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SILENT AUCTION A GREAT SUCCESS

A grand total of £1,350 was raised which we will split 50/50 between our two chosen charities:   Cornwall Blood Bikes and Young Carers.  Lions  guests were certainly very generous and we should thank them for coming and supporting us. Everyone enjoyed a great evening of bidding which  was superbly complimented by a fantastic Supper of Cassie Flanaghan’s Hog Roast and super Desserts made by our Ladies
 
The Lions Club of St. Austell’s 49th Presidential Handover
 
 
The 49th Presidential Handover evening took place at the Chinese Wok Restaurant, Tywardreath Highway, where Lion President Roger Dovey took over from Immediate Past President Bill Roberts.   
In photo, left to right: Wendy Roberts, Immediate Past President Bill Roberts, Lion President Roger Dovey and Sue Dovey.

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DUCK RACES

2017 season now complete. The weather was not exactly in our favour, but neverless the sum of £1550 was raised for our charity fund. Thanks are due to everyone who helped and the site owners and Meva Harbour Commissioners who allowed us to sell tickets. A big thank you to the punters who braved weather more suitable for the ducks themselves.

 

 

 

2 Social events to create team spirit for our work in the community

TEA PARTY chez Martyn and Fiona on Sunday 6th August above

BBQ in the Cowshed at Hunter's Moon

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TWINNING MAY 2017 

Our 31st  Annual Twinning with Pornichet Lions in Southern Brittany took place here in St Austell. A very busy weekend, including a trip to the Maritime Museum in Falmouth,  Dinner at the Kingswood Restaurant, visit to the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, Safari round the houses supper, a visit to Lanhydrock, culminated in a Grand BBQ, at which some games of target bowls raised E250 for the Pornichet Charity Funds. Click here for a selection of pictures of the weekend activities

 

 

At the Atlantic Hotel Newquay on Saturday 25th March our Lions Club celebrated the 48th Anniversary of the Charter of our club.

President Bill Roberts was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest award in Lionism.  

 Presentation of £2000 to Cornwall County Scouts

The Lions Club of St. Austell have presented Cornwall County Scouts with a cheque for £2000, money raised by the holding of a special Duck Race held in memory of Lion Robbie Bhonsle's wife Dorothy who sadly passed away last year. She had a lifelong interest in the Cub Scout movement and held the position of County Commissioner for many years.

The cheque was accepted by a Trustee of Cornwall Scout Council, Brian Sheen, who gave the Club a witty and most interesting talk on his many exploits, leading expeditions all around the world, with many reminiscences involving the Scout and Cub movement.

The Lions would like to thank the many members of the public, who by buying Duck Race tickets, enabled the Club to raise such a large amount.

In photo, left to right:  Past District Governor Lion Robbie Bhonsle, St. Austell President Bill Roberts and Trustee of Cornwall Scout Council Brian Sheen

Dorothy's Duck Race September 9th

Left to Right  -  Lion Eric Scorse, Lions Club of St. Austell President Bill Roberts, Lion Guy Wardle, Brett Camborne-Paynter, Lion Martyn Robinson, Lion Bob Moore, Lion Robbie Bhonsle, Lion Barry Merrifield, Pat Pettit, Lion John Howe, Lion Stephen Nott, Lion Alan Moore and Lion Jim Jiwa

DOROTHY'S DUCK RACE recently held by the Lions' Club of St Austell raised over £2000 for Cornwall Cub Scouts and Lions' charities. Lion Robbie Bhonsle presented cheques for £500 and £250 respectively to the winner, Brett Camborne-Paynter and second placed Pat Pettit at the Britannia Inn. The third prize was won by Suzanne Waide-Bull.

The event raised over £2000 for Cornwall Cub Scouts and Lions' charities. Lion Robbie Bhonsle presented cheques for £500 and £250 respectively to the winner, Brett Camborne-Paynter and second placed Pat Pettit at the Britannia Inn. The third prize was won by Suzanne Waide-Bull.

This race was a special event held in memory of Lion Robbie's wife Dorothy who sadly passed away last year. She had a lifelong interest in the Cub Scout movement and held the position of County Commissioner for many years.
The Lions' Club of St Austell would like to thank the many members of the public, who by buying tickets made this such a successful event.

 

Our new President for 2016/17 Bill Roberts is congratulated by retiring president Guy Wardle watched by wives Wendy and Margaret

 

St Austell Lions News and Events

  • Meetings. We meet every 2nd (social) and 4th (business) Wednesday at the Britannia Inn, Tregrehan, at 7 for 7.30 pm. 

