This evening saw Weymouth and Portland Lions Club welcome it’s third female member.  Barbara Mitchell was introduced to the club by its first female  member Julie Storey who joined just last year and she, along with fellow Lions, was delighted to welcome Barbara who is a busy member of the community with her voluntary work for both the Citizens Advice Bureau and Weymouth Pavilion. Club President Ryan Hope conducted the formalities and said “it is great that Barbara has joined our Lions Club and she will no doubt make a great contribution with her wealth of experience” Barbara...

Lions out collecting for Marie Curie

Weymouth & Portland Lions were out in force at Morrisons Supermarket in Weymouth raising funds for Marie Curie as part of a national campaign by Lions throughout the UK. A total of £534 was raised which earned them a grateful vote of thanks from Sue at Marie Curie.

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 ...

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. 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.    

Lions Beach Motocross Weekend 2015

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015 The Lion's Beach Motocross Weekend is Weymouth's premier and most exciting event of the autumn. Weymouth & Portland Lions organise the annual event jointly with Purbeck Motocross Club.  There is a full programme of entertainment on the Saturday afternoon with lots of stalls, retail outlets and children's amusements lining the Esplanade and on Sunday the excitement of the main race day itself. Weymouth Beach Motocross gets even bigger than ever – Lions announce Star Stunt Team to appear as well as host of Saturday afternoon entertainers ...

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...

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 ...


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...

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 ...