Dumfries Lions Club Virtual Duck Race

£1000 was raised for the Dumfries Young Carers Project.
The race is now over but can still be viewed on YouTube at
There were 5 heats and the first 20 from each heat were in the final.
The winners, all from Dumfries will be contacted directly to claim their prize
1st Cutie Pie
2nd Danish Bob
3rd TJ Duck
Thanks to everyone who has so generously supported us and a special thanks to our sponsors, The Tollbar, Dumfries and Rickerby Horticulture.
Thanks also to everyone who made this event possible and to our 2 commentators Bill Feathers and Bob Ingalong. 



Corona Virus

Although the club has temporarily ceased its normal meetings, we are still open for business. We are meeting virtually using Zoom every month on the 2nd Monday at 7.30pm and if anyone is interested in attending, without obligation, please email us on

The address for submitting requests for assistance from individuals and organisations has been changed as a result of the Cairndale Hotel being closed.The new address is Dumfries Lions Club c/o 19 Grieve Walk Heathhall Dumfries DG13SY

Charity No SCO 49145

Good news; Dumfries Lions Club is now recognised by the Scottish Charity regulator (OSCR) as a charity. This will increase public confidence in the the Club and increase the Club's opportunities to serve the community.

Dumfries Lions Club

The Dumfries Lions Club was formed in November 1981 and we meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries. At present we have a membership of 22 which consists of a mixture of people, including ladies, of different ages and from a wide range of backgrounds.

Our Club is part of the International Association of Lions Club which is the largest community service organisation of its type in the world. Help for the local community is the prime object of any Lions Club because our motto is "We Serve". We like to think of ourselves as good doers rather than "do gooders" and we are people who care about people. We are willing to serve our community and we enjoy fellowship and get satisfaction from participating in a job well done.

Since 1981, the Club has made a significant contribution to the local community and to the advancement of the Lions organisation in Scotland. It is estimated that we have raised over half a million pounds for local charities and other good causes during the last forty years and the Club is now one of the most active in Scotland.

Locally the Club has provided help for youth, pensioners, the sick, the hearing and visually challenged, the disabled and many local groups. The Lions in fact are interested in helping anyone who needs assistance provided that sufficient resources are available.

We have participated in many Lions' projects including eye camps, water wells, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Young Ambassador, youth football and the hosting of young international visitors.

The latter category was the objective of two of our most successful projects when we hosted the  International Youth centres in Dumfries in 1998 and 2016. Over 40 youths from 27 countries participated in the 10 day programmes arranged by the Club and financed by Lions Clubs International. 

In 2006, the club hosted the 105NE Annual District Convention in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries and over 250 delegates attended, from all over the UK and from abroad. Dumfries Lions hosted the event again in 2014.



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