In the light of recent media attention given to aid agencies, Lions Clubs of the British Isles have issued the following statement:
Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are members of Lions Clubs International. We are part of a global network of 1.4 million volunteers. When a humanitarian crisis strikes, Lions Clubs International Foundation work with and are guided by their own Lions members who are ordinary people present on the ground. As the World’s largest voluntary, non-governmental organisation, our volunteers fundraise in their own local communities with every penny raised being used to help those in need. We don’t spend money on fancy fundraising campaigns, all our administration and marketing costs are funded by members’ subs. It can prove difficult providing aid but we are committed not to wasting the money entrusted to Lions by the public and ensuring it can genuinely help victims of a disaster. Lions Clubs of the British Isles are very grateful for the public support, which enables us to commit to solving long-term problems through our presence in local communities throughout the world.
Weymouth & Portland Lions Club supports a range of good causes and local projects where you can get involved, please contact us at
About Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International has 1.4 million members in over 200 countries, making it the largest service club organisation in the world.
Wherever you live, work or travel, you are likely to come across members of Lions clubs and the projects we support.
Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes. Globally we have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organisation. We love to help others and make things happen.
Every day Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising activities.
Every year, in Europe alone, Lions Clubs members volunteer almost 6 million hours of service, and raise £88 million annually to support the needs of local communities.