United Nations Day  

Recently members of Worcester Lions Club joined abound 150 members of other Lions Clubs around England at the Palace of Westminster to celebrate the organisations historic link with the United Nations. The event as in previous years was organised by a member of the London Westminster Lions Club. The club is made up people that work within the House's of Parliament which include's some serving PM's. This year the Lions organisations international president Joe Preston was in the country at the time and was able to attend the event. Many members of other Lions Clubs, both in this country and around the world will also be celebrated this link between now and United Nations Day which this year is Saturday 24th October.

In 1945 when the United Nations was founded. The Lions International organisation was held in such esteem that they were invited to assist with the drafting of the United Nations Charter, a significant honour for a non-governmental organisation. Since then, on an international level, Lions have continued their relationship with the United Nations - particularly in the areas of worldwide health initiatives and humanitarian aid to large scale disasters. 

Lions International or The International Association of Lions Clubs was formed in 1917 in Chicago. It now has nearly 1.4 million members in more than 206 countries world wide, making it the largest organisation offering service to its local community.

Lion President Gordon with Pudsey

Worcester Lions  Club Summer  Community Grant Scheme

This initiative started in 2013, supported by the Worcester News, is continuing with a summer allocation to local Community Groups.

Worcester Lions Club has £1500 to share out and is now inviting applications from interested groups.

Community groups could benefit by up to £300 each.

To apply for a grant, write to Worcester Lions Club Grant Scheme, Roni Skye, Worcester News, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JX.

Applicants must include the full name of the organisation, a contact name and telephone number, how much money is being applied for and a clear  explanation of how the money will be used.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 7th June 2014.

100 Club Winners 2013-2014

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.


 1ST DRAW (£)

 2ND DRAW (£)

 MAY 2013



 JUNE 2013






 AUGUST 2013





















 MARCH 2014


 ALAN MANN  (10)

 APRIL 2014




Activity Day




Worcester make Mother Club Visit


A recent visit was made by Worcester Lions Club to its mother club Hereford Lions.

It was in 1969 that Hereford Lions Club supported the start of Worcester  Lions Club. With both clubs now in different Districts meetings between the Clubs had not taken place for many years.

At the suggestion of a visit by  Worcester Lions the response by Hereford  was very welcoming. 




Worcester Lion President Angie Wytcherley with Hereford Lion President John Edmunds



Hereford Lion Simon Swancott talks to Worcester’s newest Lion, Linda Mellonie

Eleven Worcester Lions set off to attend a Hereford Meeting – finding out about fundraising, good causes and hearing about running a holiday home – and even being invited to partake in pre-season preparing of the holiday home at Burnham-on-Sea.

The evening was complete,  with Hereford Lions providing an excellent buffet supper,  and members from respective clubs discussed their respective clubs in a relaxed atmosphere.




Lion President Angie handing over a cheque for the Alzheimer Society






Lions Coffee, Cakes and More....





Lions deliver Bear to Hospital

Worcester Lions donated Benny the Bear, an anatomical teddy bear , to Community Children’s Nursing and Palliative Care Team. Sian Jackson (Community Play Specialist) received the bear at the Worcester Royal Hospital from Worcester Lion members Joy Haffner and Dennis Chamberlain.

Benny the Bear is not a normal teddy bear but one which allows staff to explain to children about human anatomy and to explain medical procedures. For instance, taking blood and giving drugs via the hidden IV line. Benny has a special bag for putting coloured water in to look like blood. Taking temperatures, giving injections, removing tonsils, passing a tube down the nose and many more medical matters can be illustrated.

Sian Jackson said ‘ Benny will be a valuable tool in the specialist play kit for children. Not only will children receiving medical care be helped but also their siblings – sometimes siblings can be forgotten and can be scared about what may happen to their brother or sister, so I will be able to use Benny to demonstrate to them also’.

Of course, Lion Joy was interested and thought she was performing on operation on Benny the Bear as the picture shows.


Winner of the Free Prize Draw was a resident from Kempsey


Worcester Lions say welcome and farewell

At the first October meeting Worcester Lions welcomed Zone Chairman Lion Heather Jeavons to the club.  Lion President Angie Wytcherley invited Zone Chairman Heather, together with sponsor Lion Dennis Chamberlain, to induct Linda Mellonie.  The induction ceremony was carried out in such an impressive manner that Lion Linda should always remember this occasion.

Lion Ray Sheldon announced that this really will be his last meeting.  He was presented with a David Birtwhistle picture 'A Winter Scene' by Lion Angie.  Ray thanked the cub on behalf of himself and Christine, and said they would welcome members to visit them at their Lake District home and his new Lions Club in Keswick.  Ray had transferred to Worcester Lions in 2001 and was President in 2004/5.

