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Devizes Lions
Chartered 1970 (District 105SC)

Devizes Lions Club (CIO) is a Registered Charity No.1185977

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     OVER 50 YEARS SERVING THE COMMUNITY


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Presentation Evening 14 June 2022 in the Town Hall
Please note the revised date.


LIONS on the GREEN
All spaces for vehicles and stalls have now been filled  and that means there will be lots for you to see and do at this great family friendly event:  #2022 Lions on the Green


UKRAINE
Devizes Lions have made an initial grant of £1,000 to LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) to assist in the provision of emergency help to refugees fleeing Ukraine.  We are keeping the situation under review and will offer further assistance when needed.

For more information, click here: #2022 Ukraine

So far, LCIF has awarded grants totalling almost $1million supporting an estimated 83,000 people.  Of that, $95,000 has been awarded to provide relief for internally displaced persons in Ukraine itself and a further $550,000 for refugee relief outside Ukraine.


LIONS ROCK INTO SPRING
Saturday 19 March

Lions Rock into Spring raised over £1,000 all of which will be donated to Wiltshire Mind.

Find out more here.

For all the latest Club News and Events, 
scroll down this page or click one of these links:

Lions News

Contact us

Forthcoming Events

Recent Events

Message in a bottle

Who are Devizes Lions

Interested in joining us?

What is being said about Devizes Lions

 
 

or visit our Calendar for a full list of our forthcoming events

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Would you like to be part of the action?

To enable us to continue arranging fund raising events in the town and
deliver much needed support to the community,

COME ALONG AND HELP US .....

Our Club Needs You!
If you would like to help us help others, don't delay, contact us now. 

WE NEED NEW PEOPLE WITH NEW IDEAS TO HELP US .....If you would like to find out about how you can help us, click here: 
Who are Devizes Lions?

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Lions News

CORONAVIRUS 

We ask that anyone attending any Lions' event is considerate to others and takes sensible and proportionate precautions and follows any rules, guidance regulations or notices that are in place.

It is possible that planned events may have to be postponed or cancelled at short notice because of changes to COVID Restictions.

Please watch out for announcements and updates on this web site and our Facebook or Twitter pages.


UKRAINE

Devizes Lions have made an initial grant of £1,000 to LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) to assist in the provision of emergency help to refugees fleeing Ukraine.  We are keeping the situation under review and will offer further assistance when needed.

Devizes Lions were delighted to have been given the opportunity to collect money to aid refugees from Ukraine at this year's Scarecrow Festival, raising a very worthwhile £800.

For more information, click here: #2022 Ukraine


  100 YEARS SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Two members of DEVIZES LIONS Club have together amassed over 100 years of voluntary service to the local community.  

Click the logo for their story: 

  Devizes Lions Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Lions' year 2020/21.

OUR PRESIDENT for 2021/22 is Lion Jo Sheppard.  
Click here for details: Handover Celebration.


MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Click here to find out more about it:
Message in a Bottle

 


Forthcoming events       see more

Presentation Evening 14 June 2022 in the Town Hall
Please note the revised date.

Devizes Lions' annual Presentation Evening supporting local organisations, charities and causes. 

By invitation only.
 


Lions on the Green Sunday 12 June 2022

At our first Lions on the Green in 2021, hundreds of people enjoying the sunshine came along and see a huge display of about 100 classic cars along with entertainment, food, artizan and charity stalls, all on the Large Green by Devizes School entrance.

To find out more click here: Lions on the Green or head over to our Lions on the Green page for full details.


Recent Events  see more 

Charity Golf Day 12 May 2022
You can find out about it here.

 

Sports Coaching Weekend 02 and 03 April 2022
Find out more here or head over to our Sports Coaching page for details.


Rock into Spring
Saturday 19th March 2022 at St Mary’s Church
Lions Rock into Spring raised over £1,000 all of which will be donated 
to Wiltshire Mind.  Thank you all for your support.

Find out more here.

 

Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal
Friday 04 March in Morrisons

Devizes Lions were out supporting the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal by manning the collection in Morrisons all day.  Thanks to all for giving so generously and helping us help Marie Curie Cancer Care.  See more here

Christmas Activities 

Christmas Float
01 - 22 December 2021 starting at 5:30pm 

A BIG THANK YOU  to all that supported us by making donations as we toured the town with Santa and his sleigh, at our Christmas collections at Lidl, in the Brittox and at Morrisons
The gross takings have exceeded
£3,600 which is a magnificent result. THANK YOU ALL.

