The Lions Story


Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

Across the British Isles and Ireland, Lions Clubs work in partnership with and support a wide range of organisations active in the community including – Diabetes UK, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, International Glaucoma Association, Medic Alert, Sight Savers International and Tacade.

Lions operate the SightFirst Programme, the world’s largest blindness prevention programme with the aim of establishing long-term solutions for eliminating preventable and reversible blindness. Over £100 million has been raised, and to date 538 grants totalling £82 million have been approved for blindness prevention in 76 countries.

Through Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lions contributes to disaster funds throughout the world, and works in partnership with UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO to provide world-wide aid.
Lions are ordinary people. They are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and global communities. In the British Isles and Ireland and the rest of Europe, Lions donate around 5.7 million hours and 88 million pounds to humanitarian causes each year.
As a volunteer organisation, when a pound or euro is raised by Lions Clubs International it goes directly to charity.






























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.

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