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We are proud to announce that we donated £200 to each of 5 local foodbanks

Open Door Church (shown right)

Kettering Community Unit

 Highfield Support Group (Kelly Mercer)

Johnny's Happy Place

Kettering Foodbank (Horsemarket)


The Covid crisis has highlighted the vital role that IT plays in modern life, including directly within education. Kettering Lions recognise this and decided to donate IT laptops to local schools so that their pupils would have increased access to devices which would help them develop in this essential field. We provided 3 laptops (9 total) to each of Grange, Greenfields and St Andrews Primary Schools. The headteachers were very grateful for these donations and stressed the benefit this will provide to pupils. We are in turn very grateful for a discounted price for the devices from PC World.

Photo above right is Lion Chris Clark  presenting 3 laptops to  the Headmaster at St Andrew’s Primary School. Photo below is Lions President Mike Walsh delivering to the Headmaster at Grange Primary Academy.  Below, Mike Walsh and Malcolm Harris presented 3 laptops to The headmistress and pupils at Greenfields



Kettering Lions were recently very pleased to be able to respond to a request for help from Kettering General Intensive Care Unit (ICU) .  The nurses, doctors and other staff working in the ICU need to take a break every two hours in order to rehydrate, partly due to the issues wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They have to pay for their own drinks during these breaks and were looking for support to provide refreshments.  We were very happy to supply support to the amount of £200 in order for the ICU team to purchase refreshments and help them in their invaluable work.


Kettering Lions Giant Easter Egg Raffle.  Congratulations to these lucky recipients of our Giant Easter Eggs,William(The Park House) plus Libby & Phebe(The Wayfarers).William,an athlete in strict training,decided to donate his to the nurses of the Centenary Wing,Kettering General Hospital,shown with their well deserved egg.
 Due to the current situation some pubs & Clubs May not yet have made their draws  but will no doubt do so when they re-open.Our thanks once again go to them & their customers for their continued support



Kettering and District Lions presented the Green Patch with a cheque for £300. They are a local organisation in Valley Walk who do a great deal to provide access to horticulture and the open air for the local community. The money will be used to improve the duck pond on site. They  will be purchasing an electric filtering pump and creating a rockery waterfall, plus a planting programme and a new shelter for very spoilt ducks!

Kettering & District Lions recently held their annual Community Grant Scheme awards presentation evening. This years awards saw a record number of applications, and the Lions Service Team had the very difficult task of choosing the successful recipients. At the presentation, Lions enjoyed hearing more information about each of the 6 groups/organisations that had been successfully awarded £500 each through the annual scheme, and more details about what they planned to spend the money on. Our president Roy Burrows presented the cheques to the following successful applications : Action for Asperger’s, 23rd Kettering (Clover Hill) Scout Group, C2C Social, Kettering Amateur Swimming Club, Accommodation Concern and Kettering & District Stroke Group. See our facebook page for more information


Shake, rattle and roll..... a very enjoyable evening was had by Kettering & District Lions, family and friends as they held their annual Beetle Drive.
Lions enjoyed delicious baked potatoes and fillings, and the raffle on the night raised £90.
Kettering Lions always value social events and are just as enjoyable as those involving helping the community via fundraising or direct assistance.

Kettering & District Lions were delighted to be chosen as the winner of the recent Kettering Soup event.  The club won £120 and had a further £20 donation given to them at the event.
The event, hosted by Kettering Voluntary Network, is a creative and tasty community fundraiser, where everyone is invited to join the event to enjoy a bowl of delicious soup and bread (maybe a sticky bun too), and receive presentations from 4 local good causes about projects they are seeking support for. In exchange for a minimum donation of £5 (kids go free), people enjoy a bowl of tasty home-made soup, wholesome bread and a vote. All of the £5 donations go into the kitty, and all of those who have made a donation, vote on which project they favour best.
The organisation with the most votes gets the kitty - which Kettering & District Lions were delighted to receive!
This money will be put towards their Glideaway beds project; which are special beds for relatives of people in Palliative care wards at Kettering General Hospital.
Kettering Lions are hard at work fundraising to hopefully raise enough money to purchase 6 specialist beds which cost £695 + vat per bed.
 ‘A lot of work has gone into making it fun’ ‘Thanks Kettering Lions for all their hard work’.
These are just a few of the positive comments Kettering & District Lions received from very happy guests at our FREE Pensioners Tea Party
Guests were   entertained by the wonderful Hugh Beynon, who got the guests singing along to old favourites and even dancing. All enjoyed a few rounds of Bingo.
Thanks to Karen at Tesco's for helping out on the day and providing Jammie Dodgers and Tesco's and Morrison's for providing a gift voucher for food.

Easter Egg Raffle 2019

Eggcellent amount raised from our GIANT Easter egg raffle - £3,496!!

Huge thanks goes to all the 40+ venues that raffled an egg for us. Our thanks also to the people who bought the tickets.
The money raised helps us hold our annual Community Grant Scheme, where we give grants up to £500 to local charities, clubs and organisations, as well as helping other local causes.


Kettering & District Lions Club have donated £375 to Highfield Barnes Youth Club to fund a recent trip to Wicksteed’s Park where the older children used the “Clip 'n Climb facility.In the Summer holidays, our donation will help pay for a visit to the Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre at Glendon near Kettering. Where they can experience scouting activities such as; cooking their own food on an open fire, archery and a challenging obstacle course.

Highfield Barnes... Youth Club, which started 17 years ago, is run by Kelly Mercer.
There are currently 28 boys and girls aged 4 to 12, who meet weekly in the community centre on the Highfields estate. The club does not receive any grants or financial help, and the modest subs they collect have to be used to pay the charge to use the centre.
During the year, Kelly organises trips out for the children to a zoo, or the seaside, and appeals for help to pay for a coach, and the admission charges.