Find out more here:  Santa's Sleigh

11 December 2021
Christmas Float collection at Lidl's supermarket

Lions' Christmas Float will be at Lidl's supermaarket with lights and music as we make our annual Lions' charity collection.  Find out more here:  Santa's Sleigh

16 December 2021
Christmas Float Street Collection in the Brittox

Lions' will be in the Brittox with lights and music as we make our annual Lions' Christmas charity collection.  Find out more here:  Santa's Sleigh

18 December 2021
Christmas Float collection at Morrisons supermarket
Lions' Christmas Float will be at Morrisons with lights and music as we make our annual Lions' Christmas charity collection.  Find out more here:  Santa's Sleigh


BBC Children in Need collection
Thursday 18 November 2021

On Thursday 18 November, Devizes Lions were in the Brittox collecting for the the BBC Children in Need appeal.

We missed last year due to COVID but this year we raised over £300.  
Thank you everyone! See more here:  Pudsey 2021

Devizes MS Society Presentation
29 October 2021

President Jo visited the Devizes MS Society on Friday 29 October to present them with 15 yoga mats and 15 packs of yoga bands. They were thrilled!

There is more about it here 2021 MS Society

 


Visit our Calendar for a full list of our forthcoming events.

 

 

 

 


Please Support Devizes Lions
CLICK on one of the DONATE buttons and you will be taken to our Donation site where you can make a donation on line:

     

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Who are Devizes Lions?

 

Devizes Lions are dedicated to helping the people of Devizes and those in the areas surrounding the town.

If your organisation or group is in need of help and you think we can assist, please visit our Contacts Page and get in touch now. 

Devizes Lions are part of the Lions Clubs International organisation with 1.4 million men and women dedicated to helping their communities all over the world. 

With the support of the local community Devizes Lions have raised many thousands of pounds to help support local people and various charities. Whether a group needing funds, a community action group or just someone seeking help, Devizes Lions try to make the problem smaller.

During a typical year Devizes Lions raise funds through a variety of events, sales, collections and concerts, and distributes around £30,000 to worthwhile causes, including local individuals, families and groups that have approached us when in need of support.

In addition, we have enabled groups to raise their own funds through our popular Sponsored Walk and Swimathon, and we provide around 500 local children with new sporting experiences over our Sports Coaching Weekend.

Naturally, while working together in our joint endeavours, we form close and long-lasting friendships with other members and their families.


Here are the Club's formally adopted fund-raising policy documents: 

Public Benefit Statement  
Grant Making Policy
Privacy Policy

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To find out more about Lions, download a copy of these publications:


Lions in your Community       
and  #LionsGetInvolved

 

Step forward

The Lions PR team has published a new resource,

'Step Forward - a report on the value of local community volunteering' 
with the support of a grant from Lions Clubs International. 

You can read the on-line version here:
 Step Forward 2021

 

But it's not all hard work!
As well as fulfilling our charitable aims Devizes Lions Club is also a great social organisation where we enjoy fun and fellowship whilst supporting those that need our help.

 

Here are some Lions enjoying a planning meeting!

TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY WE NEED NEW MEMBERS TO HELP US 

So now is the time to take this opportunity. 

Find out more about becoming a Devizes Lion by contacting us now:

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A Brief History of Lions Clubs International

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Melvin Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.

After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objectives and a code of ethics were approved and they elected Dr. William P. Woods of Indiana as their first President. 

It was thanks to the support of Canadian Lions and the intervention of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, that the first Lions club in London was founded in 1950.
And the rest is history.

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 Devizes Lions' President 2020/21

OUR PRESIDENT
JO SHEPPARD

 
 
 
 

 

Devizes Lions' new President, Jo Sheppard took over from former Lion President Jerry King at a handover celebration on 27 June 2021.

Jo has the honour of becoming our first lady President.

 
CONGRATULATIONS!
30 Devizes Lions' members attended a Handover celebration on Sunday 27 June when Lion President Jerry King handed over the chain of office to our incoming President, Lion Jo Sheppard.
 
This is what she had to say:
 
I feel really honoured to be the first woman in Devizes Lions Club's history.
When I first joined the lions club , I never thought I would be hold this position.
 
As I reflect on our fifty year history , we all need to continue to promote what Devizes Lions Club does and can do for the local community.
 
I’m looking forward to the challenge of the next twelve months and we thank everybody for their continued support of the Club."

