June 19.  Another outing for our candy floss stall at Newton Flotman Primary schools Midsummer Madness Fete.

May 19.  This month we attended the Brundall Boat Show with our candy floss stall.  We provided car parking for the Take That concert on our football car park at Lower Clarence Road.

April 19.  We had a talk and demostration of instruments from the charity Musical Keys and donated £300.  This month we had Easter Egg Draws in several local pubs and businesses which raised over £500 for Big 'C' and our Ploughman's Quiz at Mulbarton Village Hall raised over £400 so a cheque for £1000 was sent to Big 'C' the Norfolk and Waveney Cancer Charity.

March 19.  This month we had an interesting presentation from Professor David Broadway on Glaucoma and a cheque for £1000 was presented to David for Glaucoma Research.  £100 given to the Lions Spot Camera project. £500 was donated via LCIF to the Malawi disaster in Africa.

February 19. We had an interesting talk by Alliona from the Norwich Deaf Association and presented her with a cheque for £300. Also this month donations of £500 were made to Time (Norfolk) and the Norwich Samaratins.

January 19.  £426 donated to Sight Savers, £100 donated to Finnbar's Force.  We had a pleasant Sunday morning ten-pin bowling followed by a Sunday carvery at Glen Lodge, Bawburgh.

December 18.  £400 donated to Cavell Day Care Centre, Swardeston towards their Christmas lunches for the elderly attending their day care.  £400 donated to Leonard Cheshire, East Carleton towards the Christmas festivities for their residents.  Members attended Bawbugh Kings Head for a Christmas lunch.

November 18.  We attended two firework displays with our candy floss stalls, one at Mulbarton Scouts and one at Brundall Primary School. At the end of the month we attended Newton Flotman School Christmas Fayre and on the same day Ashleigh School Wymondham Christmas Fayre with candy floss. £250 to Red Balloon charity in Norwich to pay for coach to take children to Cromer.

October 18.  £600 donated to Mulbarton School towards computers for children with special needs. £200 donated to Mulbarton Scouts towards new hand driers for their washrooms.  President gave a talk to the Arthritis Ring Group at Hethersett about Lions, how it started and what Lions do around the world.

September 18.  Fund raising committee set up to look at possible ways to put on future events with a difference to raise money. At the end of the month we had a Sunday morning walk in the Reepham area followed by Sunday lunch at The Kings Arms in reepham.  Two members attended a Finnbar's Force charity event at Hethersett to help at their charity event.

August 18. Large box of used spectacles sent off to be prepared for use in third world countries. We have collection bins in most local surgeries for people to put their used spectacles in.

July 18.  Hethersett District Lions Club has been supporting charities and local good causes within the local community for the last 43yrs.  New legislation has made it necessary to register our club as a charity.  We have now been registered and are now known as Hethersett District Lions Club (CIO),  Registered charity number 1179036.

June 18.  A year ago we rented an allotment from Mulbarton Parish Council and split into sections so that pensioners who didn't want the task of managing a large plot to be able to grow a few vegetables.  It was slow to get off the ground but a year on things are going/growing well.  We had a Sunday morning of archery recently followed by a BBQ.  We attended Newton Flotman School's Midsummer Madness with our candy floss stall.

May 18. We are lucky to have the use of a companies car park for use at Norwich City FC home games and one of the conditions is that we donate £500 to their annual chosen charity.  This year it was 'The Hamlet Centre' a Norwich based charity.  Thank you for continuing to place your used spectacles in the bins placed in local surgeries, on average we collect over 200 pairs of used spectacles a month that are processed and sent to third world countries.

April 18.  In the run up to Easter we had seven Easter eggs placed in local businesses and pubs to raise money for East Anglia's children's Hospices (EACH) Nook Appeal.  We thank the businesses who took part and the people who contributed to the raffles that made £618.25. Our annual 'Ploughman's Quiz Night' at Mulbarton Village Hall was well attended and raised after expenses £538.05. Thank you to local businesses who donated raffle prizes to help make thia a successful event.  The money from the Easter eggs and from the quiz were added together and rounded up to £1200 which was sent off to EACH.

