We have now placed most of our giant Easter Eggs in venues around Newbury, Thatcham and district. Please look out for them and donate just £1 for the chance to win one of the eggs which contain 1 kilo of chocolate!
In Newbury you will see the eggs in the Corn Exchange, RBS, Newbury Building Society, Metro Bank, The Bacon Arms and the Lion Pub. Further afield, patrons of The Old London Apprentice, The Hare & Hounds and The Starting Gate in Speen, The Old Bell, The Lamb Inn, The White Hart in Thatcham, The 6 Bells at Beenham and Ye Olde Red Lion at Chieveley will all have the opportunity to take part over the coming weeks.
The Rampant Cat in Woolton Hill is hoping it’s regulars will help them regain their title as the venue raising the most from their egg.
Anyone visiting Burghfield Sports and Social Club and Thatcham Football Club can purchase a ticket as well as parents with children at Jubilee Day Nursery in Padworth and the Dingley Family Centre.
Students at Newbury College have accepted the challenge for the first time this year, so we are keen to see whether they are able to beat last year’s individual total of £305.
Thank you to all the venues that have agreed to take one of the eggs to raffle on our behalf. All the money raised will be used during the year to support individuals and families in need in the local community and to provide days out and holidays for disadvantaged groups.
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.
The Newbury Lions were at the Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete on the Late May Bank Holiday with our roundabout.
All the members of the Lions Club of Newbury are delighted to welcome Lion Sally-Jane to the Club.
Twenty giant Easter Eggs were placed in venues across Newbury and Thatcham before Easter and were raffled among customers and staff. We’ve collected all the money and are pleased to announce that a grand total of £2,216.66 was donated to our welfare funds. Thank you to everyone who took part either hosting or buying tickets.
We have financed the purchase of Flanders Poppy seeds and have been out and about planting them in various locations about the town. With the help of pupils from St Joseph's, the John Rankin Schools and Falkland Primary, seeds have been planted in their school grounds and Falkland War Memorial. Town Councillors have helped to plant the seeds in sites across the town that have links to the two World Wars. It is hoped that these seeds will produce flowers every year as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our troops in conflict.
The Lions Club of Newbury, thinly disguised as the Easter Bunny, have been out and about distributing the Giant Eggs which are raffled in aid of The Lions funds....which all go to those in need in our district.