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North Notts Lions area extends from Misson/Misterton in the North to

Wheatley/Leverton in the South. From the Trent in the East to Bawtry/Barnby Moor in the West.

The main focus of our work is local. We fundraise locally, you may have seen the Xmas float out in your area in December bringing Santa to see all the children. Santa also visits disabled people in their own homes. We run raffles for hampers and Easter Eggs. We also put on local Race Nights and a Golf Day each year to fundraise. In short, we are open to any idea that will allow us to fundraise to support our work. We are totally self supporting and so we are proud to say that every penny we raise goes into the local community with around 10% going to support LCIF in their effort to bring relief to the worldwide community.

Lions Clubs International

serving Worldwide for 100 yrs

North Notts Lions

serving your community for

approaching 50 years

 

North Notts Lions Club was formed in 1969. It was one of the first Lions Clubs in this area. Each club is completely autonomous in its own area and carries out charitable works there. For larger projects we may join forces with other clubs local to us to generate the necessary funding. At the international level clubs worldwide contribute as they see fit in response to appeals for aid (tsunamis, earthquakes, etc) via our Lions Clubs International Foundation or LCIF for short.

 

North Notts Lions have been getting things done in

your community for approaching 50 years

North Notts Lions Golf Day 2017

This year North Notts Lions are supporting the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

 

Unlike many charities and organizations we really cam promise that every penny we raise goes into serving the community both here in North Notts Lions area and worldwide. North Notts Lions are funded by members and so you can rest assured that when you give your donation it will be well used.

 

 

NORTH NOTTS LIONS

 

 

 

North Notts Lions Club was formed in 1969, and will be celebrating 50 years of service in part of the Bassetlaw area in 2019. It was one of the first Lions Clubs in this area. Each club is completely autonomous in its area and carries out charitable works there. For larger projects we may join forces with other clubs local to us to generate the necessary funding. At the international level clubs worldwide contribute as they see fit in response to appeals for aid (tsunamis, earthquakes, floods etc) via our Lions Clubs International Foundation or LCIF for short.

 

Our area in which we work and recruit extends from Misson/Misterton in the north, to

Wheatley/Levertons in the south. From the Trent in the east, to Bawtry/Barnby Moor in the west.

 

The main focus of our work is local. We fund raise locally, you may have seen the Xmas float out in your area in November/December every year. This year’s programme will start at the end of November and run through to the 22nd of December. In addition to the Xmas Float we run raffles for hampers in many local pubs most of which also raffle giant Easter eggs for us at Easter. We run our annual Golf Day at Gainsborough Golf Club to raise funds for an annually nominated charity, which may be either local or international.

 

Over the last few years we, as a club, have made substantial financial contributions to Help for Heroes, Five Villages First Responders, Lincs Notts Air Ambulance, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Retford Hospice and have funded or part funded several defibrillators in various locations. We contribute annually to local causes i.e. Senior Citizens, including Xmas dinners in our many villages. The younger generation does not miss out. Each year we have sent 2 teenagers from our area to an International Youth Camp in Texas that is hosted by local Texan Lions. Playgroups, Scouts and Girl Guides have also benefited from funding for equipment and expeditions. The D.A.R.E project in local primary schools also receives major financial assistance from us.

 

Our annual charitable giving is substantially over £10,000 and 90% of this goes to local causes. Unlike other charities we in Lions pride ourselves on the fact that ALL donated money goes to charitable causes. All members of North Notts Lions pay a small subscription that helps to cover our admin costs. We also hold a number of social events throughout the year – any profit from these goes into the admin fund.

 

It is impossible to explain all we do in just a few paragraphs. If you want to take a look at us and listen to what we do then come along to any of our meetings. They are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in The Fox & Hounds Public House on Stockwith Road, Walkeringham at 8pm. Bring this advert with you. Or contact Bob Fox 01427 890638 or Ray Simpson on 01427 848854.

 

 

 

 

 

Each year a new Lion President takes over. Traditionally this coincides with a BBQ held for all members and friends. Last year Ray Simpson was Lions President (seen on the left). This year he hands over to Lion John Farrer (on the right). We would like to thank Ray for his sterling work during the last year and wish John a very happy year for his first Presidency. Lion Mel Blacknell will serve as 1st Vice President this year.

North Notts Lions help to Celebrate 100 Years of Service

 

This year marks the centenary year of Lions Clubs International. Lions have been serving the worldwide community for 100 years. North Notts Lions have been serving their community for over 42 yrs and we are proud to still have some original members still serving the community.

Ian Hall receiving a cheque for £1000 from Lion President Raymond Simpson

From the left Mel Blacknell Ian Hall John Simpson and North Notts Lions President discuss how the new Dinamap machine works

Over 1.4 million Lions serving in over 200 clubs across the world also support LCIF, Lions Club International Foundation, providing relief when disasters occur, water to those who have none and sight clinics to bring relief to those who have a visual impairment or who are totally blind. LCIF have also joined with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate measles. Since its inception LCIF have raised and used over $100 million. Along with “Water Aid” and “Sight First” Recently North Notts Lions sent a donation of £500 to both the “Water Aid” program and the “Sight First” projects run by LCIF along with collecting hundreds of kilos of old spectacles. These are then recycled and sent to those in need across Asia and Africa bringing sight to those who otherwise would be struggling to see.

Every year each new President of North Notts Lions selects a charity that they would like us to support. This year the charity was the Bassetlaw Hospice. We contacted Ian Hall, the Charity Administrator, to ask what they needed and how we could help.

 

Dinamap machine will help staff and patients alike

A much needed piece of equipment was purchased which will help both patients and staff. This ‘Dinamap’ equipment allows staff to take Blood pressure, Pulse, Temperature and oxygen levels without the need to use different machines and the real benefit is that it is portable and so can be moved quickly and easily to different locations within the Hospice.

North Notts Lions are really pleased to have been given the opportunity to provide this much needed equipment. In the past North Notts Lions have also provided a special chair for use in different therapies. This is still serving the hospice well. The majority of the money for this new equipment was raised by holding a Race Night along with pie and peas supper and the balance needed to bring the total sum up to £1000 was provided by North Notts Lions. Lions have provided for their local community meeting the needs of locals, by providing defibrillator machines in the different villages within our area, they have provided football kit for local teams, cooking ovens for Scouts and Beavers. Play mats have been purchased for local play groups and young people have been helped to attend international camps in Africa to help build a school along with many more projects. Do you think we do a good job? Would you like to get involved helping in your community. We are actively looking for more like minded men and women to join us in our vital work. We have no upper age limit and we would also like to encourage younger members of our community to come and join us. Come and meet with us, let us tell you how you too can help. We have a DVD available which will tell you all you need to know and which will help you understand further just what we are able achieve. Remember every penny we raise goes into the work that we manage to achieve. You can contact us to enquire about joining us or to request the DVD. Just email to info@northnottslions.uk We are just ‘ordinary people’ doing ‘extraordinary things’ and we really do look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how you can help both our local and international work.

 

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