Cheadle Lions Club
A Brief History
Melvin Jones founded the International Association of Lions Clubs in 1917 in Chicago. With membership of about 1.4 million in 44,000 clubs in 192 countries, Lions form the largest service organization of its kind in the world.
Lions came to the UK in 1950 and has grown to include 900 clubs with over 18,000 members in Britain and Ireland.
Cheadle Lions Club was formed in 1987. We are a service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community, be it local, national, or international (see Lions Charities). We donate from our funds and also give our time where we are able. Since our formation we have raised many thousands of pounds for good causes both at home and abroad.
Income is generated from many different events, such as our annual Classic Car Show, Concerts, Dances, Maggot Racing, Quiz Nights, Raffles, the annual Christmas Collection, Easter Eggs, Collections, and Donations and these are just some of the activities taken up by Cheadle Lions Club Members and supporters
All proceeds go into our charity account. No charitable funds are used to run the Lions Organisation.
Our members also enjoy a wide and varied social programme with games nights, a formal dinner, parties, trips, treasure hunts, talks, quizzes, etc.
Lions raise funds by many methods, sometimes for specific causes but also to provide for various requests and services. Recent beneficiaries
Homelink, St John Ambulance, Cheadle Army Cadets, Local Scouts and Guides, Churnet Valley First Responders, Cheadle Disabled Club, National Asthma Campaign, Douglas McMillan Hospice, Campaign Sight First2 , Donna Louise Trust, Local Footballers, Cheadle Pensioners Club, Annual Senior Citizens Treats, and many more local and overseas charities. We also donate to overseas disaster appeals when and where necessary, these donations are supervised by the L.C.I.F.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.