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How we fund it

Every Penny Counts

Unlike most other charitable organisations, our rules prevent us from using any  money raised from the public to pay for our Club running costs. Instead all of our members pay a small subscription (around  £60-£70 per year).

Why we raise funds

The main purpose of the Club is to support the local community in which we are based (in and around Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood). Our 'What We Do' page gives a lot more details of the kinds of  support and the activities this means. We need to raise funds so that we can carry out these activities.  Over the last few years we have raised funds in a number of ways. Click the links below for more information.

Christmas Sleigh Race Nights with a difference
Online donations Fetes and Carnivals
Collections at Asda  

Online Donations

With the current pandemic fundraising events are difficult if not impossible. You can still help us by donating online via one of the following methods.

Donations can be made via


where you can also fund raise on our behalf

Or via






A Race Night With a Difference

Fancy something a bit different for your fund raiser or social event or party? We can run our Race Night with a Difference for you. For a reasonable donation (reduced rate for charities) we can provide the racetrack, the horses, the Tote and an MC for the night. All you have to provide is the venue and the punters. Contact Simon on 07792 047546 or to book this fantastic event.

 Most recently we raised over £600 for the Meriden Adventure Playgorund Association (MAPA) with onbly 38 people attending and previous events have raised over £1,000 with as few as 50 guests. The picture below shows the 'Jerry Cans' which can turn the dirtiest of water into clean water for drinking.


ASDA Collections and Awareness events

ASDA generously allow us to promote Lions health campaigns and collect to support Lions' activities on four occasions throughout the year in their Chelmsley Wood store.

Thank you ASDA for allowing us to collect over £1100 for good causes during the last year.









Christmas Collections

For the last 35 years or so Marston Green & District Lions have taken Santa round the streets of Chelmsley Wood and Marston Green bringing a smile to many a child's (and adult's) face and raising much needed funds that enable us to help the local community.

Santa on his sleigh 2014 with towing vehicle provided by TC Cars who also loaned us a vehicle for 2015 thru 2017.

A big thank you to the people of Chelmsley Wood and Marston Green who have helped us collect around £100,000 over the last 40 years

Christmas 2019 - £4,000

Christmas 2018 - £4,500

Christmas 2017 - £3,500

Christmas 2016 - £4,000

Christmas 2015 - £3,580

Christmas 2014 - £3,250

Christmas 2013 - £3,300

Christmas 2012 - £3,100

Christmas  2011 - £3,200

Christmas 2010 - £3,000

Fetes and Carnivals

Throughout the summer months we can be found at various fetes and carnivals providing  a selection of games of chance - see below - raising money to support our service activities. Please see our Calendar for dates

Pick a Key                 Roll a Dice                Teddy Bear Tombola



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