A KITTY-Cam, designed by four Landscore Primary School pupils, was the winner of the Lions Roar Competition for South West England.
Eric Parkes and Ann Whitehouse of Crediton and District Lions Club announced the winners at a recent school assembly.
Lions Roar is a Lions UK wide initiative run in partnership with 8billionideas, a future-focused learning digital platform that empowers pupils.
It is designed to inspire primary school aged children to “think big and dream big” and encourage them to develop an idea that will change the world.
Landscore Primary School headteacher, Debbie Main said: “I was thrilled to hear about our regional success in the Lions Roar competition.  
“All the children showed such creativity in designing their innovations.  
“I am really proud of their dedication and enthusiasm, and am delighted that they have represented the school at this level."  
Lions Roar was an inspirational, fun learning experience which enabled pupils to discover how to use their imagination in exciting new ways, learning how to work in teams, and how to develop communication and presentation skills.
Roar 2022 is teacher-friendly with fully prepared lesson plans covering a number of different areas of the curriculum.
Landscore School’s entries were led by Deputy headteacher, Patrick Sellar during a lunch time club.
The pupils came up with an idea, produced a poster to advertise the project, a jingle for further publicity and then created a model of their idea. 
The overall winners at Landscore were Sophie, Evie, Charlotte and Frannie for their Kitty-Cam idea - a collar with a camera to be worn by a pet cat and linked to a mobile telephone enabling the owner to know the location of their pet at all times.
The girls received a trophy for winning in the South West District and each received a medal and a certificate.
Jack and Rory received a Commended and a wristband each for their “Animal Translator”.
The Best Model category was awarded to Isabella, D’arcy and Martha for good use of a model to explain “Night-time Wake Up”. They each received a wristband.
The Best Adverts and Jingles Award went to Alexia and Chloe - “Umbrella Bag” and to Malaki and Mia - “Extreme High Flying Shoes”. They each received a certificate and a medal.
Landscore School was also successful with the recent Peace Poster competition when Freya Cutler came third for South West England. She will be presented with a prize and certificate at the Lions Convention in Croyde in March.



Covid-19 Support from Crediton Lions

Crediton Lions Club  were able to support Age Concern Crediton with a donation of £750 from the MD Emergency Fund. The money was used to maintain contact with the users of the Age Concern services and to provide food and other services

Further support from Club Funds was sent. £250 to the Blood Bike service  and £250 to The Crediton Food bank



Diabetes Health and Wellbeing event was held on

21st September 2019 at Crediton Methodist Church from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

There are some 3.7 million people diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK and, more worryingly, there are 12.3 million people are at risk of developing the disease.  £10 billion is spent on medication and treating complications of Diabetes and this roughly represents 10% of the total NHS budget.

Lions Club International estimates that by the year 2040 some 650 million people are expected to be living with Diabetes worldwide.  Lions Clubs International is undertaking a programme of education and lifestyle change to try and reduce the risk of people developing the disease.

The Lions Club of Crediton & District is putting on a Diabetes Prevention and Health and Wellbeing  event on Saturday 21st September from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm in the newly refurbished Crediton Methodist Church.  A practice nurse will test sugar levels and Diabetes UK staff will assess people’s risk of developing the disease.  Staff from Lord’s Meadow Leisure Centre will be present as will a Fitness Instructor to suggest alternative lifestyles and exercises.  A member of Westbank Diabetes Prevention Programme will advise on healthy eating. Activity and Sports opportunities in our community will be shown by U3A and ‘Get into Golf’ and other local groups.

Tea/coffee will be available throughout the day and soup & roll lunches from 10.00 noon to 2.00 pm.

The event is free, come along and learn how to avoid this terrible disease.

It is hoped to repeat in due course



The Message in a Bottle was enthusiastically received locally and at present some 2500 bottles are in use in Crediton and surrounding areas. This service for vulnerable persons to use and is a valuable link with the emeergency services.

Bottles are available now from surgeries,Pharmacies, shops and Lions contacts in the area or by phoning or e-mailing

For more information contact tel number 01363 774578 or go to



Have you been active in your community, helping and providing assistance in any way then you may be an ideal candidate to be our Young Ambassador of the 21st Century.

We were lucky enough to sponsor the district winner , Beth,Bowring in this years event. Beth received a £500 bursary to support her community activities.

Crediton Lions are looking for candidates for 2019-20  and would love to hear from young people between 15 and 19 who would like to know have details.

This is a local, national and international competition and the personal rewards are considerable

See this report on the Europa Final

 Telephone 01363 82878 or contact Lions at




Each year we incubating 20 giant Easter Egg Baskets full of Chocolate animals in support of our Community Activities and Charities.

The Eggs are placed  in Pubs, Clubs and Lions sell tickets at major locations.

Last year almost £1500 was raised. .

We regret to say that 2020 Easter Egg project was suspended due to Covid-19 and 12 eggs were donated to local good causes.. Better  luck in 2021

For more information please contact Lion Peter Bryan on 01363 773437 or



LIONS SUMMER QUIZ almost goes international in its centennial year.

Do you know how many Crocus’ are required to make an ounce of Saffron?…This and many other questions challenged this years entrants.

For those who need to know the number is 4,252.

Last years entrants were spread across the land and as you will see from the winners almost went international.

First Prize winner ‘£40’ this year was Mrs Taufer of St Clement, Jersey  who scored a very good 81 points, second was Jane Martin of Kennford with 80  followed by two  contestants on 79. These were from Lesley Gush of Crediton and Christina McDowell of Teignmouth

The Consolation prize of £5, drawn from non winning entries,was won by Ian Gass from Tedburn St Mary.

Crediton Lions would like to thank our compiler, Jo Willcocks for her hard work and to the community of ‘quizers’ both in Crediton and nationwide.



With the help of Lichfield Talking Newspaper and Development Officer, Lion John May, we have brought back to life the Crediton Talking News.

Each week the Crediton Courier is recorded and along with a variety of weekly publications is distributed free of charge to local people who need the service.

For the last 3 years  'Crediton Talking News' recorded weekly and managed by Lions and volunteer readers  to whom we are most endebted for theire time and committment.

Currently 52 listeners benefit from the 'Talking News' although we estimate that many more who could benefit and we look forward to hearing of people who could be interested.

For more information please contact Lion Peter Bryan 01363 773437 or


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