Lion Malcolm Harris presented YLIS ( Young Leaders In Service) certificates to three of nine police cadets who were due to receive them for completion of either 100 or 50 volunteer hours work in the local community over a 12 month period.
Participation in this scheme is open to all 11 to 18 year olds (years 7 to 13) giving their free time helping others with any number of simple tasks such as walking a sick neighbours dog to more energetic events such as planting trees to help our environment. The nationally recognised certificates can then be used to support an application for full or part time work or entrance to a college or university providing additional information about the individuals ability to ‘go the extra mile’.
Congratulations go to all those individuals who completed this challenge.
If you know a potential ‘young leader’ who  would be interested in participating in this scheme please send an email or text to Kettering & District  Lions for more information. (see Contacts section)
Cransley Hospice held their fundraising fun race 10k and half marathon in September raising over £25000. Kettering Lions helped support the event by providing Marshalling on the half marathon secton. Congratulations to everyone who ran on the day and we very much enjoyed supporting and encouraging and are very pleased that so much was raised for this very worth cause.

Another 4000 pairs of spectacles on their way to Chichester Lions for sorting prior to their journey to France for grading. Their final destinations are developing countries where they are much needed and appreciated. Many thanks to all those who kindly donated their used spectacles. Many thanks to all the opticians in the area for taking part (Local Specsavers, Vision Express, Boots(shown below), Kettering Library, Fuller Team Rooms, Morrisons,ASDA, Cransley HospiceShop). We are also grateful to parcelforce for delivering free of charge.



 Kettering Lions had a great time at Burton Latimer's annual Duck race, telling people about the important work that the Kettering Lions club does for the local community (we're always looking for new members), and running a tombola stall and kids lucky dip stand which raised £106.50. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported our stall on the day.
 Kettering Lions Support Cransley. In May Lion Keith Ogley, with the support of Kettering Lions Club, successfully completed the Waendel walk and raised £300 in sponsorship for Cransley Hospice
Kettering Lions are pleased to have been able help out the worthy cause which is Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Thanks to Morrisons and its generous customers for donating whilst we donned our Daffodil hats on 28/02,01/03,02/03

Our 46th Charter Evening was Celebrated at The Masonic Hall, Kettering, we hope that all who attended had an enjoyable evening, good food, good company and good entertainment, provided by Lincoln Noel, who, if you are given a chance you should go and see. We would like to say thankyou to Darren Garley Catering and his team for a lovely meal and their help with setting up the room.

During the eveningDistrict Governer Chris Burrows presented 3 of our Lions with long service awards, they are from the left of the picture, Malcolm Harris, Peter Dyson and far right George Potter.


Kettering & District Lions club would like to thank everybody who donated money to our Santa’s Sleigh collections in Gold Street, Tesco and around several estates in Kettering and Barton Seagrave. Your generosity totalled £4040, which was spent on donations to those local charities, which provided hot meals to the homeless over Christmas, and to the food bank to supplement their food parcels for the needy. It also funded a party for children with special needs and mobility problems.
We would like to thank the Toller Church and Tesco for their help, and the Friends of the Lions for helping us with the collections, with a special mention for the Police Cadets who help us every year, for which we are very grateful.

KGH Centenary Wing

Kettering & District Lions club have donated £1000 to support the staff team of the cancer care unit at KGH who are raising money for a £21,400 state-of-the-art machine. This will place a catheter into patient’s veins for chemotherapy treatment,

using ultrasound to scan the size of the veins, and this will halve the time from 50 minutes to 25, during what can be a very stressful time in the patients lives.

The staff, and their friends and family have arranged a fund raising challenge every month for a year, starting with a sponsored slim, using a weighbridge for their total weight. Our club are very proud to suppor this worthy cause.

We were pleased to be able to help the British Legion with their Poppy Appeal in November. Many thanks to the kind people of Kettering for their kind donations to this worth cause. Thanks also go to Morrisons supermarket for allowing us to collect in their store in Kettering.


Lion Narendra & his wife Saroj recently visited Johnny's Happy Place in Kettering where meals are provided for the homeless. Here they are presenting much needed ingredients to the value of £100 to Johnny's mother & sister.

 Kettering General Hospital Childrens Wards - Kettering Lions sponsor visiting magicians.


The club made a donation of £600 to POD Children's Charity, to provide sessions of magic & fun for children in Kettering General Hospital, in the photo from left are, Lion President Malcolm Harris, Matthew Garrett ( magician), Trisha Brigden (Play specialist at Kettering General Hospital) & Lion Keith Ogley. Malcolm Harris "I was really impressed by Mathew's performance, as he really entertains the kids who loved every minute and he ensured that they all had a balloon animal at the finish. "



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  About the Club 

Kettering Lions are a friendly and active club with enthusiastic members. Kettering  Lions Club  always strives to fulfil the aims and objectives of Lions Clubs worldwide, which is for members to provide comfort and assistance to people less fortunate than themselves.

  The club welcomes men and women from all walks of life and has recently recruited several new members. As well as undertaking fundraising events Kettering Lions organise outings and events for the local community, including the much enjoyed Christmas parties for deserving Adults and Children. Summer events include a summer tea party for the elderly, adult summer disco, raffle collection (partly to raise money for the Air Ambulance), summer Family Fun Day and a fundraising 'race night'.

Please see the Contact Us  section (or call 0845 833 5862) for details of how to get in touch, would like to make a donation, and/or would like more information about Kettering Lions and joining our friendly club

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"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito..."
Eastern Philosophy

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