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Adults Summer Disco Community Grant Presentation Evening

Adults Summer Disco: We recently held our summer disco for adults with special needs at Kettering Athletic Club. This was well attended and lots of enjoyment had on the dance floor thanks to Lion Dave Wagg providing the musical entertainment. We always enjoy hosting this event and the warm response it receives.


Following last years very successful launch of our Community Funding Scheme, Kettering Lions Club repeated this year. We would like to thank all those organisations who applied. There were many high quality applications and it was a difficult task to finalise the decision on succesful applicants. We recently had the presentation evening for those succesful organisions.

Cheques of £500 each were presented to local organisations in need of support for their projects. This year's successful applicants were:
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind-Kettering Sight Centre
A.C.E - Autistic Children Embraced
Kettering and District Samaritans
Home Start Kettering
Kettering Town Harriers

The evening continued with refreshments (Lions "bake off" skills to the fore!) and the opportunity to chat and learn more of each others work in the local community. Well done to all concerned.


We are pleased to welcome new member Bec to our club. Bec was inducted at our recent business meeting, shown here with Lion George Potter and Membership Secretary Chris Clark. Bec has already been involved in many fundraising and service activities and we look forward to her help and involvment in many more.
3000 pairs of spectacles collected by Kettering Lions boxed & on their way to Chichester.On arrival they are sorted by Chichester Lions & forwarded to Medico in Le Havre for grading.Their final destination is to developing countries where they are much needed & appreciated by those unable to afford them.We are grateful for the support of Tesco Opticians,Specsavers,Vision Express,Asda,Fuller Church,Kettering Library,Cransley Hospice Shop & Gloucester Court.Thanks also to all those who kindly donated their unwanted spectacles. Thanks also to Parcelforce who deliver them free of charge.


Kettering Lions hosted a Zone Skittles Competition at The Britannia Club, Burton Latimer, the evening went well, Pam did a fantastic job organising the buffet, what a wonderful spread. Thankyou to Lions from Harborough 2012 and Corby for helping to make it a most enjoyable evening. The winner was John Aston and the runner up was Harborough 2012 President Paul Anderson.

Lion Narendra & his wife Saroj recently visited Johnny's Happy Place in Kettering where meals are provided for the homeless. Here they are presenting much needed ingredients to the value of £100 to Johnny's mother & sister.

Kettering Lions to the rescue!Following a late appeal for help Lions gladly stepped into the breach to man Poppy Appeal stalls in Sainsburys & Morrisons.Thanks are due to the people of Kettering for their generous support of this worthy cause.
Lion Bernard is shown trying to hide behind a somewhat larger than usual poppy!


 Lion Ivan presented Barry Hale with his Melvin Jones Fellowship plaque in recognition of his support for Kettering & District Lions club (see photo section). This award is the highest available for service to Lions. Over many years Barry has enthusiastically given of his musical talents at our Christmas parties for adults & children with specials needs. Well done and thank you Barry.

Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

Many thanks to the generous people of Burton Latimer. Lions members donned their daffodil hats with Pride at Burton Latimer Sainsburys. Amount raised to be published soon but in March over £700 was raised for this worthy cause (again thanks to the genorous donations).

Lions get in-tune for fundraising Choir event

Kettering Lions exercised their vocal chords at the Cransley Hospice 'scratch' choir competition. They performed two classic songs at Kettering Salvation Army hall on Sat 8th Oct. Cransley Hospice were very grateful to all choirs involved and significant funds were raised on the night.


Kettering Lions Donations 2015_16

We are proud to announce that we made over £18,000 in donations over the financial year 2015 to 2016. Much of this was to local causes. Many thanks to the people of Kettering for their kind donations towards this. Much thanks again to Lion Keith Ogley - his mammoth task of walking from Lands End to John O'Groats helped raise a significant amount. Please click HERE for the breakdown of donations.

Kettering Lions Presentation Evening

Local charities were invited to put forward their organisations to be considered for a £500 donation from the Kettering Lions, originally there were going to be 4 successful applicants, but because the panel had such a difficult time choosing, as all of the names put forward were equally deserving, it was decided to increase the organisations receiving the cheques to 6, this presentation took place in order to give the cheques to the winners. Hopefully this will continue next year, so for those who were not successful this year, will be able to try again. Please see more info at our PHOTOS section

Kettering General Hospital Childrens Wards - Kettering Lions sponsor visiting magicians.