 

  • £1500 Donations to Local Charities Sea Cadets, Headway, and Penhaligon's Friends

Click here for pictures and details

 

  • Next major fund raising event is our Giant Easter Egg raffle. Mid February until Easter in number of local pubs

 

  • Duck Races every Friday from mid July - early September on the White River just below London Apprentice.

 

  • Twinning. We have been twinned with Pornichet Lions in Brittany for more than 25 years. Their Annual Visit will be 12-15th  May 2017 when a group of French members and wives will visit St Austell

 

  • On-going activities include Used stamp Collection, Used Spectacle Collection, Message in Bottle distribution,& Medic Alert bracelets

 

  • Diabetes Awareness at Royal Cornwall Show 9,10 -11th June

 

  • Christmas Sleigh 2016 dates. Weekdays from early December for 3 weeks doing door to door collections.

 

  • Frequent Store collections .

 

  • Many Social Events including walks, visits to places of interest (including pubs) and restaurant meals.

 

  • Trail cleaning of section of Cycle and walking paths

 

  • 2017 is Lions Centennial

Lions Clubs International has become the world's largest service club organization through 100 years of service.

Lions Club of St. Austell Easter Egg Draw raises £816 for Charity

The Lions Club of St. Austell would like to thank the following pubs, clubs and staff for their kind help in running the Club’s Easter Egg Draw:  The Harbourside Inn, Charlestown – Simon, the Polgooth Inn – Alex, the Ship Inn at Pentewan – Kim and Andy, the Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown – Lucy, the Western Inn – Rob, the Holmbush Inn – Barry, the Carlyon Arms – Glynn, the Seven Stars – Sara, Tregonissey Club – Heather and Pentewan Sands Club – Laura-Jayne.
The total raised for Lions Charities was £816 and the Club would also like to thank the lucky winners of the 10 large Easter Eggs and the many other members of the public who bought tickets!

The Lions Club of St. Austell raised a total of £4550 for good local causes from their Christmas Sleigh, and collections at the town’s Asda, Aldi and Tesco stores, and also at local Pubs and Clubs.

 

The winning ticket, No. 612, for the Christmas Hamper Draw at the Stores was Mr. Dunn of Charlestown.

Photo shows, left to right: Stuart Bourn - Tesco Store Manager, who drew out the winning ticket and St. Austell Lions Immediate Past President Geoff Kaye.

The Club would like to give many thanks to Lions Club members, wives, friends and helpers, including local Sea Scouts, Scouts, Round Table and River Valley Garage, the three stores, pubs, and of course most of all, the many members of the public who generously gave donations.

The Lions Ladies collecting with the Christmas Sleigh.

St. Austell Lions President Guy Wardle said: “Each year and particularly at Christmas, the people of St Austell are most generous in the support that they give to the Lions. I should like to express our gratitude to them. The joy that Santa's Sleigh brings to families, even on a foul night is wonderful to witness".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Silent Auction 2015 held at St Austell Cricket Club on Saturday October 3rd, was again a resounding success, attracting over 70 eager bidders.  A total of £1,177 was raised for Headway, the brain injury association, and Penhaligon’s Friends, helping bereaved children and young people in Cornwall.

St. Austell Town Mayor, Councillor Brian Palmer, officially declared the start of bidding, and during the evening the bidders enjoyed a delicious Paella by Peter Quinn Event Caterer, followed by scrumptious desserts made by the Lion’s Ladies.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, and  those who attended the auction, the evening turned out to be another ‘roaring’ success for the Lions Club of St. Austell. Pictured below left to right:  Naomi Kennedy, Penhaligon’s Friends, Silent Auction Organiser Lion Geoff Kaye, Lions Club of St. Austell President Guy Wardle and Frances Colliver, Headway.

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DONATION TO SCOUT GROUP

The Lions Club of St. Austell showed their appreciation for the help given to the club at their first Lions Charity Duck Race of the summer season by members of local Scout Groups, by presenting a cheque for £300.
In photo, left to right, back row: Peter Volkner - Groups Scout Leader, Mandy Hammond - Cub Leader, Alister Hiscock - Cub Leader, Lions Club of St. Austell President Guy Wardle, Jen Burnett - Guide Leader and Trish Singleton - Cub Leader. The children are from 1st St Stephen Scout Group, Treviscoe Rainbows and Brownies and Treviscoe/St Stephen Guides and Rangers.
 
