Arthritis Action Group at in Wollaton

Do you have arthritis? Join us at an Arthritis Action Group to meet others living with arthritis, discuss experiences and share tips. The group is friendly and welcoming. We also welcome a range of speakers and discuss various elements of self-management. Upcoming topics include keeping active with arthritis, healthy eating and nutrition and self-management.

We meet at St Mary’s Church, Wollaton Park, Wollaton Hal Drive, NG8 1AF

Upcoming dates are 30th Jan, 5th March and 9th April. All meetings are 2-4pm.

To find out more and to book your place, please contact us 0203 781 7120 or


Marie Curie Collection

Yet again Lion Alan and his family were out in force to help us collect for The Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal helping us to raise over £600!

Thanks to all who supported us.

Library In a Box

Thanks to Bramcote School we have,once again, been able to donate 75 boxes of books to Minster Lions Club, York for their Library in a Box scheme in Sri Lanka.

Pictured are members of both Clubs loading upthe books at the start of their journey!


Beeston Memory Cafe.

As a result of the Friendship Walk at Attenborough Nature Reserve a cheque for £170 was handed over to Karen Bennett reprsenting the Memory Cafe.


Lincs/Notts AirAmbulance

Thanks to the Pubs and Clubs who suppoted our Giant Easter Egg raffle, Lion President Peter was able to hand over a cheque for £1178 to Sue Taylor representing the charity.



        Thanks to the people of Beeston we collected a fantastic £501.22!             Thankyou to everyone who donated!

.Lion Alan was ably asssited by his grandchildren                 



Lion President presenting cheque for £100 to the Memory Cafe, Middle Street . Beeston .The cafe is a safe , friendly place where people with dementia and those who support them can meet twice a month. Sessions include social activites,information and the opportunity to meet and get to know new people.



Wow! FANTASTIC! Lion Anne Stafford you did a brilliant job encouraging the Lions of District 105E to donate to your chosen charity - The MS Society. Together with Lions Theresa Walker, Anne Simons Anne Barker and Pete Barker we presented a cheque for £11,029.30. The look on Caroline Kews face as she was handed the the cheque was amazing!!! Funds go towards the MS help line for the East Midlands and to send those with ME on short breaks or activities.



Zone H Presentation Evening.

Zone H held their recent meeting at The Ear Foundation building in Lenton, Nottingham. They were met there by CEO Sue Archbold PhD and her husband Brian, along with Jo Collinson Fundraising Coordinator.

Sue gave an inspiring insight into the work of The Ear Foundation and its development since its conception in in 1989. The Ear Foundation, having brought cochlear implants for children to the UK now provides services which bridge the gap between the clinics where these exciting technologies are fitted and the local community where they are used in everyday life. The new building , only recently opened is equipped with the most up to date equipment and their vision is for deaf children, young people and adults to have the opportunity to hear, communicate and develop spoken language using the latest technological interventions including hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone conducting hearing implants and assistive devices such as FM Systems.

A cheque for £5000 was handed over to by 1stVDG Balvinder on behalf of the Clubs in the zone –Nottingham West, Radcliffe on Trent, Vale of Belvoir, Notts/Derbys Hemlockstone and also from Coningsby and Tattersall. The group were then given a tour of the centre and were able to see the new facilities and its Sound Space - Hearing Technologies Room – and see there, the most up to date equipment now available to those who use the services there.

The monies donated by the Zone will go towards enhancing the adult resources at the centre.

For more information about the Ear Foundation go to:-

Pictured are Lions representing Nottingham West, Vale of Belvoir and Notts/ Derbys Hemlockstone




Over the past twelve months the Club has supported a range of local initiatives and individuals including local Scout and Guide groups, PASIC, Nottingham Search and Rescue, taken 100 children to Ashby Statutes, provided local communities with support for Christmas activities, organised and sponsored Stapleford Carnival, supported a youth football team in the District Tournament, Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie collection and assisted a local nurse to travel to work in Nepal.

Below are just some of the other projects undertaken by the Club.

Marie Curie Cancer Care



Lions Clubs International provides unrivalled support for sight programmes and services within local communities across the world. Projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight, improve eye health and benefit eye care have been an essential part of the work of Lions clubs across the world for nearly 100 years.

It was in 1925 when Helen Keller, the inspirational deaf-blind campaigner, challenged Lions to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”. Responding to this challenge continues in a range of sight related projects undertaken by Lions Clubs International British Isles & Ireland at home, and in support of communities overseas.



We need your old glasses and hearing aids to recycle and distribute around the world! In the last two years we collected and dispatched over 4000 pairs and dispatched them to Chichester Lions Club where they are sorted and then distributed around the globe toEye Camps and Eye Hospitals run by Lions Clubs International and other charity groups supported by them.

Learn more at:-

Local collection boxes are to be found at:

West Point Pharmacy Chilwell, Worsley Pharmacy High Road Chilwell.

Dovecote House Wollaton Road Beeston

Grewel’s Chemist Chilwell Road Beeston.

Borrawash Harware

Michael Browns Shoe Repairs Stapleford

Stapleford Care Centre

Breeston Optician








For several years we have supported the local Air Ambulance with our Easter Egg Raffle.

Find our large eggs dotted around the area in local pubs and Clubs and win a large Easter Egg!


Guide Dogs

We are supporting Jane Hall , wife of District Governor Alan, with her appeal to raise funds for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Appeal. We have on sale a Cryptic Quiz Sheet - price £1 -  all proceeds to be given to theis appeal. To purcahse a copy please contact any of our members.




This simple but effective scheme provides vulnerable people or people living on their own with vital life saving information in a common place, the fridge, where it can easily be found in the event of an emergency at home where time really does matter.

Message In A Bottle is a simple, effective way of informing the emergency services about the medical history of the person they are helping by having the details in a small plastic bottle in their fridge at home. Patients who might be vulnerable because they live alone or have a medical condition are encouraged to take part in the free scheme run by

Lions Club International MD 105.

This information is also useful, for example, when an ambulance crew briefs the hospital Emergency Department staff about a patient.

For more information about where these are available please contact

Lion Secretary Peter Shingler









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