while people shopped and wandered around enjoying the sunshine. The event was organised by the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club, organisers of the annual Chri...
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Lions Club Charity Golf Day Raises £1,800

Golf Day
Weymouth and Portland Lions Club’s Charity Golf Day for 2015 was held on Friday 7th August and hailed as a great success raising some £1,800 for the club's charity fund. The format for the day was a ‘Texas Scramble’ with twelve teams of four taking part. The team from Bluebird Coaches (M Short, M Hoare, S Hoare and M Coles) defended their title by winning the trophy for a second year running with a score of 56.4. Runners up were Team Shirley (Walkers) (C Knight, D Slater, J Bower and L Skinner) with a score of 56.8, followed up in third place by a team from Dorchester & District Lions Cub ...
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ANOTHER REFURBISHED LAPTOP IS DONATED BY THE LIONS CLUB

Lions President Les Board hands over another refurbished laptop as part of a continuing project by the Lions Club, seen here with Katie Sansom from Westfield Arts College. Lisa Welford, Pupil and Parent Support Worker, said “Katie is absolutely thrilled with her laptop and I am sure she will have hours of fun using the new hardware to enhance her learning at home. Katie has complex educational needs and will benefit greatly from all the scholastic apps and software programs that will now be available to her. Evidence shows that children/adults with SEN learn best using a kinaesthetic approac...
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Lions Youth Brass Entertain in Weymouth

Lions Youth Brass, from South Cheshire, entertained the crowds in Weymouth on Saturday by giving open air concerts in the town centre and on the Esplanade. These talented and impressionable young people did themselves credit and certainly endeared themselves to the crowds that watched their performances.  Lions Youth Brass was formed in 1989 taking its name from the Lions Clubs around South Cheshire who agreed to sponsor the band through annual donations and still do to this day. They are down here in Dorset on their annual Southern Tour raising funds for Lions Clubs in the area. They have ...
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Lions Annual Street Busk on National Street Busk Day raises £831

National Busking Day was well and truly celebrated this weekend in Weymouth town centre with Weymouth & Portland Lions Club holding their annual Street Busk raising £831 for the Lions Charity Fund. Funds raised by the Lions are mainly spent in the local community and they have recently made a grant of £500 to help fund a Defibrillator which will be placed at Weymouth Pavilion. This is a very busy period for the Lions with three more fundraising events coming up very soon: Lions Youth Brass Band will be giving free open air concerts in Weymouth on Saturday 25th July and at Portland on t...
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New President for Weymouth & Portland Lions Club 2015/16

Norman Stagles (L) hands over the chain of office to the new Weymouth & Portland Lions President, Les Board. Les is looking forward to building on the success of the recent Lions fundraiser ‘The Out Loud Festival’ by launching the Lions Street Busk this coming Saturday 18th July. This will be quickly followed more fundraisers, the 50’s & 60’s dance at the Pavilion on 31st July and a Charity Golf Day 7th August at Weymouth Golf Club. Les said that the Lions are very grateful for all the support they get from the local community in all of their projects.
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Lions Refurbish and Recycle Laptop Computers to be used as Special Needs Learning Aids

Lions President Norman Stagles hands over a refurbished laptop to Jordan who has complex learning needs. Lions were informed that the new hardware will enable Jordan to access specific computer based programs which will enhance the skills needed to learn, for example, memory games. These games support the cognitive processing system which allows children to think. It is a common misconception that children already know how to think but the reality is that some children with learning difficulties have to be taught how to do this. The Lions have a number of laptop computers available f...
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