Lions enter into the spirit of Carnival

The theme of the float this year was the Greatest Showman" and our entry featured the young dancers from Julie Storey's "Lets Dance" group as well as president Roger and other Lions dressed up as clowns, and with club supporters joining in the fun in various silly costumes. The club's vice president bravely appeared as the bearded lady from the "Showman" movie. CLICK THE PICTURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO A small team built and decorated the float on the morning of carnival day, fuelled by bacon sarnies and coffee, and at 6.30pm it was put to the test as the procession got underway, making its w...
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LIONS ALL DAY BUSK HAD THEM ‘DANCING IN THE STREET’!

Weymouth and Portland Lions Club held their annual “Busk” in the town centre on Saturday raising over £800 for their charity fund. https://www.facebook.com/Francesunderwoodimages/videos/1850886764996301/?t=17 Replay   Visitors and locals alike enjoyed the music with many taking to dancing in the street. Replay, as ever, gave their usual sterling performance and Tony Lowe added a touch of class to the event with his crooner style blend of classic Sinatra, Bublé and Tom Jones songs. Lions President Roger Hogbin said "We had another successful busk yesterday. So first of all, on...
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EX MAYOR JOINS THE FAMILY OF LIONS

Lions President Roger Hogbin welcomed two new members into the family of Lions, last year’s Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Kevin Brookes and John Kelly. Roger said “ I am delighted to welcome Kevin and John into the club. They both bring new skills, ideas and experiences that will help us to continue and improve the work that Lions do with the community”.  L to R: Kevin Brookes, Roger Hogbin, John Kelly. Kevin Brookes commented “I was honoured to have been invited to join the Weymouth & Portland Lions. I worked very closely with them last year during my Mayoral year when l was ...
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March For Men – A Fathers Day Event

On Fathers Day, Weymouth and Portland Lions Club held their first “March for Men” walk along Weymouth seafront to raise awareness of prostate cancer. 11,000 men in the UK die each year of the disease and the death rate continues to rise. It is a bigger killer now than breast cancer, yet it fails to attract sufficient attention from either the government or from many men themselves. The Lions decided to help do something about it and are supporting the Prostate Cancer charity in order to help save lives. It was a little chilly but it stayed dry for the walk and the sun peeked through the...
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LIONS HELP THE SCOUTS GET TO THE 2019 JAMBOREE IN THE USA

Weymouth & Portland Lions have donated £500 to help send four local Scouts to the 2019 Jamboree being held in West Virginia, USA. A Spokesperson for the four Scouts said "We all feel very privileged to have been selected to represent Weymouth & Portland as part of the UK contingent at this prestigious international event and hope to make you all proud. Over 150 countries attend and in excess of 50,000 participants from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures will also be there, so it will be a fantastic opportunity to broaden our horizons and make new friends from across the...
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‘The Good Samaritans’

Lions Clubs from Zone 1A ( Bridport, Blackmore Vale, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland ) chose the Samaritans as the recipients of the annual 'good cause' donation. Julie from the Samaritans receives a cheque for £2000 from outgoing Zone Chairman, Lion Mark Lockie at a Handover Lunch at the 'Gamekeeper' in Charminster. Julie, the Director of Samaritans of Dorset said, ”Samaritans are extremely grateful for this funding from the Lions. We recognise that there are many other very worthwhile charities in the area to whom the Lions could have donated this money, and we really appreciate t...
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March For Men – A Family Event

  On Sunday, 17th June, Father’s Day, the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will be holding a “March for Men” along Weymouth seafront as part of a nationwide series of marches being organised by the Prostate Cancer Charity and by groups and individuals. https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/march-for-men   The objective of this event is to raise the awareness of prostate cancer and to help save lives. It will be a family event, it will not be competitive, and Marchers will have the option of turning round at 3 different locations, depending on how far they wish to wal...
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Lions are getting ready for their big ‘Street Busk’ next week.

The Weymouth and Portland Lions Club will be holding their annual “Busk” in the town centre on Saturday 28th July 2018, raising funds for the Lions Charity Fund. The Busk will be fronted by 'Replay' and includes a full line-up to wet your appetite: Matt Lock - Guitarist Ken Watkins - Guitarist Tony Lowe - With his crooner style blend of classic Sinatra, Bublé and Tom Jones songs Brian Lincoln - Irish songs Ukeholics Maisie Sheridan Karen Thornton and Annie Lewis - Saxophone Bill Solo - Mr Tambourine Man Replay featuring Annie Mac Replay's new drummer Rob Goodwin...
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