The Scout Group are in the process of raising funds to build a new hut, and have raised the money to pay for the plans to be drawn up and the planning permission secured. The next stage is gaining the interest and support of local businesses and groups who may wish to use a community building in the heart of the clay area. The Scouts will be offering a range of facilities to people who wish to come to a quiet location for their meetings and get-togethers.  If anyone is interested please email  mandyhiscock2010@hotmail.co.uk, and  please follow us on facebook and twitter.

Presidential Handover

The Lions Club of St. Austell’s 47th Presidential Handover

The 47th Presidential Handover took place at ‘Austells’ Restaurant, Carlyon Bay, where Lion President Guy Wardle took over from Immediate Past President Geoff Kaye. New President Guy said ‘For my second term as President, being now retired will enable me to devote myself fully to the role and the activities of the Club’.

In photo, left to right: Norma Kaye, Immediate Past President Geoff Kaye, Lion President Guy Wardle and Margaret Wardle.

The Lions Club of St Austell had its Charter in 1968 and has as its motto "We Serve". Members give their time freely to help the local community and support projects that cover the globe. Throughout the world there are over 1.3 million members.
Fundraising includes "Duck Races" near London Apprentice every Friday evening at 7pm throughout the summer until 4th September. More information can be found on our web site: www.staustelllions.co.uk or by contacting Lion President Guy on (01726) 338121

Many thanks

 

Donation of £1000 to Cornwall Bloodbikes

After an informative and entertaining talk by Mark Holroyd of Cornwall Bloodbikes at a recent Lions Club of St. Austell meeting, the Club decided to donate £1000 to this good cause. They are a group of self-funding volunteers operating as a registered charity to provide a free ‘out of hours’ delivery service to the NHS throughout Cornwall

A BIG THANK YOU

To the people of St Austell for their generous response to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The total was a staggering £2,650. 

The following items have already been airfreighted to Nepal :

56 cartons each containing 16,000 tablets capable of purifying 9 million litres of water

 280 Lifesaver water filtration units capable of treating 4.2 million litres of contaminated water.

If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here

 

To complete a very busy month for the club we had our 30th Annual Twinning here in St Austell with Pornichet Lions Club in Brittany. More on our twinning page.

See our Club Projects page for more Lions Activities.

Click here for pictures and report of our Boxing Evening on May 23rd at Polkyth Recreation Centre

Last week 3 of our members cleaned part of a leisure trail as part of our service to the community. See here for project details

Also last week we presented a cheque for £2,000 to the Sensory Trust, a  registered charity based in St Austell, which make places accessible, attractive and meaningful for everyone, regardless of age, disability or background.

Pictured, left to right:  Front Row: Lion Jim Jiwa, Victoria Hutchinson (Sensory Trust Development Manager), Lions Club of St. Austell President Geoff Kaye, Lynsey Robinson (Sensory Trust Inclusive Designer), Norma Kaye and Lion Geoff Oswald.  Back Row: Sue Dovey, Jean Oswald, Claire Francis (Sensory Trust), Lion Bob Moore, and Lion Tom Hotton.

Lions Club of St. Austell Easter Egg Draw raises £730 for Charity

We would like to thank the following pubs and staff for their kind help in running the Club’s Easter Egg Draw: The Britannia Inn – Phil, the Polgooth Inn – Alex, the Ship Inn at Pentewan – Kim and Andy, the Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown – Lucy, the Harbourside, Charlestown – Simon, the Western Inn – Rob, the Holmbush Inn – Barry, the Carlyon Arms – Glynn, Tregonissey Club – Heather, and the Seven Stars – Sara.
The total raised for the Sensory Trust and other local good causes was £730 and the Club would also like to thank the lucky winners of the 10 large Easter Eggs and the many other members of the public who bought tickets!
Many thanks


Our 46th Anniversary Charter Night at the Cliff Head hotel on Saturday Night March 21st

 The celebration was attended by over 90 people which included Lions and friends, and danced until late to the resident Hotel Disco “Wazza’s”

A Raffle and other Fund Raising during the evening raised a total of £328.00 for the Sensory Trust and other local Causes.

Lions at your service

Lion President Geoff Kaye, his wife Norma, Mayor of St Austell Derek Collins, District Governor 105SW Alan Good with his wife Sandra


Lions Club President Geoff Kaye presented the Lions Swimathon Junior Cup for largest number of Sponsors, to Mount Charles Primary School. Pictured with Lion President Geoff are Dave Behennah, Teacher in charge of Swimming, Rachel Nile, Teacher, and 3 members of the winning team.


