‘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’ in July

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 Brian Lincoln - Irish songs Ukeholics Maisie Sheridan - TBC Karen Thornton and Annie Lewis - Saxophone Bill Solo - Mr Tambourine Man Replay featuring Annie Mac Replay's new drummer Rob Goodwin, is a Seasoned sound and lighting man who has worked with some very notable people ...
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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 ...
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Lions Annual Christmas Show – Another ‘Sell Out’!

Wizard of Oz sketch by Lions Club members Weymouth & Portland Lions Club put on a cracking show for the Senior Citizens of the Borough at their annual Christmas Show with all seats taken. Entertainment was provided by a wealth of local talent at no cost to the Lions for which they are extremely grateful. The evening started off with the lovely Pzazz Dancers who set a few pulses racing, followed by WOW who sang and danced their way through songs from the shows with a precision and professionalism beyond their young years. Matt Black, a regular to the show, entertained with jokes a...
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ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS DAY HARBOUR SWIM 2017?

  Every year thousands of people line the harbour at Weymouth to witness this annual Lions event which has become a landmark event for the town.  Nearly 400 swimmers took the plunge last year, which was a record for us, raising over £20,000 for a whole host of national and local charities. This year each swimmer will be presented with one of these medals to commemorate the event which is, incidentally, the Lions centennial year. Lions are extremely grateful to  Precision Engraving of Weymouth for donating the medals (500). They can also be found on facebook .   If...
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