The Chippenham Lions had another successful fund raising champaign this Christmas with their Carol Float and other activities. Throughout December the float visited 17 local catchments areas, they collected at Morrisons, sang carols at Sainsburys and sold mulled wine at the Corsham and Chippenham switch-ons.  Through these initiatives the club was able to raise a total in excess of £15,000 - a new record for us, despite some damp and cold evenings.

  • Carol Float Corsham and Chippenham        £10,650
  • Bucket Collection at Morrison’s                     £1,770
  • Christmas Light Switch-On, Chippenham      £900
  • Christmas Light Switch-On, Corsham            £540
  • Bazaar at The Neeld                                      £880
  • Carol Singing at Sainsbury’s                          £310

The Club’s President, Ian Gilbert said “All in all, a very rewarding experience for us, not just for raising these funds, but also to see the kiddies lined up to greet Santa and to find that the old magic still works. The club has many charities which it supports, but my chosen charities for this year are ‘Dorothy House’ and ‘The Rise Trust’ which has a children’s centre in Chippenham.”

As well as those events, many members were also able to deliver Christmas dinners to those alone - especially the elderly - and they made sure that they had time for a chat; especially with those who would otherwise not see anybody else on the big day.

Ian Gilbert added “As in previous years, the Lions are very grateful to the principal of Lackham College for the loan of the tractor and for the many Friends of Lions who also turned out to collect and to deliver lunches for us. And of course, the club would like to thank the people of Corsham and Chippenham for their great generosity.”

As well as helping individuals in need, these funds will go to a number of causes; local, national and international and a visit to Chippenham Lions website 'Community Service' page will give a good idea of where the funds went last year.

If you would like to help the Lions with collecting one night, then get in touch with Ian Gilbert at:





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