We also presented a cheque for £500 to the Sea Cadets of St. Austell, and Lions President Geoff Kaye warmly thanked them for their help in manning the Club’s Christmas Sleigh last December.

Pictured left to right, at Back: PO Hocking (Staff), OC Dalton, Cdt Childs, Cdt Isted, LC Winnett, CPO Greet (Staff), Lions Club of St. Austell President Geoff Kaye, Mr. Karl Stephen (Chairman), LC Truscott, Cdt Winnett, NEC Halliday-Miranda, Lt. Walker (Staff), PO Hoyles (Staff)

Front Row: NEC Byrne, JC Adams, Cdt Trembath, JC Wilton

 

 

Our January activity was Bullseye Quiz Evening at Porthpean Golf Club. Everyone enjoyed themselves . Competition was won by " Ropehaven Rockets" , the final containing some exceptional arrows! Thanks to all who took part in the quiz and the raffle which raised £185 for the Sensory Trust , to Mike and Ann Tregaskes from Roche Lions for their splendid running of the event and to Gary Tucker from the Golf Club for allowing us to host the event !

 Bingo Night on February 27th raised £180 for the same good cause

Our Lions Club were out every night of December until Christmas Day with our Xmas Float and store and pub collections, and hundreds of children were able to see and talk to our Santa on the sleigh.   We raised a total of over £4800 from the collections at the town’s Asda, Coop and Tesco stores, and also at local Pubs - all for our charitable donations in the coming months.

The winner of the Hamper in the free raffle draw was Alison Battleday with ticket number 856.

The Club would like to give many thanks to Lions Club members, wives, friends and helpers, the three supermarkets, pubs, and of course most of all, the many members of the public who generously gave donations. Lion President Geoff said “It never to ceases to amaze me in these continuing difficult times the wonderful generosity of the public in supporting the Lions both at Christmas and throughout the Year”

For pictures click here

The Victorian Afternoon Tea at Cuddra Village Hall on Thursday November 13th between 2.00 and 4.30 pm raised £400 for the Sensory Trust... and other local charitable causes. For pictures of this new and very successful event visit the link to Victorian afternoon tea or click here

We made a Splash with the Lions!
 The annual Swimathon at Polkyth took place on Saturday 8th November starting at 11.30am. More details of money raised to follow.

 

Photo: Roger Dovey

In foreground, a new team from Pondhu Primary School, which were the first team to swim, and behind, left: Mayor of St. Austell Derek Collins, centre: Adam Vine from Pondhu Primary School and right: Lions Club of St. Austell President Geoff Kaye

LIONS CLUB of ST. AUSTELL CHARITY DUCK RACE SEASON SUCCESS
The Lions Club of St Austell annual Duck Race season started on 11th July.  Races were held every Friday evening until September 5th.  A grand total of £3700 was raised for local charities and the Club would like to thank not just the Club members and partners who helped selling tickets, and at the actual races, but also the many members of the public for buying tickets!  Many thanks also to the many camp site owners who allowed us to sell our tickets before each race.

Photo: Roger Dovey

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Donation to CRUSE

Following The Highly Successful Annual Plant Sale held in May by Lion Geoff Oswald and his Wife Jean, The Lions Club of St. Austell President Geoff Kaye presented a Cheque for £800 to Penny Spencer, Chair of Organisation CRUSE Bereavement Care ,Cornwall. 

 

Cruse Bereavement Care based at the Penrice Community Hospital in St .Austell is there to support people  after the death of someone close. Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers.

Help for Girl Guides unique project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The picture, by Roger Dovey, shows Lion President Geoff Kaye (right) presenting the cheque to Cheryl Smith (centre) and Tom Powlesland (left), Group Leader              

For 35 years Girl Guiding Cornwall has been running a week long service camp - the only camp of its kind in the UK - giving disadvantaged children recommended by Cornwall Social Care the chance to have a much needed holiday. At the camp each child has an older 'buddy' on a one to one basis. These buddies are volunteers usually working towards a service project in Guiding or Scouting or a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and they act as mentors, companions and positive role models for the children. This year 24 children aged 7-11 and 24 buddies aged 15-21 attended the camp.

