Goodbye from Falmouth & Penryn Lions Club


It is with regret and sadness that we have to report that Falmouth & Penryn Lions Club is no more. After more than 40 years of service to the people of Falmouth & Penryn, a mixture of advancing age and reducing numbers led the remaining members to the conclusion that we should formally close the club, which we did with effect from the end of June 2017.

Below there is a summary of some of our more recent activities. Our last activity as a group was with the Diabetes Awareness at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Miscellaneous activities

Part of our work is in making donations to 'good causes' within the area (and often a little further). Recently this has included a contribution to the Sea Cadets (TS Robert Hichens) to assist with unglamorous recurrent costs, and also to Falmouth Rugby Club's Youth section to assist in the purchase of warm-up jackets. We've also given to the Seafarers charity, and given a tree to Penryn's display of Christmas lights. We used to provide a tree and decoration for All Saints Church's Christmas Tree Festival but when it moved to the Princess Pavilions somehow we were overlooked.

Thanks to the generosity of Asda shoppers we collected enough foodstuff to pack over 40 bags for distribution to people who would benefit from something extra at the Christmas period. We also collected at Asda and at Lidls for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

As usual we organise a lunch for one of the senior citizen clubs in Penryn.

Falmouth organised late night shopping on Thursday nights in the run-up to Christmas. We were on hand to dispense bacon butties to cold (wet) and hungry shoppers, to sustain them through this difficult period.

Easter Eggs

Our Easter Eggs found their way to the following select group of hostelries, restaurants and clubs in the local area: Thisty Scholar, Seven Stars and King's Arms, all in Penryn, Wood Lane Social Club, Seaview Inn, and the Falmouth Golf Club in Falmouth, Halfway House in Rame, Punchbowl and Ladle in Feock and Red Lion in Mawnan Smith. The winner must have a serious commitment to chocolate (or lots of friends). This year we raised over £1300 which is being distributed between Cornwall hospices and local charities.

Charity Trust 2016

In July, out-going Lions President Chris Spink presented cheques totalling £3000 to the beneficiaries of the Charity Trust account, which include:

Youth projects

  • Cricket Festival
  • Sea Cadets Minibus

General Community projects

  • Penryn Federation,
  • OAP Outing
  • Foodbank,
  • Holiday for a local family

Health & Welfare projects

Royal Cornwall Show

Local Lions Clubs run a diabetes awareness marquee at the show. Besides helping identify individuals who may have raised (or lowered) sugar levels, it's also good to talk to many who are living with diabetes and chatting to them about how important it is to identify symptoms early. It really emphasises how worthwhile this activity is.

at the Royal Cornwall Show


We regularly assist with the Santa Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, as well as the Moonlight Memory Walk (Children's Hospice South West), the St Nazaire commemoration, the Falmouth Carnival, the Penryn Carnival, among others.

We're always involved when Rowland's Fair opens its doors to deserving chlldren and young people when they are in Falmouth. It's one of our most rewarding tasks.


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