Who and what are the Crosby & District Lions?

Who are the Lions of Crosby?

Crosby & District Lions Club CIO is made up of men and women from many walks of life and includes several husband and wife teams. We are ordinary people who wish to use some of our time in helping others - through  both fund raising and participation in projects that support and help individuals and organisations - mainly within our own area but also nationally and internationally when the need arises.

We have a lot of fun and friendship and we also include a good social side to the Club’s activities.

The areas that the Club serve are Crosby, Little Crosby, Thornton, Hightown, Seaforth, Litherland, Netherton and Bootle although we have members from other areas including Liverpool and Southport.

What do the Crosby & District Lions do?

We hold many activities which are designed to raise funds and to help others within our own community, nationwide and also worldwide. Some of the activities are listed below. Perhaps you have attended some of them and not realised that it was the Lions.

Christmas Carol Float—we operate within the Bootle and Litherland area, either at supermarkets or touring the streets, and mainly spend the funds raised back in that community.

Summer and winter bedding plants—quality plants at competitive prices ordered from and delivered to your door.

Bookstalls in Crosby—including supporting Children in Need.

Supporting St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) - manpower for Light Up A Life and other activities.

Table Sales—at various venues within Crosby

The benefits of working for Crosby & District Lions CIO can be seen in the local community and all over the world. The Lions are an effective force for change. Why not join us and give something back, your will be glad you did?

Crosby & District Lions Club CIO each year raises money for worthy causes through our various Club activities. The role of the Welfare Team is to consider and respond to appropriate causes that the club may be able to assist and support. Such support is provided by financial donations, usually for a purpose rather than a cash donation. The welfare aspects of the club are also linked to community service, for example, we participate with Message in a Bottle Scheme (see the page on this site to find out more about MIAB) and many other, worthy community activities and projects.  

We are always open to consider any worthwhile causes, funding and time permitting of course, BUT do closely examine all such requests before agreeing to 


Encouraging, guiding and mentoring young people – investment's for the future.

The YLiS Awards recognise young people between the ages of 11 and 18 for their community service over 12 months, starting on the date of their first hour of community service and completing on the first anniversary of that date:

  • 12 months community service of 25– 49 hours  =  Bronze Seal Award Certificate
  • 12 months community service of 50 – 99 hours  =  Silver Seal Award Certificate
  • 12 months community service of 100 or more hours  =  Gold Seal Award Certificate

On completion of 12 months' service the young leaders will receive a certificate, congratulatory letter from the Lions Clubs International President and a YLiS pin or cloth badge. These are requested on the anniversary of the 1st date in the logbook. Only one certificate can be issued in any 12 month period.

Benefits for young people

  • Experience the rewards of community service
  • Become involved in their community and with local Lions clubs
  • Receive an international award

For more information on the many Lions projects across the British Isles, please see the web link to our National Lions site  It does make for an interesting read, so we hope you will take the time and trouble to do so.

Some of the charities and organisations  recently supported by Crosby & District Lions CIO:

Venus Centre, Children In Need, Royal Blind Society, Music & The Deaf, St Leonards Centre Bootle, Building Hope - Leprosy Appeal, LCIF- Street Children, NW Air Ambulance, Sefton Children's Trust, Seaforth Gladstone Memorial, Building Hope Leprosy Appeal, Crosby Riding For The Disabled, Chernobyl Children's Project, Ormskirk & Dist Hosp-Incubator, Claire House, Jospice, Swan Women's Centre, Gurkha Welfare Trust, Water Aid, East Africa Famine, Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s)


Being a Lion isn’t all fundraising and ‘do-gooding’.

Whilst we do have a great deal of fun, gentle banter and laughter as we get on with the more serious work of helping others and fund raising, we also like to enjoy ourselves socially as a group with our wife, husband or partner (if we have one, that is).


Our social events over the last year have included barbeques, a visit to the new Liverpool Museum, a walk through the Williamson Tunnels, our own Christmas party, Burns’ Supper (always good for a laugh), carol concert at the Philharmonic Hall, Musical Fireworks in Southport and other ‘silly’ games evenings, talks and quizzes.

Being a Lion is about helping others, but it is also about enjoying the activities and working with others in fun and friendship. We give what time we are able—we are a voluntary organisation!

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