March 18.  At our Monday meeting we had an interesting talk by Diane Lambert from the SENSE Charity telling us about the wonderful work they do for children born deaf/blind and we presented Diane with £300 towards their valuable work.

February 18.  £200 was donated to Cystic Fibrosis Trust via a local girl who is running the London Marathon to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Members and their families attended a Sunday morning ten pin bowling session followed by Sunday lunch at Glen Lodge, Bawburgh.  Our President Rodney Davis braved the 'Beast from the East' on February 28th to attend the Lions Centenary Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace hsted by HRH The Countess of Wessex, Patron of the Lions Club of the British Isles.

January18.  It was brought to our attention that a local disabled boy has had his special tricycle that he is transported about on was stolen and badly damaged by vandals. The local Co-op store in Mulbarton had a fundraising week and Archant the local press has set up a fundraising page to try and raise £5000 to replace the equipment.  We have donated £500 towards this. Anyone who wishes to donate money towards this can do so by visiting the link below.

December17.   The charity 'Sightsavers' which works to treat and prevent avoidable blindness until the end of December any donations made to them would be matched by the UK Government so we have donated £500 which gives them £1000.  On Sunday 16th members and their partners got together for a Christmas lunch at the 'Bird in Hand' at Wreningham.  It was an excellent meal enjoyed by all and a good start to  the festive season.  An opportunity now to wish any readers a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.  

November17.  Each year our president picks a charity of his choice that we give a one off donation  to. This year the chosen charity is 'A Gift for Living' and £1000 has been donated.  As Christmas is looming we decided to help both the Leonard cheshire Home at East Carleton and the Edith Cavell Day Care Centre at Swardeston by donating £400 to each of them to help with their Christmas activities..

October 2017.  On Sunday 15th we had a social outing to Reepham. We did a circular walk stopping at Whitwell Station for morning coffee and finished up back at The Kings Arms in Reepham for Sunday lunch.

September 2017.  £500 sent to our Lions Clubs International Foundation to assist with their relief work following the hurricanes in the Carribean. Local cyclist sponsored for the Yorkshire 55 mile race to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.

August 2017.  Jenna Ventiani from the Alzheimer's Society attended our first meeting of the month and gave an interesting presentation on Alzheimer's and the various types of dementia. We made a donation of £1000 to the Alzheimer's Society.  It was brought to our attention about a Mulbarton couple who got married and donated their wedding gift money to the SOS Bus in Norwich to remember their nephew Lee who was knocked over and died whilst walking home from Norwich.  They felt a different outcome may have taken place had the SOS Bus been in the city on that night. As a club we felt that the SOS Bus does a valuable job helping youngsters who require help after enjoying the city nightlife so we made a donation of £500 to help with their running costs.

July 2017.  We visited the Humbleyard Vinery for a tour of the vineyards where we learnt about how the vines are managed and the types of grapes grown for the various wines they produce. This of course led to a tasting of all the different wines they produce along with refreshments. We had an enjoyable evening and thoroughly recommend a visit.

June 2017.  On the 11th June we held a Centenary Tea Party at the Mulbarton Scout Headquaters to celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs. It went very well and much cake was eaten,  We held a raffle to raise money for the Scouts which made £162 for them. Socially we had an enjoyable Sunday morning of archery followed by Sunday lunch at  White Lodge Attleborough.

May 2017.  We have taken on an allotment in Mulbarton that we will divide into smaller plots for anyone who might be interested in growing a few vegetables etc. It is aimed at retired peole who feel that a large allotment would be too big to manage.   We will cover cost of allotment hire.  £500 was donated to the Hamlet Centre in Norwich from our carpark takings at Lower Clarence Road.

April 2017.  Over Easter we did the draws for our Easter egg raffles and the seven eggs we had placed locally raised £518 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) Nook Appeal.

