THE LIONS CLUB OF CHIPPENHAM
Welcome to our website. You can use this site to learn more about the things we do in the district and how to make contact with us.
This page gives you an overview of who we are, and other pages give you more detail on how we raise money and where that money has been donated.
You may need to contact us if you need our help or if you would like to join us. In either case you can contact us using any of the e-mail addresses you come across on this site and we will get back to you. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 19:30 at the Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 5LT.
Our Easter Egg Raffle(s)
We will shortly be placing 42 Easter Eggs around Chippenham and Corsham so look out for them.
The Carol Float Tour
Well the Carol Float tour and all the other Christmas activities are over now and Lions are proud to announce that we raised a total of over £12,500 over this period. To find out more, visit our Carol Float page by clicking the tab on the left.
We thank the people of Chippenham and Corsham for their generosity and if you would like to understand how we spent the money we raise last year then click on our 'Community Activities' button on the left.
We Twinned with La Flèche
Every year The Lions Club of Chippenham twin with its sister club in Durtal-La Flèche in the Loire region in France. The clubs take it in turn to visit each other and this year a group of 8 Chippenham club members and their partners travelled to France for a weekend of social and cultural events.
We Staged The Bob Cook Games
We recently held the annual Bob Cook Games at Swindon and you can read and see more by following the link at the left.
We Had a Presentation Evening
Chippenham Lions are proud to have collected a club record of over £32,000 during their last Lionistic year. The money was raised from several activities in and around Corsham and Chippenham, but in particular, from the Christmas Carol Float and from the Cherished Vehicle and Family Farm Fun Day in June.
Many of these funds were dispersed to organisations and charities throughout the year; as and when required. However, on Thursday 21st July, the club held a special Presentation Evening to dispose of other funds amongst local charities. This is the second year we have handled local funds in this way and, to mark the importance of the evening, The Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Terry Gibson with Mayoress, Councillor Sylvia Gibson were in attendance.
Representatives of 21 local organisations were there to receive cheques from Immediate Past President Jim Dutch and Welfare Chairman Brian Hearn and it gave the opportunity for us to meet them and for recipients to give a short addresses about the work they do within the local community.
The president also nominated his own charities last year, which were Dorothy House and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, both of whom, were represented on the evening.
For a full report see 'Our Community Service Page' tab on the left.
Immediate Past President Jim Dutch presents a Donation to 'Tourettes Action' to Help them Start a Local Support Group
We Have a New President
July marks the end of one club year and the beginning of another and our new President is Derek Angell who replaces Jim Dutch.
President Derek Angell gives his Inaugural Address to the Club at our Recent Changeover
We Had a Trip Out For PHAB Members
The club recently took a group of PHAB members to Adams Farm
Club Members with Members of PHAB
Honours For The Club
Chippenham Lions Club are proud to have been awarded the Shield for the ‘Best Club in the District’ at the recent District Convention of Lions. The district has 52 clubs and we are particularly proud to have won it 3 times since the award was inaugurated 9 year's ago and now we have won it twice in succession. You can find the link to the Gazette and Heralds story on this by clicking here.
President Jim with some of the Members who have made this 'The Best Club In The District'
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Lion International Organisation
Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,500 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organisation, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Lions are proud that The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation as - "the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”
The Lions Club of Chippenham
The Lions Club of Chippenham is one of those 44,500 clubs across the world that are part of Lions Clubs International. Each year Chippenham Lions raise about £20,000 for local causes and international charities. Lions believe that local people are best placed to provide help and support to less fortunate members of the community in Chippenham, Corsham and the surrounding villages.
On a local level, the activities in which the Club become involved include:
- Fund raising on behalf of various local charities including Air Ambulance, Transport for the Disabled and St Nicholas School as well as individual assistance to local needy, aged and disadvantaged persons.
- Welfare work to provide entertainment, outings and sporting facilities as well as providing hot dinners on Christmas Day for those spending Christmas alone.
The Club also provides funds to assist at an international level and supports:
- Eye Camps and Water Wells in the Third World
- Assistance to the Aged, Blind and the Deaf
- Help with emergency disaster relief anywhere in the world
As well as this work, every month Chippenham Lions enjoy at least one social event – an informal or formal night, or a picnic, trip or visit to the theatre or something similar.
A full diary of events can be found at the Calendar link on the left and our more immediate fund raising, welfare and social events are featured above right.
4,572/7,981 @ 20 Aug 2014 5,781/9,767 @ 10 June 2015
6,790/11,258 @ 11 Jan 2016 7,119/11,808 @ 14 June 2016
7,258/12,052 @ 4 Aug 2016
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.