Last year the Lions made a donation of £300 to enable two tents to be replaced. This year a larger number of children than usual was recommended and rather than disappoint any of them all were taken to the camp. This resulted in a deficit in the budget allocated and following a request from Cheryl Smith, the Camp Coordinator, the Lions were pleased to donate a further £200 to cover the deficit.

 

 St. Austell Lions Donate £1000 to Action for Children – Kernow Young Carers

 Yet again the Lions Club of St Austell entered a team in the Bodmin Lions Ten Tors Walk. This year, as in the past, sponsorship monies were raised, mostly by John Fitzgerald,  to support Action for Children – Kernow Young Carers who provide assistance to over 500 young people in Cornwall. From as young as 4 up to 18 years of age, these youngsters care for their siblings or parents. 

 

In photo  is Lion President Geoff Kaye presenting a cheque for £1000 to Family Support Practitioners Dawn Maddern and Liz Digweed.  Last years donation enabled 35 young people to go, many for the first time, to a pantomime at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and it is hoped that a similar trip can be arranged this year.

 Photo: Norma Kaye 

 

 

DUCK RACES 2014

Every Friday evening at 7 pm on the St Austell River until Sept 5th. Race is over 5 furlongs, and lasts 20 to 35 minutes according to the river level and weather.Cash prizes for winning ducks. Photos courtesy of Lion Tim Lean & Charlotte.

£500 donation to CHICKS
 
Lions Club of St. Austell members and partners enjoyed a warm welcome and a very informative visit to the CHICKS charity at Tywardreath. CHICKS is a national children’s charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children aged between 8 and 15 from across the UK.  Last year alone they helped almost 100 children from across Cornwall, including 11 from St Austell.
As one of The Lions Club of St Austell's chosen charities, President Martyn Robinson is pictured presenting a cheque for £500 to Mick Ryan, local Community Fund Raiser for CHICKS, together with other Lions and children. For more details of the CHICKS organization, please visit www.chicks.org.uk

 

 

The Lions Club of St. Austell’s 46th Presidential Handover

The 46th Presidential  Handover  took place at St. Austell Golf Club, where Lion President  Geoff Kaye took over from Immediate Past President  Martyn Robinson. Geoff, from Leeds, Yorkshire, originally re-located to Cornwall with his Company J.I. Case as a key worker in 1981, where he met his wife Norma . When Case closed the Redruth Factory in 1990, Geoff and Norma moved firstly to France with the Company for 10 years, followed by 7 years in Turin Italy and finally 2 years in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. In 2009 Geoff, who was a Director of Global Supply Chain, and Norma retired, after 42 Years with Case and CNH Companies and returned to Cornwall to be near their family, who had stayed in Cornwall all the time Geoff and Norma were living abroad.

 Norma Kaye, Lion President Geoff Kaye, Immediate Past President  Martyn Robinson and Fiona Robinson.

The Lions Club of St Austell had its Charter in 1968 and has as its motto "We Serve".  Members give their time freely to help the local community and support projects that cover the globe. Throughout the world there are over 1.3 million members. Fundraising includes "Duck Races" near London Apprentice every Friday evening at 7pm throughout the summer until 5th September.

 

ROYAL CORNWALL JUNE 2014

The 18 clubs in Cornwall combined for the Annual Diabetes Awareness Project for the 3 days.  1454 persons were checked of which 112 were referred to their GP's for further tests, and the displays helped to raise public awareness of the condition. Grateful thanks to the local nurses, Lloyds pharmacy and FAC financial services for their help.

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TWINNING 2014

Annual Twinning with Pornichet Lions took place in early May and they treated us to a Baronial Evening in Fancy Dress

Both Club Presidents in Medieval costume for the Saturday evening Banquet in Baronial style with dancing. On Sunday afternoon games were played to raise money for our joint charity, followed by traditional dances performed by Pornichet wives in costumes which they made themselves, Speeches, Galettes and Crepes finished off an enjoyable day.

PLANT SALE

This event was held over the weekend of 10/11 May at the home of Lion Geoff Oswald and, despite rain and gales, raised £1851, one third of which goes to our Lions Club and the rest shared between Restormel Concert Band, our local community wind band, and the St Austell Soroptimist Club who are raising money this year for the Merlin Centre. Thanks to all who supported this venture.

 

 

 Lions Club of St. Austell make further Donations to Local Charities

In December the we donated to the St Austell Foodbank and to STAK to help them meet the additional need over the Christmas period. There has been an increasing demand for the services provided by these charities, so the Lions decided to make further donations bringing the totals to £1000 to the Food Bank and £500 to STAK. The photo shows Lion Vice President Geoff Kaye presenting the cheques to Kim Mathews from STAK and Steve Williamson from St Austell Foodbank. 
 
