Weymouth celebrates it’s 70th Christmas Day Swim

This annual event which has been run by the Lions since the mid 70’s has grown immensely with 330 brave souls taking the plunge this year raising thousands of pounds for their chosen charity. The first swim took place in 1948 as a bet between a publican and a taxi driver, this year our medal sponsors were a publican and a taxi driver, coincidence? The weather was kind to us and there was a fantastic atmosphere with as many four or five thousand people believed to have watched the event and more people are getting involved with the fancy dress aspect which was really good to see. Each swi...
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Fiona is welcomed into the Pride of Lions

Weymouth & Portland Lions inducted Fiona Campbell into their club at their monthly dinner meeting. Fiona, a Process Improvement Manager at ASM Assembly Systems in Weymouth, said "I was delighted to be invited to join the Lions as I've always admired all the work that they do for the community and I'm looking forward to getting involved with their projects". The Chairman of Lions District Governors, Lion Peter Burnett, travelled to Weymouth to conducted the ceremony which in it's self was a recognition of importance of the event. Lions President Roger Hogbin added "We recently ind...
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Lions dispense some Christmas cheer.

Weymouth & Portland Lions went along to Westfield Arts College with a donation so that the younger children could receive a gift from Santa and by the looks on their faces it was well received. Headmaster Seán Kretz (Right) with Lions Club members and school staff Headmaster Seán Kretz said "We are very grateful to the Lions club for their generous donation. This enabled us to buy a gift for every pupil to receive from Santa as part of our Christmas celebrations, and there were lots of happy children!"  
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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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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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