Sponsored Knitting 2019


The Lions Club of Plymouth and the ladies of Lions held their annual Sponsored Knitting Event at Emmanuel Church Hall, Mannamead, Plymouth on Saturday 13th April 2019 with a total of 53 knitting enthusiasts (both male and female) from in and around the Plymouth area taking part.

The competition started at 10.30 am and finished at 3.30pm, during which time 278 squares were knitted and checked as completed. Each square being 32 stiches and 28 rows, knitted on size 8 (4mm) needles. The squares will now be sewn together to make blankets and throws of various sizes and distributed to Homes, Hospitals and to needy individuals within the local Plymouth area, with some going to major disaster areas throughout the world.

The two charities chosen to benefit from the sponsorship are Little Things & Co and Meningitis Now (South West). Both charities were represented at the event, Leigh-Anne Wright for little Things & Co and Yvette Beer for Meningitis Now (South West) and each gave a short talk upon their particular charity. The knitters were treated to continuous music, Tea/Coffee on arrival, a Pasty Lunch, with Jellies for sweet followed by afternoon Tea and Cake.

Presentation were made by the Lions Club of Plymouth President Lions Graham Hyde to the following ladies;

Mrs Wendy Constable received a Rose Bowl, Flowers and Chocolates for the most sponsorship raised at last years event.

Mrs Carol Lloyd was awarded 1st prize of a large silver bowl, flowers and Chocolates for completing 9 Squares and 12 rows.

Mrs Elaine Cooke was awarded 2nd prize of a silver cup, Flowers and Chocolates for Knitting 9 Squares.

Mrs Wendy Thorpe was awarded the 3rd prize of Flowers and Chocolates for Knitting 8 Squares and 20 rows.

Everyone had a goodtime catching up with old friends, nattering to one another with plenty of ‘Serious Klicking’. The monies raised from this event will be shared between the two main charities with a small percentage handed to other local Lion charities.The Lions Club of Plymouth thanks go to all attendees and we look forward to renewing acquaintances at next year’s event.


Cheque Presentation to the Chestnut Appeal, Derriford Hospital. In late December 2018, Barry Willcocks, a loyal and extremely active former member of the Lions Club of Plymouth passed away after an extended fight against cancer. At his funeral on 18th January 2019 the retiring collection was graciously donated by Barry’s wife Debbie and Daughter Amy to the Lions Club of Plymouth, who agreed to pass these funds to the Chestnut Appeal at Derriford Hospital. Barry, in addition to being a Lion, was employed by City Bus for many years and as a gesture of goodwill City Bus provided the backdrop of a bus at the presentation of a cheque to the value of £400.00 to David Squires of the Chestnut Appeal on Sunday 7th April, in the Park and Ride Facility Outlands Road. Barry’s wife Debbie and Daughter Amy accompanied by Vice President Lion George Poad and other members of the Club were there to remember Barry. Lion Barry was a member of the Lions Club of Plymouth from 1999 for nearly 15 years. In that time he threw himself and his family into Lionism always doing everything by the book and making a huge contribution to the Club. In 2014 he transferred to Saltash Lions and then, with decreasing health, to Tamar Lions. Barry had a big heart and will always be remembered as an outstanding Lion. 

Lions Club of Plymouth SWIMATHON 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped at this year Swimarathon at Saltash Leisure Centre


The Presentation of Trophies and Awards for the Lions Club of Plymouth’s 47th Annual Dartmoor Walk 2018 and Lions Christmas Collection 2018,

was held in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour on Friday 15th February 2019.

The total monies raised by the Dartmoor Walk teams for local charities amounted to;    £2,363.00


Following the Dartmoor Walk presentation, a cheque was also presented by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Sam Davey to;

Matron Anita Dykes of the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund from monies raised by the Lions Club of Plymouth Christmas Collection at numerous Super stores over the Christmas period 2018, to the value of £2,000.00.

This money will be used to help with the provision of a room with a kitchen area and a dedicated eating space as well as a soft seating area to create a recreational room for parents to unwind and support each other whilst still being close to their children, in association with other relaxation and recuperation facilities.

The presentations were followed by tea and biscuits, and general discussion where all present were reminded of the date for this year’s Lions Club of Plymouth Dartmoor Walk which will be held on Sunday 7th July 2018 over a distance of 10 miles starting and finishing at Lee Moor Village Hall. For more detail please make contact with Lion David Turvey on 01752 772 536 or

Lions and ladies attended Keyham Barton Primary School today to present cheques for £1400

Towards a sensory room for the pupils to use. £1000 from the Lions and £400 from the Ladies


Lion Jeff received a limited edition silver centennial pin (part of the LCI Centennial membership awards program) from his sponsor Lion Colin at January meeting.

Lion Norma was our traveling Lion visiting the Lions of Alfaz Del Pi in Spain . She exchanged our club bannerette with Lion Peter and on her return presented 1st Vice President Lion George with their bannerette


Lion Alan Clifford receives his ten year Chevron form Lion Ted Clarke. Lion Ted was President in 2008 when Lion Alan was inducted into the Lions Club of Plymouth

We pop along to Shekinah Mission tonight and surprise Hilary with her Plaque for outstanding community service. She was busy preparing pasta bake for tonight soup run but delighted to receive the plaque from Lion President Graham. 

Alan and Maureen Stockdale of Plymouth and District Special Olympics receiving their Centennial Certificate of Appreciation from Lion President Graham Hyde.

These were awarded by LCI MD105 in recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community and signed by our Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Lion Phil presents Mark of Friends of Devonport Park his Centennial Certificate of Appreciation

Lion President Graham presents Irene Wills BEM of Pisces Swimming Club her Centennial Certificate of Appreciation alongside Zone Chairman Lion Ian


Plymouth Lions assisted SOPD at the Regional bowls championship at Plymouth Lifecentre.

Lion Jim learning the art of measuring from the jack to the bowl





Lion President Graham  and Melvin the Lion visit Fynn and his family 

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Special Olympics Plymouth and District 
IPP/ZC Lion Ian presents an cheque for a new table tennis table and donation of £300 to members of the group in the YMCA on behalf of the Lions Club of Plymouth




















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