Service Activities

01 March 2016

The Wooden Spoon was hotly contested at the Crafty Craft Race.

The wooden spoon was hotly contested this year at the Crafty Craft Race.

Lions also support the community by giving their time to support other local events and by raising awareness of issues affecting health, especially sight.

We’re the ones in the hi-vis jackets acting as marshals at such events as Newbury Carnival and town parades and parking cars at the Berkshire County Fair and the Culturefest. We also help our friends in Newbury Round Table by stewarding locks and sluices along the canal.

Feeling Good. Looking Good.

Feeling Good. Looking Good...

Lions support Newbury’s Feel Good Fortnight by raising awareness of the effects of Diabetes and encourage everyone to have their eyes and ears tested regularly. 

Doing good.

More recently we have taken our BBQ to various events around the area to help the organisers with their own fundraising activities. In 2015 we supported the Classic Car Show at Newbury College and Thatcham Apple Day and we are looking forward to helping them again this year. 

Latest News

Winner of the NWN Awards 2018 06/11/2018 Newbury Lions Annual Fireworks spectacular was named as the Best Regional Event of 2018, against some strong opposition. The judges were impressed with the drive and passion of our members who, despite falling membership, are determined to keep the event going for the benefit of the local community.
Presentation Evening 23/09/2018 Just before we rush headlong into Fireworks, we decided to have a bit of a do to thank those people who have supported us and to present some cheques. Lions Clubs International, to which we are affiliated, has just celebrated 100 years of service across the world and we were able to present some Centennial plaques and certificates.
Roary is feeling a little deflated 06/08/2018 Our mascot Roary is feeling a little deflated. He's not been out for a while and is missing meeting his fans. We are looking for someone to put the life back into Roary. Could that be you? 
Two Melvin Jones Fellowships 14/08/2017

The club recently honoured two individuals with its highest award.

A New President Takes Over 14/08/2017

Lion Drew completed a successful year as president of the club and handed over the chain of office to Lion Di Merchant at a recent meeting.

Celebrating 100 Years of Service 16/06/2017

2017 is the year Lions Clubs around the world are celebrating 100 years of Service in the heart of their local communities. As part of these celebrations, the 770+ Clubs in Britain and Ireland have been challenged to meet a series of targets centred on health, youth, supporting others, the environment and recognising local achievers.

As we approach the half way point in this our Centennial Year, the Lions Club of Newbury proudly records its achievements to date in 2017.