March 2017.  This month we placed our Easter eggs in local pubs and businesses to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices 'Nook' appeal.  At the end of the month we held our annual Ploughman's Quiz Night at Mulbarton Village Hall to raise money for the Clare School in Norwich. The Clare School is a Specialist 'Physical and Sensory' Complex Needs School for pupils from 3 to 19 years of age.  It was a successful night and we raised £700 which was presented to Gavin Thorpe from the school.  

February 2017. Several bookings for Candy Floss coming in from local Schools and organisations. this year is the Lions Centenary Year and several local clubs around this area have got together to fund a Sensory Room for young children at the NNUH (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital). The project is costing around £7000 and the cost spread across the clubs involved, our donation being £500.

January 2017. A Happy New Year to all. Time to order Easter eggs for our Easter Egg Raffles in local pubs and businesses. This year the proceeds will be donated to the EACH Nook Appeal. Our annual Ploughmans Quiz will be held on March 31st at Mulbarton Village Hall, teams of up to six people, £7/head to include Ploughman's supper, bar and raffle. Proceeds from this night will go to the Clare School in Norwich who are building a Hydro Therapy Pool for their disabled pupils. 

December 2016. Christmas has come round once again and we were pleased to Donate £400 to the Edith Cavell Day Care Centre to help with their Christmas dinners and presents for their elderly attendees. The Leonard Cheshire Foundation at The Grove, East Carleton also received £400 to help with their Christmas festivities.

November 2016 £500 received from Chichester Lions Club who deal with the used spectacles we collect. Any metal specs that may be missing lenses or damaged are sold for scrap, a fund is available to Lions Clubs throughout the UK who are helping any sight related projects to ask for a donation. We matched the £500 and donated £1000 to the NNAB (Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind) who are turning an unused bathroom into a Spa Therapy Room. 

October 2016. We had an interesting presentation from Special Olympics (Norfolk) on how theyprovide training and competition for people across Norfolk of all ages with intellectual disabilities.  We donated £300 to help their activities. £500 was sent to LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) to help with the Haiti hurricane disaster. 

September 2016.  At our first meeting of the month we had an interesting presentation from Age UK (Norfolk) to which we made a donation of £300.  We also had a club visit from the new District Governor Nigel Folkard and his wife Marion. Nigel updated us what is happening nationally and internationally in Lions.  His wife Marion has an appeal raising money during Nigel's year in office for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, we wish her well and hope to support her with a donation later in the year.

August 2016. Local Mulbarton couple doing the Big Bad Bikeride in Yorkshire to raise money for Friedreichs Ataxia that affects many people. We agreed to sponsor them £200. Lions International responded giving help to the terrible earthquake in Italy.  We donated £500 to the LCIF (Lions Clubs  International Foundation) who attend and help all disasters throughout the world.

July 2016.  Enquiry from the Norfolk Resilience Forum asking if Lions would be able to help in case of a local emergency. Details passed on to District Governor to se if it is feasible for Lions to get involved and what they would be able to offer in support.

June 2016. We had a presentation on the work of the Hamlet Centre in Norwich and donated £500 to help them with their work. Outgoing District Governor and his wife Evylen visited us updating us on what is happening in the Lions community. 

May 2016. On 9th we had an interesting talk from the Norwich Deaf Society and donated £300 to them. We sponsored Lion Jim Cawte and his wife £200 for their epic journey up to John o'Groats, down to Land's End  and back to Wymondham in a vintage Royal Mail van raising money for thre Nook Appeal (EACH).

April2016. April 1st saw our Ploughman's Quiz take place at Mulbarton Village Hall, it was a successful evening with 14 teams taking part.  Profit from the evening was £671.91 which is added to the £586.39 from the Easter eggs, making a total of £1258.30 to be donated to Big 'C'. Thanks to all who took part in our fund raising activities making this possible. At our first meeting this month we had a presentation by Emily from NANSA (Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association) and we donated £300 to this worthy cause.

March 2016. Easter egg draws took place and £586.39 was collected from the proceeds for Big 'C'. First Steps Playgroup in Hethersett were seeking assistance with their expenses to keep their head above water.  We were pleased to donate £150 to cover their insurance for the next year. They have increased their numbers now and are operating a worthy successful service for the youngsters.


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