Our work for the local community includes:

  • Funding a Diabetes public testing team to visit Easingwold
  • Donation to Easingwold Friends of Cancer Research UK
  • Emergency fund to help with purchasing salt for laying on black ice affected pavements if necessary
  • Gardening items & tools as well as a poly tunnel  to help with a brownies & guides allotment project
  • Donation to local Marie Curie Cancer support
  • Purchase of items to help the elderly access books etc to Easingwold Library
  • Donation towards the repair of a fence for Haxby Robinson Bowling Club
  • Furniture for the Dawnay Scout Hut for Easingwold Scouts
  • Donation to COZIE to help with running costs
  • Sponsorship of match ball for Alne Cricket Club
  • Donation towards cost of a caravan holiday for a local family
  • Donation to Easingwold Youth Council
  • Donation to help with cost to take part in Expedition Raleigh for a local student
  • Purchase of medical related equipment to help a local family
  • Purchase of computer equipment to support a disabled student
  • Donation of hampers to EDCCA Food Bank for distribution to local households needing support.
  • Supporting and organising the Carols in the Marketplace Christmas Carol Concert.

As you can doubtless see, even in difficult years, Easingwold Lions get heavily involved in supporting our local community and we intend to keep doing so well into the future. Indeed expect to see more of us in 2023! Hence our motto – WE SERVE!

If you or your organisation would like to apply for help from your local Lions Club, please consider contacting us.  If you would like to join us in the work we are doing for Easingwold & Villages please let us know.



Recycling Glasses & Hearing aids

We have been collected glasses which are sorted and sent overseas to help those with sight problems have free access to spectacles so they can see clearly again. So far we have collected over 1000 pairs.

Find our donation bins in the Easingwold Library and Long St Coop store

We can also recycle hearing aids for use abroad where those who are deaf but have no access them.





Lions and Easingwold District Community Care Association  (EDCCA) working together

We are supporting local people with medical issues with much needed equipment to make their lives better. Please contact us to see if we can help you.


Recent examples of our work in our Local Community

Recently members of Easingwold and District Lions and their new mascot presented a cheque of £350 to Kurt's Club.

Easingwold and District Lions Club - “ WE SERVE “

A recent history of the club encompasses the many and varied charitable support activities carried out by its membership past and present in Easingwold and surrounding villages.

Primary School/ Junior School High Visibility Vests.

Town and Village Heart Defibrillator Matching Funding

Easingwold Lions have always supported the installation of defibrillators in our local community. The can be and indeed have been a life saver!

We have been matchfunding the cost of defibrillators in many of our local villages since 2014 and recently were patners match funding four such devices in Easingwold together with the Town Council and our local Freinds of St Monicas Hospital. 

In addition under the direction of Lion John Sutherland we provide a free training package to all interested communities who have a defibrillator Installation or other groups and organisations who would like the training.


Christmas Activities



Santa’s Sleigh“ The ever increasing popularity of this Lion’s Celebration of Christmas now takes the sleigh around Easingwold and nineteen villages in our area over a period of twenty days or so and provides a major source of our funding.

Our annual Carols in the Market Place with the added provision of hot food and drinks is our way of thanking the whole community for its support throughout the year. 2022 was the 42th such celebration.

Riding for the Disabled BBQ


We provide support and our barbecue at The Riding for Disabled Annual Gymkhana and to residents and their families at Springhill Court.


















In addition to funding these annual projects and events we of course provide funding on individual application ‘one off‘ basis to individuals, families, and community projects. We aim to use all the money raised in the community to be put back into the same local community.

We also assist at Duncombe Park Steam Fayre and the Huby and Sutton show. We  also helped with the Toy Run and Easter Egg run in Easingwold which sees over 300 motorcycles come to the town. This raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other local charities.

100th Birthdays

It is customary for Lions to present a bouquet to any residents who reach 100 years of age. Lion Peter Coomer had the pleasure to do just that on the 12th October to Lesley Wagstaff. She has had an illustrious career and was the first ever officer in the RAF. She is still active today and enjoys doing crosswords. The photo shows Lesley receiving her bouquet from Peter.





Diabetes Testing and World in Sight Day

In 2019 we worked with SilverstarUK to bring free diabetes testing to Easingwold. We also hosted York MySight and K Mayln opticians to promote good eye health for World Sight Day. Over 50 people were tested for diabetes and it was so popular we are going to run the event again now the pandemic has receded.




Working together to give service

We worked with Easingwold District Community Care Association and our Local Community Pioneer at Easingwold Co-op to host a BBC Radio York cake and a cuppa event on Yorkshire Day. 

The event was a great success. Numerous delicious cakes were donated, over a hundred cups of teas served and new friendships were forged. We hope to do it all again next year. 






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