Come and meet Reading Lions

READING LIONS CLUB is a local group of volunteers who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the Reading community by improving the local environment,  helping individuals in times of need,  supporting Reading based community groups and local charities. Every penny raised goes into our community projects. Our aim is to serve the people of Reading and make a difference. We are always seeking new and fun ways of raising money.  Lions Clubs are also members of an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world.

Click here for a copy of our quarterly newsletter and learn more about where your donations are being used.

Contact us if you know of someone in need of assistance or of a cause that needs support.

Donate on lineHELP YOUR LOCAL READING COMMUNITY BY DONATING TO THE LIONS CLUB OF READING 


NEWS  & WHAT'S ON 

              Santa is on his waySanta is on his way!

Our Santa Sleigh rounds are now in full swing. Click here to see if Santa is coming to a street near you. A big thank you to everyone that has turned out to say hello to Santa. You are helping us raise funds for those in need in the local community. 

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Charity Tribute Night - Thanks to everyone that attended the Musical Tribute Night at the Grosvenor Casino Reading. A great night was had by all. Great music, good food and fundraising too. More information here...   Raising funds for 'Dogs for Deaf People' and the local branch of 'Women's Aid'.

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Trekking Kilimanjaro for Prostate Cancer:

Trekking for prostate cancer On the 19th September Melvin Blunt, Andy Goodchild and Sean Morris left the UK to embark on a seven day walk on Mount Kilimanjaro. An 'off the cuff' suggestion in a bar 12 months ago turned into reality for these intrepid walkers. They are raising funds for our prostate cancer awareness & screening programme. So far they ahve raised an amazing 4,337! Thank you so much - you are helping to save local lives. BT mydonate for prostate cancer awarenessPlease support these intrepid hikers and donate on their 'Mydonate' page. 

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Recycling SpectaclesClick here to see how your unwanted prescription glasses can help those in need. 'The longest journey starts with the smallest step'.                

     

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Reading Lions Club sponsor the football kit for a junior team based at Nkhaba Primary School in Swaziland. A football coach, Charles Dlamini, has started to form a league of teams for children aged 9-11. The team coach wants to introduce football earlier as he believes "it introduces discipline, manners and caring for others in young children that will help them in the future". More...

Reading Lions sponsor football team in Swaziland

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Lions present cheque to Reading Launch Pad homeless charity.

Reading Lions prestn to Launchpad

Reading Lions recently presented a cheque for 1,197 to the Reading Launchpad Charity raised from a Comedy & Curry event at the Asian Spice in Tilehurst. (pictured left to right - Lion Mandy Young, CEO Ian Caren, Lion Andy Young, Jason McMahon, Lion Carole Irving and Lion Stuart Rowsell. Launchpad-Logo-HQ2



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A few 'Thank You's'

Dragon Boat winners 2016OUR FIRST DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IS A GREAT SUCCESS.

A big thank you to everyone that took part in our first Charity Dragon Boat Festival. Check out our face book pages for some great photos of the day and the post event video.

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Thanks to Abbey Windows

Abbey Windows Quiz Night

Thanks to Anna and Dani from Abbey Windows who raised an amazing 345 for Reading Lions Club with a fun Quiz Night on Wednesday 17th August at the Himalayan Hotspot in Tilehurst. Anna (pictured) was the Quiz Master for the evening with a team, headed by MD Neil Whitehead, winning the title in a tough fought contest at the sold out venue.  



CHARITY GOLF DAY - RAISES AN AMAZING 4,000

Golf Day successA big thank you to everyone that took part in our charity Golf Day. You have helped us raise more than 4,000 towards our next prostate cancer screening event. Click here for more news and photos.

SUMMER COMEDY & CURRYFEST raises 1,200 for Launchpad Reading Homeless Charity.Click here for more information. Launchpad-Logo-HQ2



TANDEM SKY DIVE: A big thank you goes to Sharon Papierowski who took part in a tandem sky dive on 24th July in support of our prostate cancer screening programme. Visit Sharon's BT MyDonate page if you would like to sponsor her efforts.


SWIMATHON: Thank you to Lions Eric, Mahmud, John Mack, Ebbo plus Robert and others for entering the Windsor Swimathon. Well done and congratulations on swimming the most lengths. More.....

  

QUIZ NIGHT FOR NAOMI HOUSE: Thank you to everyone that attended our quiz night in aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace. Together we raised 2,100. With you help we are making a difference. More...

   

READING HALF MARATHON: A very big thank you to Steve Richardson who ran in the 2016 Reading Half Marathon in aid of the Lions Club of Reading Prostate cancer Awareness and screening project. Steve's BT MyDonate page is still open so please consider helping with his fundraising. Steve has raised more than 900 which was an amazing achievement.

See the GetReading news article here....


READING MALE VOICE CHOIR: Also a very big thank you to the Reading Male Voice Choir & the Spiritual Singers from Holland for a great charity concert. We are delighted and honoured that you decided to donate some of the money raised to our prostate cancer awareness and screening programme.

   

Comedy and Curry Night 2016Christmas Comedy & Curry evening raises an amazing 3,000 for the Dystonia Society Charity. MC Daniel Kielty introduced Britain's Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill followed by the fantastic and very funny Rod Woodward.The raffle and auctions were hugely popular with lots of prizes, with many lucky guests picking up a treat or Christmas gift. It was our ninth and biggest event with more comedy nights and events planned for the new year. Click the 'contact us' button if you would like to receive advance notice of our future events. More ...

Congratulation to our new Club President Lion Brian Treadwell who took office on 1st July 2016.   

Congratulations to our new Club President Brian

(Brian pictured right)

Click here for a message from the President Brian.



               

   


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Our three award winnersCongratulations to Lions Eric, Mike and Stuart who were all Presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for services to the club and community.


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The 2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness event - hailed as another great success

             Prostate cancer awareness

Stop press: Our next Prostate Cancer Awareness & Screening event is on 11th March 2017 at CircleReading Hospital. More detail to follow.

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Can you spare some time to help serve your commnity? 
The Lions Club of Reading meets two evenings a month to organise our community and fundraising events. Giving makes us all feel better for living. We have fun too and our reward is the satisfaction in what we do for others. If this sounds like something for you then why not come along to one of our meetings or join us at a fundraising event or help out at one of our community service projects. Or maybe join us for a social event (see calender of events).

We meet twice a month (on the second and fourth Monday of the month) at the Prudential Ibis Club, Scours Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6AY.

For more information please call 0845 8337 431 and speak to Lion Jo Hamblin or email secretary@readinglions.org.uk

Any help is gratefully received - and hopefully you will enjoy the activity!

Alternatively why not become a 'Friend of Reading Lions Club':

Do you want to volunteer? The Lions Club of  Reading is looking for new members. Read more...


A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. With your help we are 'making a difference'.

M Collard supports Reading Lions Club       Rabbits vehicle hire support Reading Lions Club       Jackfm support Reading Lions Club        Quality Printers supports the Lions Club of Reading       CircleReading supports the Lions Club of Reading

Tony Lee & Sons supports the Lions Club of Reading   Reading Male Voice Choir supports the Lions Club of Reading  Reading Buses supports the Lions Club of Reading


Tilehurst ButchersJC Engineering Products supports the Lions Club of Reading     eden supporting Reading Lions Club