2021 MOTORCROSS – IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK

MOTOCROSS 2021 EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS Once again Weymouth beach was transformed from a flat expanse of award-winning sandy beach into a twisting, turning mound of intimidating humps and jumps for the 2021 Motocross event. Huge crowds turned out to see the riders negotiate the track on a warm and sunny Sunday 10th October. Weymouth Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann Weaving, turned out and, as is the tradition, was the official starter for the first race of the day. The event has been organised by Weymouth & Portland Lions Club and Purbeck Motocross Club since 1984. Last year was the first ti...
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2021 STREET BUSK A GREAT SUCCESS

The weather was was warm and sunny, the entertainment was just as good and visitors and residents came out in force to support   Weymouth & Portland   Lions’ Annual street Busk. The busk has been an annual event in   Weymouth town centre now since 1994, apart from 2020 when the event was held online. Entertainers included  Replay, Brian  Lincoln, Ed Hintz, Ken Watkins, Anniemac, Tony Lowe, The Dark Descendants, Lets Dance and many more. Our thanks to everyone who gave their time for free to support this event.
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HANDOVER OF CLUB PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT

HANDOVER – LOBSTER & STEAK Members of Weymouth & Portland Lions were out in force recently at the Chatsworth Hotel on Weymouth Esplanade to celebrate the handover of the Club’s President and    Vice-President positions. After a torrid stop–start 18 months when all club activities including face-to-face meetings were  cancelled, members were keen to meet up again in person for this special evening. Although Zoom meetings have offered members some sort of respite and normality, which allowed the club to continue with regular monthly business meetings, it was the dinner meetings and soc...
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DISTRICT GOVERNOR – 105SW

Congratulations to Lion Mark Lockie (MJF) from Weymouth & Portland Lions Club who was voted recently at the digital Convention (via zoom) to become the District Governor for Lions 105SW from 1st July 2021. Mark has been a member of Weymouth and Portland Lions Club since 1987 and during this time he has taken such roles as as Club President and Treasurer as well as Zone Chairman 105D Zone A. He and his wife Steve (MJF) are actively involved, and support in all events held by the club such as Swimarathons, Christmas Harbour Swim (with up to 495 swimmers), Beach Motocross, Mar...
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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Our certificate of appreciation for this month goes to Adam Kirby, an employee of Stockley Builders, in Dorchester. Adam, a qualified builder and stone mason, worked on the drystone wall feature on the cliff path between Southwell village and Portland Bill during late 2020. Not only did this attract the attention of local residents and visitors, but the eagle eye of local Lion Roger Sutherland. So impressed was Roger with Adam’s voluntary work that he then recommended Adam for a Lions Certificate of Appreciation.
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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Lions President Ryan Hope laid a wreath this morning, 8th November at Weymouth Cenotaph on behalf of Weymouth & Portland Lions Club in remembrance of all those who who have lost there lives in conflict. Our wreath was from Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh. All the poppies are made from recycled materials and are all hand assembled by a band of about 40 disabled veterans.
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CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are once again recognising lock-down heroes, knights in shining armour and local volunteers who, when most of the population were told to stay at home, stay safe and protect our NHS, decided that they wanted to do something more for the benefit of others. Our most recent lock-down heroes are Russ Thompson, landlord of the Wyke Smugglers and Lisa Rushby, Co-director of the Veterans’ hub who teamed up together to supply and deliver meals to vulnerable residents.   The veterans’ Hub provided the food, and the Wyke Smugglers provided the kitchen. To...
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LIONS ANNUAL STREET BUSK

Help local Lions’ roar past the £20,000 target. Weymouth & Portland Lions Club’s annual street busk is planned to go ahead on Saturday 23rd July in Weymouth Town Centre and they would like to invite up-and-coming local musicians and entertainers to join them in making this a very special fundraising year. They are hoping to beat the £20,000 barrier for monies raised since the original busk began in 1994. We didn't quite make it last year so please help us reach that goal this year. Many local entertainers and performers have been involved in this fantastic achievement over the years, in...
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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION & £200 LIONS DONATION

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club Vice President, Lion Kevin Brookes awarded a Lions Certificate of Appreciation and also made a £200 Lions Club donation to LCAG. (Littlemoor Community Action Group). A local support group who operate from the Littlemoor Community Centre and who set up a food bank and distribution service at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic back in March 2020. They have served approx 500 food parcels to date to residents who are self isolating and shielding in the local community. The group have regular donation from Morrisons supermarket weekly and also receive donat...
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LIONS CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

President Ryan Hope & Littlemoor resident Sasha Fancy
Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are on the look-out for lock-down heroes, knights in shining armour and local volunteers who, when most of the population were told to stay at home, stay safe and protect our NHS, decided that they wanted to do something more for the benefit others. Stories started to emerge locally of people who with little or no previous volunteering experience, decided that they wanted to help the most vulnerable in our society. Food banks in Littlemoor and Lanehouse sprang up using donated food from individuals and contributions from the major supermarkets to help the ...
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