Bolton Lions Hospital Radio

In 1977 Bolton Lions were asked if they would give two radio broadcasts a week for the patients of the Bolton Royal Infirmary and Townleys hospital. At this time broadcasts were given on Thursday evenings and on Sunday Mornings.

Since 1977 many changes have taken place with the Bolton Royal Infirmary long having closed, and we now broadcast at one site now called The Royal Bolton Hospital. The initial two radio broadcasts have been expanded to six daily broadcasts of three hours each, we even broadcast on Christmas Day!

When not broadcasting live, a computer generated programme then broadcasts music for the remainder of the day, every day, using the vast library of music accumulated over 35 years, which currently stands at over 30,000 pieces of music.

Every Friday, members go round the wards collecting music requests from patients, and these are sometimes broadcast later that evening but always on Sunday morning for the patients, catering for all types of music.


Renaming Ceremony

On the 9th September 2014  a ceremony took place renaming Bolton Lions Hospital Radio Studio to the Jim Wells Suite in memory of Jim who sadly passed away in January 2014. He had been a member of Bolton Lions for nearly 30 years and his great love and involvement was with Hospital Radio in which participated for 25 years, managing it for most of those years. More details of the ceremony will follow.

Lions & friends including DG Barry Collins and wife Lion Erica

Lions & friends with DG Barry Collins & wife Lion Erica

President Tom Slattery, David wakefield NHS FT, Warren & Lynn Wells, Mayor & Mayoress of Bolton

President Tom holding a picture of Jim at the controls in the studio

Below is a link to an article in the Bolton News about Jim's legacy.



Message In A Bottle

What is the scheme about?

It is a voluntary scheme intended for use by anyone who feels vulnerable while living at home. The bottle provides the emergency services with vital details of any illness or allergy, if they are called to your home as a result of sudden illness or personal accident. It also provides details of someone to contact, for example your next of kin.

What are the age limits?

There are no age limits - anyone is eligible.

How does the scheme work?

Your relevant details are entered onto a sheet, which is stored in a plastic container, which is kept in your fridge. Two small stickers are also provided, which are unique to the scheme and known to the emergency services, these are attached to the fridge and to the inside of your front door.

Where can I get a bottle?

Bottles are available at the Royal Bolton Hospital, local surgeries and chemists.

How much does a bottle cost?

The bottles are FREE OF CHARGE


Medic Alert

MedicAlert® is the only non-profit making, registered charity providing a life-saving identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies. 
This takes the form of body-worn bracelets or necklets (known as MedicAlert Emblems) bearing the MedicAlert symbol on the disc and supported by a 24 hour emergency telephone service. 

An example of tjhe many Identity Necklace's available;

Each member receives an Emblem that is engraved with the wearer's main medical condition(s) or vital details, a personal ID number and a 24 hour emergency telephone number which accepts reverse charge calls that allows emergency and medical professionals to access their details from anywhere in the world in over 100 languages. 

How it works

In an emergency, vital information is available on the back of your MedicAlert® Emblem. Medical and emergency personnel can then telephone the given number and by quoting your ID number and after clearing security checks, they can receive further important details where appropriate. For example: your name and address, doctor's details, current drug therapy or next of kin. 

An example of the many identity bracelets available;
This 24 hour emergency telephone service, is dealt with from our emergency call centre, housed within the offices of the London Ambulance Service. The emergency telephones are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with trained staff on hand to answer all calls, including reverse charge calls, from anywhere in the world with a translation service available in over 100 languages. In an emergency situation there is always someone on standby who can give your vital medical and personal information. All calls are logged, with full details of the caller, the nature of the call and the response given. 

Bolton Lions involvement

Bolton Lions sponsors up to 2 local Medic Alert Memberships annually 
via applications made to the club.













Peace Poster 

The Peace Poster initiative was created in 1988 to give young people throughout the world a chance to think about world peace and creatively express what it means to them.

Between 1988 and 1998, more than 1.5 million children have been challenged to draw, paint or sketch their interpretation of world peace.

A different theme is selected each year and young people create a poster that reflects peace, as they see it.

By 1999 over 300,000 entries were being received annually.

No words in any language may be used on the poster - no photographs - no attachments.

Who is it for?
The contest is open to children aged 11, 12 or 13, in  the November of the competition year.

How does it work?
The contest is multi-level where entries progress from a Lions Club through to District and Multiple-District to the international final, which takes place at the International Headquarters. The winning entries going on display at the annual International Convention of Lions Clubs International, to which the overall winner is invited.

At the beginning of each year Lions Clubs approach their local Schools or Groups to give them the opportunity to enter the competition. There is no charge, as the Lions Club sponsors each entry. The entries are adjudicated locally, and winning entries from each School or Group are forwarded on to the next level of the competition.

Vegas Night

Do you want a social night, filled with lots of fun and laughter? 

If so, why not consider holding a Casino Night.

You will also be supporting the Bolton Lions Club, in raising funds for local causes.

With all the glamour and excitement of Monte Carlo, this relaxed and informal event allows guests to 'Break the Bank' without breaking their own bank accounts!

Fun money abounds as our friendly and experienced croupiers turn guests into millionaires at the turn of a card, the throw of a dice or the spin of a wheel.

Entertainment :

This event can be played following a formal meal, or as part of an informal social evening. Our croupiers will provide guests with fun money to either use on the casino tables or to exchange for gaming chips. Our Lions Master of Ceremonies will then explain the format of the event. The rules are easy and simple to follow.

The objective is to accumulate as much money as possible during the event, whilst having a lot of fun.

Auctions, using fun money, but for real prizes, are held throughout the event, to keep you entertained and to allow you to spend your millions!

The tables :

There are a number of tables, from Roulette, Blackjack and Poker, to spin the wheel and higher and lower. How many tables are brought to the event, depends on how many guests are attending. There will be sufficient tables to enable all guests to have a great evening though.

The package :

All of the following are provided for you; The tables, Croupiers, Master of Ceremonies and Funny Money. The organisers of the event sort the guests, ticket sales (if required) and any auction prizes.

All this for a reasonable fee, every penny of which goes to local charitable causes.

If you are interested in a Vegas Night, please contact us using the contact address on this website, we will then give you a call, to discuss your requirements further. 

Bolton Lions - Race Nights

Do you want a social night, filled with lots of fun and laughter?

If so, why not consider holding a Race Night, this will help to achieve your goal, as well as supporting Bolton Lions Club in raising funds for local causes.

This is a Race Night with a difference, with all of the fun, anticipation and excitement of Ascot, whilst being among friends in the confines of a warm room.

The Race Event is run on a 30 foot long track, with a total of 6 Races and with 6 Horses running in a race. Two large dice determine which horse moves and how many spaces they move and the winning horse is the first to reach the end of the racetrack, with an exact throw of the dice to finish.

Betting : Betting on each Race can be chosen from a variety of combinations, from Race Sponsorship, to being a trainer, an owner, the Jockey or simply a punter having a bet on the 'tote.

You, the Race Night organiser can decide on the above, dependent on how much you want to raise and how many people you have present.

The Package : The Lions provide the equipment, the commentator, the tote operators, the dice throwers, together with all off the necessary paperwork. We also arrange all of the financial combinations and payouts.

All this for a reasonable fee, every penny of which goes to local charitable causes.

If you are interested in a Race Night, please contact us using the contact address on this website, and we will give you a call to discuss further our Race Nights.










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