Enormous thanks are due to Jerry for a successful but challenging year and our Best Wishes go to Jo for her term of office.

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Would you like to be part of the action? Click here: Find out more or Contact us.


What has been said about Devizes Lions

"Chase LOVED seeing Santa last night again, thanks so much to the Lions Club for continuing such a wonderful tradition that I can share with my child, that I remember doing as a child myself! Keeping Xmas magical."  Cassie on our Facebook page.

"Big Thank You to Devizes Lions for organising the sponsored walk; we've managed to raise over £1400 (and still counting) for Victim Support"

"I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Devizes Lions again for their continued support for First Stages.  It means a great deal to us to know that our work is recognised, and we are very proud and grateful to have been among so many worthy recipients last week.  The support the Lions gives to the smaller local groups is so important.  Thank you!"   Carole Berry.

"The Monday Club would like to thank ... the Lions who have worked so hard to support us."  Jackie.

"The cheque given to us will help keep our club afloat and enable us to give our members some little pleasures." - Devizes PHAB. 

"It's all great news people! More then 500 kids took a part in sport weekend this year - I know, because I asked... I can see so many advantages, not only fun some of them will continue, for some of them it was perhaps the only opportunity to try some sports, more sport - better health! More 'inspired' kids - more 'sporty' adults in the future! All voluntary job by Lions Club, how amazing!" Asia K.

And recently posted on Facebook:

"My daughter has come back from a canoeing session, with Don Jones 's autograph!

Seriously, a huge thank you and well done to Devizes Lions for organising their sports weekend again. My girls have respectively canoed and played badminton. It's a fantastic opportunity for our youngsters to try their hand at something new, or at something that their parents might not otherwise be able to afford for them to do."  Sue Ross

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100 Years Serving the Community

Two members of DEVIZES LIONS Club have together amassed over 100 years of voluntary service to the local community.  This milestone has been reached during the year in which the Club marks the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Soon after the Club formed in 1970 David Bousfield joined, and John Hurley did so a few months later.  Over the years they have helped to organise many Lions’ events, including assisting individuals and groups in need of practical or financial help as well as organising large scale events such as Gymkhanas and the May and Christmas Fayres.   

   

David was President of the Club in 1984 and again in 2014.  Like many of the Lions, David is well known in other fields.  He is a solicitor with Wansbroughs in Devizes and has lived in Potterne for many years, he is a former trustee of the Wiltshire Community Foundation and governor of Devizes School.  A keen sportsman, he was previously a county hockey player and remains a keen golfer.

 
 
 

John was President of the Club in 1977, and now lives in New Park Street.  He was Engineer & Surveyor to the former Devizes Rural District Council and then Kennet District Council. With his late wife Beryl he was active in the establishment of the Wharf Theatre and they were also leading figures in the Wiltshire family history scene, transcribing and publishing many records and giving talks over much of the country. 

Both John and David remain active Club members preparing for the restart of the Club’s public activities and its next 50 years helping local individuals, families and groups in need of support.

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Message in a Bottle

Lions Clubs supply Message in a Bottle containers to people who have health and medical needs.  The bottle is placed in your fridge and contains all the important information needed in an emergency.

Devizes Lions have placed supplies of bottles in all local doctors' surgeries for you to take home and use. If you can't see them, ask the receptionist. In the unlikely event they have run out, please let us know so we can replenish the stocks.

We have a couple of short videos about it: 

Click the picture below to watch the first: 

and click on this picture to view the other:

  

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UKRAINE

 

 

 

Urchfont Scarecrow Festival
Devizes Lions were delighted to have been given the opportunity to collect money to aid refugees from Ukraine at this year's Scarecrow Festival, raising a very worthwhile £800.
This money will be used to assist in the provision of emergency help to refugees fleeing Ukraine and will be overseen by Lions on the ground, so you know where your money is going.
Thanks to all of you that supported our appeal and thanks to the organisers for allowing us the opportunity.

Devizes Lions have made an initial grant of £1,000 to LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) to assist in the provision of emergency help to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

We are keeping the situation under review and will offer further assistance when needed, whether it be local, national or international.

Please help Devizes Lions support the people of Ukraine by making a donation here: Donate

The conflict in Ukraine unfortunately continues with millions of people affected in this crisis. Lions Clubs International (LCIF) our foundation, are continuing to support these people through the awarding of grants to Lions Clubs in the areas of need. These grants are to provide the immediate relief needs to those who are desperate for assistance.