The club made a donation of £600 to POD Children's Charity, to provide sessions of magic & fun for children in Kettering General Hospital, in the photo from left are, Lion President Malcolm Harris, Matthew Garrett ( magician), Trisha Brigden (Play specialist at Kettering General Hospital) & Lion Keith Ogley. Malcolm Harris "I was really impressed by Mathew's performance, as he really entertains the kids who loved every minute and he ensured that they all had a balloon animal at the finish. "

BURTON LATIMER DUCK RACE: Lions Andy, Pam and Christine running a Tombola and childrens Lucky Dip on behalf of Kettering and District Lions at the Burton Latimer Duck Race on Sunday 26th June

Kettering Lions social event - Stamford Blue Badge Walk

Kettering Lions hit Stamford. All enjoyed a very informative tour talk around the picturesque town fo Stamford. The tour with Jill Collinge was enjoyed by all who took part, Jill has a website and she does tours of a few other places, its worth taking a look, the website address


Local Fashion Show a Success!

The recent charity fashion show at Kettering Park Hotel, hosted by the Lions, proved a great success. Tickets were sold out and all who attended enjoyed a large selection of clothes displayed from top manufacturers. Over £1200 was raised for charity as over 200 people attended. The club looks forward to hosting the succesful event next year.

Easter Egg Raffles - £2150 raised!

Kettering Lions recently provided Easter Eggs for raffle at various local pubs/venues in the Kettering Area and raised over £2000. Many thanks to the participating pubs - all money raised goes to good causes, much of it local to the area. Emma at Parkhouse shown receiving their egg here (top). Seen at below - The winner of The Trading Post Lions Easter Egg Raffle, Kate Ritson, on the left with manageress Julie John. A Big Thankyou to The Trading Post for rasing £240. Again, a big thank you to all the pubs taking part (listed below) and we look forward to repeating it again next year.

Local Police Cadets Provide Valuable Community Service

President Malcolm Harris & Lion Chris Clark presented Gold Young Leaders In Service Awards to 3 Police Cadets at Northants Police HQ.It is hoped that their example will be followed by the latest intake of recruits.A cheque for £50 was presented in recognition of the help provided by the many Cadets who helped us collect donations over the Christmas period.




After 75 days of walking a total of 1132 miles,surviving sun,wind,rain,boggy fields & the occasional bull Keith can now relax with family,friends & fellow Lions! A celebration of his magnificent achievement at the age of 72, in memory of his late wife Joan,was recently held. Keith has so far raised £11000 & expects this figure to increase.He is pictured presenting cheques to Cransley Hospice & Kettering & District Lions Club.
Other pictures show Roy Burrows of Goldline Kettering drawing the winning ticket & receiving a Certificate of Appreciation. Last but not least the winner of the first prize receiving her cheque from Keith himself along with Lion President Malcolm Harris & Immediate Past President Chris Clark. Thanks are due to all raffle prize donors & anyone who bought & sold tickets. Finally Keith,put your feet up for a little while until the next time!!

Keith's Lands End to John OGroats Walk! Keith has done it! What a fantastic acheivement - over 1100 miles - an inspirational journey.


Kettering Lions provide SANDS boxes to Kettering General Hospital

Lion President Chris Clark & Lions PR Malcolm Harris present a Cheque for £500 to Kettering General Hospital Maternity Ward for the provision of Sands Boxes to parents of bereved babies. The boxes contain among other things hand knitted blankets, photo memory sticks, equipment forthe  taking of hand and foot impressions and two small bears one to be buried or cremated with the baby and one to be kept as a keepsake.

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  About the Club 

Kettering Lions are a friendly and active club with enthusiastic members. Kettering  Lions Club  always strives to fulfil the aims and objectives of Lions Clubs worldwide, which is for members to provide comfort and assistance to people less fortunate than themselves.

  The club welcomes men and women from all walks of life and has recently recruited several new members. As well as undertaking fundraising events Kettering Lions organise outings and events for the local community, including the much enjoyed Christmas parties for deserving Adults and Children. Summer events include a summer tea party for the elderly, adult summer disco, raffle collection (partly to raise money for the Air Ambulance), summer Family Fun Day and a fundraising 'race night'.

Please see the Contact Us  section (or call 0845 833 5862) for details of how to get in touch, would like to make a donation, and/or would like more information about Kettering Lions and joining our friendly club

Thought for the month:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito..."
Eastern Philosophy

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