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Formed in 1970 Malling District Lions Club has proudly served the local and International community ever since and we look forward to our Golden Jubilee in 2020 with a special Charter Anniversary Dinner. The Club holds various activities throughout the year to raise funds; Tin Shakes and Events are our specialities.   We have 24 full members.  We also have a thriving body of Friends of Lions who help us out at events as well as attending social gatherings.

Last Christmas we provided over 100 hampers to the local needy, including 25 to families.

We regularly collect unwanted spectacles and have recently sent off a batch of over 900 pairs to be recycled and used in under developed countries abroad.

We have a monthly 'Eat and Meet' where we all meet up with our partners and friends in a local pub for an enjoyable social evening; once a year we have our Charter Night, to celebrate the Club's formation, usually in the form of a formal Dinner and Dance -  it was held at the West Malling Golf Club last October.

At our Handover Dinner (see picture below) in July it was the opportunity to have our AGM and a review of the year; outgoing President Lion Yvonne Clarke reported:-

"This year for me has been marked by one word Community.  We have received from and given to the Community.  This has been by way of our tin shakes, the Easter Egg and Chocolate Santa raffles and donations from individual people and private companies. 

We have served all forms of people within our Community, from children through assistance with preschool and school children in various activities, to adults with learning disabilities at 'Its a Knockout' and Spadework and our Pensioners Tea Party.  We have also paid homage to those individuals who lost their lives in the two Wars by attending the Remembrance Day Service at West Malling.

We have given to the Community in the way of our Xmas Hampers, to the Heart of Kent Hospice, to Air Ambulance, local scouts, Hi Kent, Spadework, Sight Savers, local Carer Groups and LCIF, and much more.

Our 24 members, their spouses and partners and Friends of the Lions have enjoyed a year of Eat and Meets, our Charter Nights, and Xmas activities.

A very enjoyable and challenging year for me.

Incoming President, Lion Peter Clark Lion Peter in reply thanked Yvonne for her work as President in supporting the Club during the last year and that we’ll all agree what a fine President she has made.”  He went on to amuse the assembled company by outlining his thoughts on his coming year as President, drawing a parallel with the US leader across the water – “First of all I’m going to tweet  - lots. Every day.   ….   This is going to be a memorable presidency. We’re going to make Malling great again.”

Our major event in the year is our Annual Sponsored Charity Walk in aid of Prostate Cancer Research and we are grateful for all those who supported giving us a total raised last year of £1910 for such a worthwhile cause.

This year's 2019 Walk will take place on Sunday, 25th August starting from East Malling Research Centre; see details below.  A registration form can be downloaded by clicking here.

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On the occasion of our "Handover Dinner" and Annual General Meeting, outgoing President, Lion Yvonne Clarke installed Lion Peter Clark with the chain of office, bell and gavel.

 

 

 

A registration form for the Walk can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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