Some of the Many Charities that Chippenham Lions have Supported over the Past Year


The Lions Club of Chippenham are proud to have organised events to collect funds to donate to organisations and charities throughout the year; international, national and local.

During the last club year we were able to make donations at all these levels and, with your generous help and support at our many fundraising events, we have helped many individuals and charitable organisation with more than £40,000 of donations.

We always put highest priority in supporting causes and people who need help in our own local communities and generally we donate as and when required.  However, like last year, we also had a presentation evening for some of the donations to local causes.

The president is also able to nominate his or her own charities, and in 2018/19, The President’s Charities were chosen by Sue to be Back on Track and The Rise Trust.


Financial Support for individuals in the Local Community

By working ‘behind the scenes’ in the community we were pleased to be able to have helped individuals brought to our attention by local care professionals. Examples from the hardship cases we have been able to help included:

  • Help with supporting several families in need and in 'places of safety'.
  • Assistance to younger members of the community who wish to do voluntary work abroad to help in education, poverty reduction and community development.
  • Distribution of Message in a Bottle Kits.


Hands-on Support in the Local Community

We have also been able to help in a more 'hands on' way with:

  • Meals for those alone at Christmas.
  • A picnic day for the pupils of St Nicholas School.
  • A PHAB Club outing to Weston-Super-Mare.
  • The Bob Cook Games.


Support for Local Youth Groups

Chippenham Lions are always keen to assist local groups involved in the development of youth and in the past year we have assisted:

  • Volunteer Police Cadets based at Chippenham.
  • Sea Cadets based at both Chippenham and Corsham.
  • RAF Cadets based at both Chippenham and Corsham.
  • Corsham Scouts.
  • Wiltshire Young Enterprise.

We are grateful for the assistance that several of these groups have been able to provide in our fundraising work at The Cherished Vehicle and Family Fun Day


Support for Local Causes Through the Year

We made a number of significant donations to well known local causes including Dorothy House, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and The Great Western Hospital 'Brighter Futures' Appeal for their Radiography Unit.

Barbara Hearn Presents a Cheque to Liza Utting of GWH, Brighter Futures

Donations were made as required and also at our Presentation Evening. A large number of local organisation received help from us over the year.  The list is long:

  • Ability Counts
  • Alabare
  • Alzheimers Support Wiltshire
  • Bobby Vans
  • Chippenham Food bank
  • Chippenham Gateway Club
  • Chippenham Hospital Radio
  • Chippenham Sea Cadets
  • Citizen’s Advice Wiltshire
  • Corsham Food Bank
  • Corsham Craft Hub
  • Doorway Wiltshire Ltd
  • Fairways Home
  • Ferfoot Care Home
  • Home-Start, Kennet    
  • Kids Cancer Charity
  • Kittiwake
  • Light
  • The Open Blue Trust
  • Air Cadets Chippenham & Corsham
  • Relate    
  • Springboard Opportunity Group
  • Waste Not Want Not
  • Wiltshire Scrap Store
  • Wiltshire Short Breaks/Barnados

Cadet Dominic Hewitt Accompanied by Cadet Leader Neil Hewitt Receives a Donation on Behalf of Chippenham Sea Cadets from the Mayor of Chippenham, Cllr Desna Allen


Support to National and International Causes

  • Marie Curie Daffodil Fund
  • Recycling of Spectacles for the third world
  • LCIF (Lions Clubs International Fund)
  • LIBRA (Lions International Blood Research Fund)
  • Lions Eye Camp
  • Lions Edukit


The Financial Times has ranked the Lions as “the best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.

Lions are proud of this recognition and are always ready to support causes and people in need in the local community and those far away who may have been struck by hardship or natural disasters. 

We are also proud that, through Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) - the Lions' organisation that provides links between Lions' Clubs all over the world, we are able to respond quickly and effectively in most countries of the world using locally based people already in the area to help communities and people in need.

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