The Lions Club of Devizes is a Registered Charity No. 1026909
Chartered 1970 (District 105W) and twinned with Mayenne in France.
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The Lions thank the people of Devizes and all those who helped and supported us in our fund raising and continue to do so.
Lions in the Community
Through your help we have been able to raise many thousands of £s to help support local people and various charities. Our Welfare Committee meets once a month to consider various requests for help and then decides how to allocate these funds.
At a Presentation Evening at the end of our last Lions year, cheques to a value of over £12000 were presented to over forty organisations, most local. During the year the Club had raised funds through a variety of sales, collections and concerts, and distributed almost £30,000 to worthwhile causes, including many other individual local people, families and groups that have approached us when in need of support. In addition, we enabled groups to raise their own funds through our popular Sponsored Walk and Swimarathon, and we provided over 400 children with new sporting experiences on our Sports Coaching Weekend.
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The Sports Coaching weekend went very well despite the cold weather. Golf had to be cancelled but we hope to run the coaching at a date soon. We apologise for cancelling the Mountain Biking on Sunday, but the chill factor was well below zero.
We aim to run Sports Coaching again in 2014, so most children will have another chance to try something different. If there is a sport you think we should cover - just let us know.
If you have an idea for a Lions Sponsored event or if you know someone who would benefit from our help, do get in touch using the contact details below.
Lions Event Calendar
Monday May 06 May Fair
Wednesday May 15 Lions Golf Day at North Wilts Golf Club
More information on Lions Events
May Fair - Monday 6th May 2013 (public holiday)
Devizes Lions are holding a special Victorian May Fayre in Devizes Market Place on Monday 6 May (public holiday). There will be a Galloping Horses Carousel, Punch & Judy Show, Wheelbarrow Race, Bouncy Castle, Traditional Fairground Stalls, Live Music, Victorian Fancy Dress Competition, Trade and Charity Stalls, Hot Food and much more. Entertainment for the whole family from 10.00 am. Entertainment for the whole family from 10.00am In Devizes Market Place, The Corn Exchange and The Shambles.
A Victorian Theme this year, ride on a Victorian carousel in the Market place. Plenty of Trade stands and Charity Stalls
Charity Golf Day - Wednesday 15th May 2013
A joint event with the Rotary Club of Devizes.
Venue - North Wilts Golf Club
The Lions Clubs share of the profit from this Event will be donated to Help for Heroes charity.
Dorothy House is the Rotary nominated charity.
Details and entry forms from:
Lion Eddie Gilmore Tel 01380-722188 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lion Mike Fitzpatrick 01380 727061
The President of Devizes Lions for 2012/2013 is Lion John Harris
General enquiries about Devizes Lions phone 0845 833 6749
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