Weymouth’s Christmas Present – Another Success for the Lions

On Saturday, the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club, in partnership with the Weymouth BID, held a Christmas town centre entertainment event: “Weymouth’s Christmas Present”. The day began with rain and more rain. By late morning however it was dry, happily the expected windy conditions didn’t materialise and the event was a great success. The “new BID” was only formed a few months ago, but the Board wanted to get something in place for the start of Weymouth’s Christmas shopping experience. With not much time available they invited the Lions to organise it - with help from BID personnel and...
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A Christmas Treat for the Senior Citizens from the Lions

Tuesday saw the Lions annual free show at the Pavilion for the senior folk of Weymouth and Portland and nearby. This is the club’s way of recognising the contribution to the community our older citizens have made, and we were delighted that nearly 1,000 of them turned up to enjoy the fantastic entertainment. The show featured local entertainers Pzazz, Weymouth Operatic Society, Maisie Sheridan and the Decadettes, and I would like to thank them all for appearing for free and delighting the audience. Thanks also to local band Replay, fronted by Lion Norman Stagles, who wowed the audience wi...
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The Island Leg Club gets a little help from the Lions

Lions Dave Woolford and Roger Surtherland (Not in picture) present the equipment to the Leg Club staff and patients. Helen Naerger, a practise nurse from the Royal Manor Healthcare, who set up the group, thanked the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club for their generous donation which allowed them to purchase the equipment said "The Island Leg Club was set up in July 2018 and meets every Thursday morning between 9-12 on a drop-in basis at Community 2000 in Easton Portland. The Club is run by a group of volunteers who provide coffee and cakes and a welcoming environment. It is open to anyone re...
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CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM 2018- ARE YOU READY?

  Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town.  498 swimmers took the plunge last year, which was a record for us, raising over £20,000 for a whole host of national and local charities. This year each swimmer will be presented with one of these medals to commemorate the event (LAST YEAR'S SHOWN). If you would like to take part in this very popular and worthwhile event then BE QUICK NUMBERS ARE LIMITED FOR SAFETY REASONS!   only a very limited number of tickets will...
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NEW WHEELS FOR SIAN FROM THE LIONS

Weymouth & Portland Lions have donated a set of new wheels for Sian Moorcroft’s specialist wheelchair. L to R: Lion John Cake, Sian Moorcroft, Lions President Roger Hogbin. A grateful Sian, from Nottington, said “Thank you so much for my new wheels, due to my life-limiting condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, I rely on my wheelchair, without The Lions Clubs help I would have lost my independence to do the things I love to do.” Roger Hogbin commented "Sian is a very inspirational and remarkable young lady and all the members of the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club are delighted ...
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LIONS SHOW THE WAY TO THE HUB

Weymouth & Portland Lions have given their support to the Veterans by providing them with a sign for their ‘Community Café’. Lions President Roger Hogbin, shown here with ‘Hub’ Director Darren Bowden, said “It was an honour and a pleasure to meet Darren. The Hub provides excellent support to the veterans and a warm welcome to visitors, and I am very pleased that the members of the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club have been able to contribute to their efforts in a small way”. The ‘Hub’ is located on the Portland Road in Wyke Regis just behind ‘Bits & Bobs’. The veterans would ...
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