Club News

Father Christmas Float 2022

We are in the process of getting the float ready for this Christmas.
The first outing is on 5th December and we will be out most days until 24th December, including visits to Colyford, Colyton, Seaton, Axmouth and Beer together with statics at Tesco and The Square, Seaton.

We are always looking for new members and helpers to assist with the float and our other projects.

Seaton Community Hospital Radio Presentation.

The Seaton & District Lions Club this week presented a high quality radio to Seaton Community Hospital

The Seaton & District Lions Club this week (19.10.2012) presented a high quality radio to Seaton Community Hospital to be used by their visually impaired patients during their stay in the hospital.

The donation by the Lions was made as part of the British Wireless for the Blind Funds hospital radio project to provide modified audio equipment to blind or partially sighted people admitted to hospital for a typical stay of 5 -7 days.

Existing hospital bedside entertainment systems often rely on the patient being able to see and select options from a flat touch screen.

These radios are specially adapted by BWBF to meet the needs of the people who will be using them. They are custom built with contrasting colour controls and raised braille markings.

The radios offers a constant and vital link to the outside world for the visually impaired. It offers news and debate, sport, drama and music include a cassette recorder or CD player which allow people to listen to 'talking newspapers’ books and newsletters.

BWBF regional manager David Loveridge said

“We know from feedback from existing recipients of our radio sets that having the loan of a specially adapted radio during their hospital stay can make a difference to their lives keeping them informed, occupied and entertained whilst reducing their anxiety about their medical condition and we wholeheartedly thank the Seaton and District Lions Club for helping making this happen.”

This is a pilot project the first of its kind across the UK and starting in Devon and Cornwall. The idea for the project came from conversations between David Loveridge and John Barrington Rowell a member of the Seaton & District Lions who lost his sight through illness in 2005.

Photo shows Seaton & District Lions presenting the BWBF radio at Seaton Community Hospital.


Co-Op Cheque Presentation.

members of Seaton & District Lions Club presented a cheque for £200 to the Seaton Co-Op store Manager, Di Hawkins


On Friday 14th October, members of Seaton & District Lions Club presented a cheque for £200 to the Seaton Co-Op store Manager, Di Hawkins towards the Co Operative nominated charity for this year, the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

The money was collected in June by the Seaton & District Lion from donations made by customers as they entered or exited the store and the Lions expressed their thanks to the Co-Op store for allowing this and other collections to be made during the year.

These collections by the Seaton & District Lions  enable them to donate money to worthy  local people and causes.

Pictured are Lion Alan Mitchell, Co Op Manager Di Hawkins, Lion Fred Paulley, Lion President Neil Rutter, Lion Pauline Mitchell and Lion Janine Barradale.

The collection made on 14th October at the Co-Op will be presented to the League of Friends of Seaton Hospital.


October Table Top Sale

Seaton & District Lions October table top sale.

Seaton & District Lions Club hosted a 'table top' sale at Seaton Town Hall on Saturday 6th October. The event was well attended with not just the Lions having a table but also many other local and national charity organisations filling the main hall with tables of 'bric a brac', a tombola, jewellery, home made cakes and crafted work. The lions provided a teas and coffees for those who wanted a break from their Saturday morning shopping.

Also at the event were the newly formed Seaton Young Leaders in Service who had a 'tuck shop' table selling sweets and snacks raising much needed funds to help them in their 12 months of volunteer service working towards their Gold or Silver 'Young Leaders in Service Awards which is being sponsored by the Seaton & District Lions Club and Seatons Voice.

Photo shows Elga Mackie from Seatons Voice buying sweets from the Young Leaders in Service 'Tuck Shop'

Back row Left to right standing :- Lion Kevin Frost, President Seaton & District Lions Club, Neil Rutter, Lion Dennis Morgan, Lion Janine Barradale.
Front Row Seaton Young Leaders in Service .
Far right Elga Mackie :- Seatons Voice.

Young Leaders in Service.