Through Lions to Lions grants, support is being provided to refugees who have been displaced from their homes. These grants are providing essential resources to address the critical needs of people who remain and who have crossed the borders into other countries.

So far, LCIF has awarded grants totalling almost $650,000 supporting an estimated 83,000 people.  Of that, $95,000 has been awarded to provide relief for internally displaced persons in Ukraine itself and a further $550,000 for refugee relief outside Ukraine.

For a full list of grants awarded visit LCIF - Ukraine

A massive thank you to Clubs and individuals who have responded to the call for help. 

Remember that grants are overseen by Lions on the ground, so we know where your money is going.

Here are just a few of the relief efforts Lions are providing:

 

Dr. Igor Hrytsiuk is a Lion with Lviv Lions Club , and at the same time a doctor at the Western Ukraine Specialized Children's Medical Center in Lvów. This is a local medical facility providing specialist medical care. On February 15th, they were so proud that they were opening the most modern Clinic of pediatric oncology and bone spur transplantation in this part of Ukraine - the only one who performed such treatments. They probably didn't allow that in a few weeks, not hypermodern devices for treating children, but generators for power in shelters, window tinting paper during bombing, flashlights and batteries will be the peak of dreams. We support the fight of Ihora Hrytsiuk, Roman Monastirsky, Iwana Festkiva, - our Lion friends, we support all Ukrainians and we are proud to be part of the international wave of help for the brave Ukrainian nation. Proud to be a part of Lions Clubs International. 

 

Serving from a bomb shelter, the Lions of Ukraine with a LCIF grant are providing food, medicine, and hygiene products for those displaced in Kyiv, the Kyiv region, and Zhytomyr. Your donation to LCIF’s Refugees and Displaced Persons fund will help ensure that Lions are there to help them find the safety and security they desperately need.

 

Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine [🇺🇦]
Today one of 4 ambulances arrived from the UK Lions Clubs International at our warehouse in Poland.
Love and respect to all involved, you are saving lives in Ukraine.

 

 

 

Please help Devizes Lions support the people of Ukraine by making a donation here: Donate

 


Forthcoming Events


 Joint Charity Golf Day at North Wilts Golf Club
Thursday 12 May 2022
 

Devizes Lions and Devizes Rotary are pleased to be running their Joint Charity Golf Day again this year.  The last was the postponed 2020 event when almost £4000 was raised for Canon's House. 

To apply for an entry form or to find out more, please e-mail golfday@devizeslions.org.uk

Watch this space for further updates. 


Lions on the Green - Sunday 12 June 2022

Click on the image above to view and download an A4 copy of the flyer.

At our first Lions on the Green in 2021, hundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine and came along and see a huge display of about 100 classic cars along with entertainment, food, artizan and charity stalls, all on the Large Green by Devizes School entrance.

The 2022 event will be bigger and better.

To find out more click here: Lions on the Green or head over to our Lions on the Green page for full details.

 

Visit our Calendar for a full list of our forthcoming events.
Calendar

 


Recent Events

 
Sports Coaching Weekend
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2022

Our Sports Coaching Weekend is over for another year. Over 250 children took part and to see the smiles on their faces when they finished their sessions made all the months of hard work worthwhile.
Here are just a couple of the comments we have received:

Hi
Just wanted to say a big thank you to the coaches and volunteers who helped with the sports coaching weekend. My son really loved the athletics. It must have taken a lot of time to organise it all.
Many thanks


Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the sports coaching weekend. My son is year 6 and it was his first time due to lockdown and then being away last year. He absolutely loved the canoeing. My husband said he had the biggest smile on his face that he has ever seen. My year 4 daughter loved gymnastics and is so pleased that she has managed to learn how to do a handstand against the wall. It was fantastic for both of them so thank you so much for all the effort that must go into organising it.
 

Thanks to the coaches and volunteers and everyone who supported the event that helped make it such a success.
Thank you all

 

Head over to our Sports Coaching Page for more details and to download copies of the poster, application form and the PowerPoint presentation.

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Rock into Spring - Saturday 19 March 2022
7:30pm at St Mary's Church, Devizes.

LATEST UPDATE


Lions Rock into Spring raised over £1,000 all of which will be donated to Wiltshire Mind, an independent charity supporting people in Wiltshire who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress. Our services are accessible for everybody in our community. https://www.wiltshiremind.co.uk.

