These are our long term projects


Hastings Half Marathon

Our largest fund raising project which was first run in 1984. Please to go to the Hastings Half marathon website. For further detail please call Eric Hardwick on 01424 436030 or


Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, however it is an initiative that we at Hastings Lions have taken to and recognise as a means of fulfilling our motto “We Serve”.

This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.

Bottles are available at Conquest Hospital, many pharmacies and doctors surgeries in Hastings and St Leonards. If you are having difficulty getting a bottle please contact 

To date Hastings Lions have distributed over 25,000 bottles across East Sussex.

Used Spectacle and Used Hearing Aids Project

We actively collect used spectacles and used hearing aids which we send to our colleagues at Chichester Lions Club who co-ordinate the national scheme. We have spectacle bins in Wilson Wilson & Hancock and Specsavers in Hastings, also at LG Optics at Castleham Industrial Estate and the hearing department at Conquest Hospital where you can deposit your old specs and hearing aids.


If you have any old specs or professional sight equipment you would like to donate please call Andrew Colthurst on 01424 426315 or email


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