Seatons Voice, as part of their weekly youth group held at the Gateway, are taking part in the Young Leaders in Service Awards scheme, which is sponsored by the local branch of Lions Clubs International, the Seaton and District Lions Club.

Presenton our Seaton Young Leaders in Service Volunteers.

This worldwide volunteer award scheme recognises the work young people carry out in their local communities. The youngsters will become involved in various projects such as, helping the elderly, helping other children (e.g. Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Beavers or Cubs), helping parents or other family members, protecting the environment, joining in with community events and fund raising for local charities.

During the year the Seaton Young Leaders will not only become involved in their community but also experience the rewards of volunteer service.

In recognition for completing 12 months of volunteer service in their local community, each will receive a certificate and letter of thanks and recommendation from the Lions Clubs International President, Lion Wayne Madden and be presented with one of the two awards sponsored by Lions Clubs International.

There are two award levels to achieve during the twelve month period:
The Silver Seal Award for young people who complete 50 hours of volunteer service and the Gold Seal Award for those who complete 100 hours of volunteer service.

At the launch of the Seaton Young Leaders in Service Award Scheme at the Gateway in Seaton Town Hall, they were welcomed to the Awards Scheme by Lion Neil Rutter.  President of the Seaton and District Lions Club sponsoring the awards and were briefed by Carol Manley from Seaton’s Voice, the organisers of the scheme, about how the scheme will operate.

Each young person received a welcome pack with information about the scheme and log sheets to record their service activities and will be presented with a with a official Lions Club International pin badge to show they are taking part.
A presentation evening will be held next year in front of an invited audience to celebrate and reward this first group of Seaton Young Leaders achievements.
If you would like to take part in the Seaton Young Leaders in Service Awards Scheme please contact Carol Manley on : 01297 625699
or Lion Janine Barradale on : 01297 625081.

Seaton Lions Peace Poster Presntation.

The Seaton and District Lions Club made their annual  'Peace Poster ' competition awards this week in three local schools.

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.

Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.The Seaton Primary School Peace Poster Presentation.

Posters advance through several judging levels: Seaton & District, South West England District,  British Isles and Ireland and Internationally.

At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

The international grand prize winner receives US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony at the  'Annual Lions Day with the United Nations' at UN Headquarters in New York

This year three schools took part in the Seaton and District Lions Club local competition producing posters based on the theme 'Children Know Peace'

The winners were:-

Seaton Primary School. 1st  Amiya Young, 2nd  Wictoria Pauhala & 3rd  Amanda Mettam.

Beer C of E Primary School. 1st  Lily Anne Fitzhenry ,2nd Cai Hourihan & 3rd Ethan Joshua Ford.

Colyton Primary School. 1st Sam Broom, 2nd Lily Sweetland, 3rd Courtney Hartnell.

Seaton and District Lions awarded book token to the value of £25 for 1st, £15 for 2nd and £10 for 3rd the winners in the three schools as well as a certificate of achievement to the school.

The winning entries from each of the three schools will now go forward to the next judging level to select a overall winner from the South West.

Seaton Lions Tree Planting.

Members of Seaton and District Lions Club accompanied Lion President Dennis Morgan to present a number of fruit trees to Primary Schools in Seaton, Beer and Colyton.

Seaton Lions Tree Planting presentation at Seaton Primary School.

Each school has received a selection of apple, pear and plum trees. They will be planted and cared for by the children and their adult helpers. Tesco Superstore in Seaton donated a supply of a growing medium to the ensure the young trees have a really good start.

Seaton and District Lions Club have presented the trees to each school as part of the Lions Clubs International Presidents ‘One Million Trees Campaign’.

Wing-Kun Tam, President of The International Association of Lions Clubs, is challenging Lions around the world to plant one million trees during his year of office to demonstrate the strength of the Lions global network.

To date, over 9 million, trees have already been planted worldwide with 15,202 being planted so far in the United Kingdom.

This local tree planting has made a small contribution to the total but it does emphasize the fact that alone we can do little but together we can achieve so much.

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