£1000 donations to each of 3 main charities sponsored this Presidential Year
 
The Lions Club has made donations of £1000 each to the Club’s three main charities chosen this Presidential Year: Cornwall Hospice Care, the Cornwall Blind Association and the R.N.L.I. Lions Club of St Austell President Martyn Robinson is pictured presenting the cheques to Vic Coop from the Cornwall Blind Association, Clare Bray from Cornwall Hospice Care and Richard Denham the Chairman of the St. Austell Branch of the R.N.L.I.
 
 
Christmas activities 2013

 

The Lions Club of St. Austell Annual Christmas Sleigh, with Father Christmas on board, celebrated 4 decades of service visiting the children of St. Austell and area. It has progressed over the years from a simple trailer, an old taxi, and now a purpose built float mounted on a dedicated pick-up truck.This year the Lions Club tried to cover a greater area of St. Austell, with an earlier start at 4.30pm, in an effort to be able to be seen by more children. Unfortunately it is impossible in 16 nights to visit every house in our ever expanding town and surrounding area.

Sleigh collections totalled over £3,000. Donations have already been made to the Food Bank and STAK.

 STORE COLLECTIONS  

A total of over £1700 was raised during the Christmas Collections at the town’s Asda, Coop and Tesco stores.

Charities supported by the Club this year are the R.N.L.I., the Cornwall Sight Centre, Cornwall Hospice Care, The Food Bank and S.T.A.K. The winner of the Hamper in the free raffle draw was Lisa Banks with ticket number 0296 and Tesco Manager, James Sanders, is pictured below making the Raffle draw.
St. Austell Lions Club would like to give many thanks to all three supporting stores, and, of course, the many members of the public who generously gave donations.
 
Photo: Left to Right:  Lion Bill Roberts, Lion Alan Moore, Father Christmas and Tesco Manager James Sanders

 

PUB COLLECTION

£450 was collected in one evening. Many thanks to the pubs for allowing us to collect and their customers for their generosity.          

 

 

SWIMATHON 2013

The annual Swimathon on Saturday 9th November was started by the Mayor Mr Steve Double . Thanks go to the staff of Polkyth Leisure Centre for their help with Life Saving and Setup, Volunteers from the Red Cross and St John Ambulance who provided First Aid Cover, and to everyone who helped to make this event successful.
 
31 teams entered the event, that was organised and administrated by Lion Geoff Kaye.  The teams raised sponsorship per lap for their own causes of approximately £2500.
 
St Austell Swimming Club completed the most laps, 105, and will receive the Darren Eastmond Shield and in doing so  beat their rivals St. Austell Polo club and Polzeath Surf Life Savers who completed 99 and 87 laps respectively, with Penrice Academy producing a creditable 91 laps.
 
Trophies for the Junior and Senior schools who raised the most sponsorship will be presented once the final totals have been confirmed.
 
We look forward to any local group who wish to raise money for good causes to contact us via our web site http://www.staustelllionsclub.co.uk/ or on our Facebook Page for more information if they wish to take part next year.  

Our Newest Member  

Tom Hotton, a G.P in Mevagissey, became the newest member of the club recently. He is looking forward to sharing in our twice monthly meetings at the Britannia Inn and participating in all our social and fund-raising events throughout the year. We now have 29 members.

If, like Tom, you are interested in helping your community and living up to the Lions Motto 'We Serve', please contact one of the officers on the menu to the left of this column. A video of Lions at work can be watched near the bottom of this page or click here

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St Austell Lions Club was chartered in 1969 and has 29 members. As you will see, we serve the community by our service and fund-raising activities, as well as a range of social acitivities within the club.

 Current Members: Lions Bryan Arthur,  PDG Robbie Bhonsle,  Mike Clemo, Mike Collins, Norman Cross, Roger Dovey,   John Goodenough, David Honey, Tom Hotton, John Howe, Jim Jiwa, Geoff Kaye,  Barry Merrifield, Alan Moore, Bob Moore, Geoff Oswald, Ray Payne, Tony Pickup, Bill Roberts, Martyn Robinson,  Eric Scorse, Barry Smeath, Philip Snell,  Guy Wardle,  

100% of the proceeds from public events are returned to the community through our projects and donations.

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