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Welcome to our website.  You can use this site to learn more about the things we do in and around Chippenham and Corsham and how to make contact with us.

This page gives you an overview of who we are, and other pages give you more detail on how we raise money and where that money has been donated.

You may need to contact us if you need our help or if you would like to join us.  In either case you can contact us using any of the e-mail addresses you come across on this site and we will get back to you. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 19:30 at the Chippenham Golf Club, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 5LT. 

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If you would like to support our work, you can make an online donation through The Charity Aid Foundation at:
  • https://www.cafonline.org
  • Then click on ‘Donate to A Charity’ button
  • In the charity search box  enter ‘Chippenham Lions’
  • Click on ‘Donate’ and follow the instructions 
Thank you.

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With the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and the request by the Government to avoid social gatherings, Chippenham Lions have taken the decision to cancel planned fundraising and social events over the summer. We therefore announce the cancellation of our Big Band Event to celebrate the end of WWII, our Cherished Vehicle & The Family Fun Day, our Casino Night and The Bob Cook Games.

We will review things as event unfold and keep you in the picture.

However, if you would still like to support our work, then you can still do so through the Charity Aid Foundation website as above.

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The Headlines

Donation From Persimmon

We quote from Persimmon's press release:

A community group helping to raise money for charities across Chippenham has received the backing of a leading regional housebuilder. 

Chippenham Lions has supported nearly 40 local charities and deserving individuals in the past year. The £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes Wessex will help deliver a charity events this year. The charity was awarded the money through the housebuilder’s Community Champions initiative, where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000. 

Jeff Daws, from Chippenham Lions, said: “We are thrilled that Persimmon Homes has chosen to back our fundraising efforts, for what are very worthy causes. 

“As a group we raise money for local charities, including Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Dorothy House Hospice and Julia House Hospice, together with more than 30 smaller charities, vulnerable people and deserving causes. 

“We have lots of events planned this year, from a swing band concert to celebrate the 75th ending of WW2 to a fun-filled charity casino night and our annual cherished vehicle show and family fun day 

“All our events require hiring of venues, entertainment, promotion and other associated costs – so this £1,000 is greatly appreciated.” 

Pauline Fletcher, sales and marketing director at Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “Chippenham Lions are an example of fantastic community spirit, which is what our Community Champions initiative is all about. 

“Their fundraising efforts help so many charities right across the region in which we build, so it was our pleasure to help.

 

Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day

It's never too early to start planning for the next show and we are currently creating a purpose built sparkly new website so that you can:

  • book your stall and vehicles into the show
  • learn about all the entertainment we’ve laid on for you
  • find out about Chippenham Lions and our sponsors
  • and so much, much more …

The website has the never to be forgotten name of cvs.rocks and can be found by following this link - so, go on, have a peek by clicking    HERE 

This event will be run in support of Dorothy House and The Rise Trust and Lions Charities.

 

Do More

If you would like to become a member of The Lions Club of Chippenham then contact us at: president@chippenhamlions.org.uk

Know More

Would you like to be amongst the first to know about our Fund Raisers and Social Events or even to help out occasionally?  If so you could become a Friend of Chippenham Lions by joining our e-mailing list by contacting: president@chippenhamlions.org.uk 

You could also keep up with us by following us on Facebook


 

Lion International Organisation

Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,500 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organisation, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Lions are proud that The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation as - "the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”

 

The Lions Club of Chippenham

The Lions Club of Chippenham is one of those 44,500 clubs across the world that are part of Lions Clubs International.  Each year Chippenham Lions raise about £30,000 for local causes and international charities. Lions believe that local people are best placed to provide help and support to less fortunate members of the community in Chippenham, Corsham and the surrounding villages.

On a local level, the activities in which the Club become involved include:

- Fund Raising on behalf of various local charities including Air Ambulance, Transport for the Disabled and St Nicholas School as well as individual assistance to local needy, aged and disadvantaged persons. 

- Community Service Work to provide entertainment, outings and sporting facilities as well as providing hot dinners on Christmas Day for those spending Christmas alone.

 The Club also provides funds to assist at an international level and supports:

- Eye Camps and Water Wells in the Third World
- Assistance to the Aged, Blind and the Deaf
- Help with emergency disaster relief anywhere in the world

 

As well as this work, every month Chippenham Lions enjoy at least one social event – an informal or formal night, or a picnic, trip or visit to the theatre or something similar.
 

Our Calendar

A full diary of events can be found at the Calendar link on the left and our more immediate fund raising, welfare and social events are featured above right.

 

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4,572/7,981 @ 20 Aug 2014          5,781/9,767 @ 10 June 2015

6,790/11,258 @ 11 Jan 2016         7,119/11,808 @ 14 June 2016

7,258/12,052 @ 4 Aug 2016.         10,319/17.571 @ 29 Nov 2018

10,900/18,594 @ 28 Feb 2019.      11,837/20,430 @ 16 Sept 2019

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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