Thank you all for your great support and for making the evening such a great success.

 

Devizes Lions' annual concert is back!

This time supporting Wiltshire Mind with music to suit every age.

Join us for a Musical Evening in aid of Wiltshire Mind, featuring Steve Marano from Reading, Andrew Hurst from Devizes and  local band Burbank.

 

 

 

 

Click the image on the right to download a copy of the poster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

LAST MINUTE UPDATE

Devizes Lions are delighted to be welcoming STEVE MORANO, a singer and songwriter from Reading and ANDREW HURST from Devizes who will be performing for the first half of the concert in place of the Steeple Rocks Choir which has been forced to withdraw due to an unfortunate Covid outbreak affecting members of the choir.

Thank you both for stepping in at short notice.

Local duo Luke Gittins & Ashley Smith, aka Burbank, are touring again with their eclectic catalogue of covers and original material, showing off their great harmonies and song-writing skills "... likened to Lennon & McCartney and Simon & Garfunkel".

STEVE plays a mix of music that falls somewhere under the labels of Americana, Country & Folk. Here's a sample of his music: 
https://fb.watch/bOVVwnjAm6/

 

 ANDREW’s varied musicality includes composing and performing music for theatre, presenting solo recitals in a variety of venues – with music including mediaeval and renaissance lutes, archlute, classical guitar, and steel-strung 12 string guitarplays a mix of music that falls somewhere under the labels of Americana, Country & Folk. 

Wiltshire Mind is an independent charity that for almost thirty years has been supporting people in Wiltshire experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress. Their services are accessible for everybody in our community with one-to-one counselling support. During the pandemic, they continued to provide help remotely to those facing isolation and loneliness.

Tickets £15 (including a drink) from: 
Devizes Books or The Wardrobe Devizes

 

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 Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal
Friday 04 March in Morrisons

Devizes Lions were out supporting the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal by manning the collection in Morrisons all day.  Thanks to all for giving so generously and helping us help Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Santa's Sleigh 01 - 21 December

A BIG THANK YOU from Devizes Lions to all that supported us by making donations as we toured the town with Santa and his sleigh, at our Christmas collections at Lidl, in the Brittox and at Morrisons.

The gross takings have exceeded £3,600 which is a magnificent result. THANK YOU ALL.

Devizes Lions were out touring the town from Wednesday 1st to Monday 20th December with a cheery Santa, lights and music.  We started at 5:30pm each evening and finished by 7:30pm at the latest.


Sadly, due to Covid, we were not able to hand out sweets this year but Children were pleased to visit the Sleigh and give Santa a wave and a big smile.
 

The public was able to follow Santa's route each evening in real time from our Facebook Page @devizeslions


Santa's Sleigh was also present at the Lidl supermarket on Saturday 11th December and at Morrisons' supermarket on Saturday 18th December. Lions also had a Christmas collection in The Brittox on Thursday 16th December.
 

Click here for details of the Routes 
 

Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Here we Go!!!


  

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Children in Need Street Collection
Thursday 18 November 2021

Lions Pudsey  Pudsey is very happy that Devizes Lions' street collection in the Brittox for the BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over £300.
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Devizes MS Society Presentation
Friday 29 October 2021

Lion President Jo (standing) visited the Devizes MS Society on Friday 29 October to present them with 15 yoga mats and 15 packs of yoga bands.
They were thrilled!

You can find out more about the MS Sociey in our area here: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/local-support/local-groups/salisbury-district-group


The Autumn Fair at Devizes Corn Exchange on
Saturday 30 October 2021 was  
CANCELLED

DEVIZES LIONS PAUSE FOR COVID

Devizes Lions have spent over a month collecting goods donated for the Autumn Fair due on 30th October but the rising Covid risk has brought us to a halt and we have cancelled the event.

Thousands of items had been sorted, cleaned, and prepared for sale, and the Corn Exchange would have been packed with goodies.  There would have been toys, bikes, books, jigsaws, tools, kitchen utensils, records, sports goods, gardening items, bric-a-brac, unwanted gifts and so much more.

Club President Jo Sheppard says.
"The cancellation is especially frustrating at such short notice, and we know that may people are as disappointed as we are. However, we had to be careful, not only for local people but for our members and many helpers. We will now decide what to do for the best with the items that people have kindly donated in order to help our charitable funds. As soon as we know what alternative arrangements are possible we will let everyone know."

 

 

These are just a few of the toys that you have so kindly donated.

