A thank you from the Lions

Weymouth & Portland Lions say thank you to Hope Church for the use of the church rooms for Registration at their Christmas Day Harbour Swim. This year, for the first time, rooms above the church were made available for registration which made it a lot easier to cope with the ever increasing numbers of swimmers. Lions Vice President, Rene Wilkinson, receives a cheque from Hope Church for money collected at the Christmas Tree Festival for Lions, which was handed back to the church in aid of charities Leukaemia and British Legion. Representatives of each of the charities partici...
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CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM – 398 SWIMMERS, ANOTHER RECORD!

A few thousand people lined the harbour to witness this annual Lions event where a record 398 swimmers took the plunge to raise £20,000 for a whole host of national and local charities. Hundreds of pictures to view on our facebook page - courtesy of Helen & Stephen Jones The Mayoress, Caroline Churchill, raised £1,500 for her chosen charities, MV Freedom and The Merchant Navy Association. We also know that two chaps raised £3115 for Cancer Research UK. https://youtu.be/2Mb4aXLu6bI Video courtesy of John Gurd Competitive race winners with Lions President Mark Lockie a...
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AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR THE CSIDERS FROM THE LIONS

Members of the Lions Club presented Peter Meacham (R) of the Csiders with a £100 cheque in a show of support for this fledgling organisation. Peter Meacham said “C’Siders is a newly formed cancer support group in Weymouth and Portland. We offer opportunities for anyone who has been affected by cancer, whether newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or recovered, to meet like-minded people, share experiences and learn from each other. Everyone is welcome, whether patients themselves or friends, partners or carers of those affected by cancer, we are open to all. The group’s next meetings ar...
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LIONS CHRISTMAS SHOW – ANOTHER SELL-OUT

Every seat was taken in this 1000 seater theatre at the annual Lions Christmas Show for senior citizens where entry is free. The audience were entertained by a wealth of local talent headed up by that ever popular band 'Replay' who hit the right spot with their 50's & 60's numbers and led by our very own Lion, Norman Stagles. A high spot of the evening was the presentation of a 'Melvin Jones Fellowship Award' to Ann Stagles in recognition of the many years she has organised and produced this show along with her husband Norman. This award is very rarely given to anyone who is not ...
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A new iPad for a visually impaired local lad

Advisory Teacher Margaret Townsend at Vision Support Services receives the iPAD from Lion President Mark Lockie, supported by club members, on behalf of her client. Margaret then went on to say " Once again thank you so much for your work to provide the iPad for the pupil at Budmouth College. When I went to the family home following the presentation yesterday and presented it to him he was so pleased with it and the smile on his face said it all. He was really pleased and I’ve never seen him smile so much or have so much to say as yesterday! He was busy charging it up when I left. ...
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Thank you to the volunteers for helping us and where needed throughout the borough

The mayor of Weymouth and Portland, Cllr Richard Kosior said: “I’m a great supporter of the community volunteers. It isn’t until you become mayor that you realise how much volunteering goes on in the borough of Weymouth and Portland, and how much wouldn’t happen without those volunteers. Once you understand it, you spread the word.” Manager, Kate Stone said ’WCV would like to express their sincere thanks to the Lions Club for their generous donation and continued support of our charity. WCV are having a very difficult time at present trying to secure funding to remain open and contin...
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