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The President's Message

 

Welcome to the club’s website. My name is Ted Greves and I am the club’s president for the year July 2017 to June 2018.

We are a group of men and women from all walks of life who share a wish to help disadvantaged people and organisations who are in need of help within our community.

Our aim is to raise money by organising a wide variety of events throughout the year and last year we raised around £34,000 which we distributed mainly in the local area.  The majority of the money came from our annual carol float which toured Chippenham and Corsham for 18 nights and our Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day run in June at Allington Farm.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International organisation.  The first club was formed in Chicago in June 1917 and we now have 1.4 million members worldwide.  We intend to celebrate the anniversary by helping more individuals and groups than ever.

The vast amount of the money we raise is distributed within the local community and we also help people by our own labour.  On Christmas Day we deliver lunches to people who might not otherwise see anyone on that special day.  We take the PHAB (Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied) Club on their annual outing and we have even been known to dig gardens and paint walls.

Being part of the largest service organisation in the world, we do try to help international causes such as WaterAid and SightSavers.  We also give to disaster relief anywhere through the Lions international charity.

Being a Lion is not all work.  We have monthly social events and take part in an annual exchange with our twinned French club in La Flèche and we try to make fund raising enjoyable.

Should you wish to join us and make a positive difference to those in our area who are less fortunate than others please call me on 01666 822030.  We can always do with your help.

Lion President Ted Greve                    president@chippenhamlions.org.uk

 

 

Presidents' Gallery

 

 

President for 2015/16 - Lion Jim Dutch

President for 2014/15 - Lion Richard Adams

President for 2013/14 - Lion Ian Gilbert

 

President for 2012/13 - Lion Brian Nicholson

President for 2011/12 - Lion Malcolm Burlow

 

 

Joint Presidents for 2010/11 - Lions Edwina Hutchison Tracey Gwinnell

 

President for 2009/10 - Lion Byron Hughes

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