Our last similar event was the 2019 Christmas Fair.  You can find details of that event here: Christmas Fair

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Nick's LEJOG      
02 to 25 June 2021

To find out more, head over to
Nick's 
LeJog web page

75 year old Devizes Lion Nick Seager has successfully completed his epic bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats raising £6400 for Devizes Lions' Charity funds.

 

AWARD FOR LION NICK SEAGER

At a short ceremony at Devizes Lions' July meeting, Past President Jerry King awarded a much coveted Melvin Jones Fellowship award to Lion Nick Seager for his sterling effort in raising a total of £6,400 for the Club's charity funds by cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats - and all through his own effort.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) Award is named after our founder and is the highest recognition from the Lions Clubs International Foundation given to members who have rendered outstanding community services.

WELL DONE, NICK
Congratulations! You deserve it.

Devizes Lion Nick Seager said:

"I am cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats because I'm nuts and I want to!  

At 75 perhaps I should be thinking about taking it easy.  Right? 

Errr....No! 

I'm an active member of Devizes Lions, a vibrant local charity that raises funds to help support both needy individuals and  local charities.  

Fund raising for charities has been a massive challenge for over a year now.  I feel that I can help by raising money through this challenge.

Please donate whatever you can. 100% of the money
raised (including gift aid) will be used to support local charities.  I shall personally cover all my ride expenses.

Originally planned for May 2020 I'm now scheduled for a June 2nd start from Land’s End arriving in John O’Groats on June 25th.  I will mostly be cycling on my own and be self-supporting because of the times in which we’re living.  I'm OK for that challenge but your charitable contributions would definitely give me a boost!

Here's his route - 998 miles and 52,572 feet of climbing. That's kill or cure isn't it?!"

Head over to Nick's LeJog web page and from there you’ll be able to follow his ride on his JustGiving page where there are daily map updates together with photos and comments.

Please donate whatever you can.

Thank you for your support.

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Lions on the Green Sunday 13 June 2021
10:00am to 4:00pm

On June 13th, Devizes Lions held a brand new fund raising event: Lions on the Green.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine and came along and see a huge display of about 100 classic cars along with entertainment, food, artizan and charity stalls, all on the Large Green by Devizes School entrance.

Full details of this event are on the  Lions on the Green  web page.

This event has been made possible by the generous support of Grist Environmental  
 

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Sports Coaching weekend
05 and 06 June 2021 

Regretfully, the 2020 weekend had to be cancelled at the last minute......

But Here's the Good News:

This Year's Sports Coaching Weekend was held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June 2021.

Once again, the weekend has provided special experiences for 250 local children who could each could try an activity that they might not normally encounter.  This year the event was slimmed down to take account of Covid restrictions, but the children aged eight to eleven could still choose between golf, volleyball, athletics, canoeing, archery, adventurous activities, poolside diving, and  synchronised swimming. 

Devizes Lions acknowledge the generous support given by the Devizes Area Board of Wiltshire Council towards this event.

 

 
Details can be found on our Sports Coaching page where you will also find details of all the activities.
 
To see what we did previously, click here: 2019 Sports Coaching

 

Books and Bits Sale
Saturday 22 May 

There is an interesting article about the Lions Books and Bits Sale we held in St Mary’s Church in the on line edition of the Gazette and Herald: Devizes Lions host fundraiser in historic church

The sale was a successful event, raising a much-needed £380 for our charitable work in the community.

A big Thank You to all of you that supported the event.

There were about 2,000 books to choose from – all fiction titles are sorted by author, A to Z, and non-fiction sorted by topic, just as done in the past at the Lion’s Christmas Fair.  All the recent books are in good condition, plus a number of collectables.

The Bits element included the classic bric-a-brac items donated to Lions over the last months, together with children’s toys and games including a child’s pull along cart and trailer, a Subbuteo game and many more.

It was well timed to get your reading matter ready for the summer holiday and support your local Lions Club at the same time.

THANK YOU

 

 

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Computer recycling

Thanks to Lions in Devizes, Melksham and Chippenham almost 30 devices were delivered to Wiltshire Digital Drive at their Priority IT HQ in Westbury.

Within a working week, they will be wiped clean, the memories destroyed and replaced, reconfigured, and distributed to needy schoolchildren in the county.

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Other past events

You can find out about many of the other events that Devizes Lions has organised by visiting our Club Projects Page:  Club Projects


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