Lion Linda was one of six Worcester Lions the following week manning the Word Sight Day stand at the local Asda store.  A collection was made for Sight Concern Worcestershire, as well as making members of the public aware of the importance of getting their sight checked.



 Sponsoring Lion Dennis, Linda, Zone Chairman Heather & Lion President Angie

Linda and Zone Chairman Heather


 Lion Dennis & Lion Linda


Lion Dennis, New Member, Lion Linda & Zone Chairman Heather

Lion Ray with his leaving gift as he heads North to Keswick

Lion President & Lion Ray



100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.


 JEAN C (£20)    TREVOR L-A (£10)


Worcester take the Zone Cup



100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.


 SUE C (£20)

 ALBERT B (£10)


Tea, Coffee and Cakes with Worcester Lions at the Guildhall



100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.

 AUGUST 2012

 TREVOR L-A (£20)  WILLIAM L (£10)


Water and Fire at Worcester Lions


After a Worcester Lions in the Community Day on Sunday August Bank Holiday, supported by Malvern Lions, it was off on a Lions Social Event on the Monday. A trip on the River Seven with buffet and at the end Fireworks celebrating the end of Worcester Festival was enjoyed by all on board - even with the rain! Numerous Lions Clubs supported the event with members from  Kidderminster, Kingswinford and Stourbridge, Malvern Hills, Marston Green, Sheldon, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Birmingham China Town and Wolverhampton on board.

With two events undertaken at the Bank Holiday, Worcester Lions were out a week later supporting the Joanna Brown Trust Firewalk at Top Barn Activity Centre. Having a bottle stall, tombola and selling books Worcester Lions helped take away some of  the concern of walking on fire. 


A good time was had by all.



100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.

 JULY 2012 (HANDOVER)  IAN H (£100)

JOY H (£25)


100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.

 JUNE 2012  JANE H (£20)

 MARIE M-G (£10)


100 CLUB WINNERS 2012-2013

Note:  The 100 Club draws has 12 monthly draws that start in May and end in April of the following year.

 MAY 2012

RAY S (£20)




Easter Eggs




We entertained hundreds of children on the last Sunday of the Easter Holidays at the local countryside centre by putting on our third Children’s Activity Day; this time to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Despite a cold wind children enjoyed a static climbing wall, face painting, bead craft, biscuit decorating, bat-a-rat, beat-the-goalie, little lion tombola, balloon art and a book stall. We see this event as not only a fundraiser but also as an event for local families to enjoy the outdoors and have fun.



A few days after the event, Lion President Janet Long and organizer Margrit Oestreicher met with Acorns District Fundraiser Carole Crowe at the Worcester hospice to learn a little more of its work with older children and to present a cheque for the money raised.


Santa Sleigh

During his rounds of Worcester streets during the first three weeks of December, Santa was enthusiastically welcomed by children everywhere. His helpers collected over £5300 for local good causes, a wonderful testimony to Worcester citizens' generosity in tough economic times. Many thanks to all who supported."


Childrens Activity Afternoon







The Bra Chain event that nearly made the World Record

It was 4.00 pm. when it became obvious that the attempt to beat the World Record for the longest chain of bras, all linked together, was going to fail.


Volunteers had started to arrive on site at the Worcester Horse Race circuit since 6.00 am. and by late afternoon, some 130,000 bras had been laid out around the 1.2 mile race track.  Although it was estimated that there were just about enough bras left to beat the Australian record of almost 167,000, a decision was made to call it a day and rethink how to speed up and lay out the one continuous line of bras required by the Guinness World Record regulations.

A number of problems arose that slowed down the operation of laying out the bras. 

Some related to the previous storage of 'builders rubble bags' that were used to hold some 750 or 1000 already linked bras. 

Another related to the hooks, (you know, those that us men find so troublesome).  When one bra is hooked into another bra, not all the hooks were used and the free ones snagged on other items making the laying out a slow process.

Having now had, what could be called, a practice run, a second attempt will be made, once an agreement with the Guinness World Record controlling body has been reached. 

When this has been agreed, the date will be published through the auspices of Simon Moss, but in the mean time, please keep collecting the bras so we can 'SMASH' the Aussies record by an astounding margin.

Through us Lions, it has been estimated that we collected around 8,000-10,000 bras.  A really fantastic amount and a tribute to how our organisation can respond to worthy causes.

On the day, there were well over 40 Lions representing about 15 clubs from 105M who volunteered their time to help out.  Brilliant.  More than any of the other charitable organisations that were there on the day. 


Phil Lawrence - Redditch Lions Club










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