Registered Charity # 1177788

We're the Shakespeare Lions Club

in Stratford upon Avon

Welcome to our website!

'We Serve'

Our local club has served Stratford upon Avon and its local community for over 50 years since it first began in 1967.  We’re part of Lions Club International which began in 1917 in the USA and is now the world's largest service club organisation. Lions is a registered charity and has 1.30 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

As part of a global service network we do whatever we can to help those in need locally, nationally and internationally.


How do we serve our community?

 We’ve done lots of things!

  • Set up a display cabinet packed full of examples of modern products that could help people with sight difficulties
  • Volunteered regularly at the Eye Hospital to give free demonstrations of those visual aids
  • Provided training in Life Support Skills (First Aid) for almost 1,100 school leavers in Stratford and close by as at @ October 2019
  • Ran bingo sessions for senior citizens
  • Purchased tables and chairs for the Children’s Eye Department @ Stratford Hospital
  • One of the founding charities that established the Stratford Food Bank – and we followed that up with consequent donations of money
  • Gave awards to young people acknowledging their contributions to the community
  • Provided countless support to those who are in need in the local community
  • Have fun.  We enjoy each other’s company and there’s a lot of social events every year. 


How do we fund those projects?

We fund those projects by applying to other charities, but also do a lot of fundraising ourselves, so we’re quite an active club.  Here are some ways we fundraise …

  • Santa’s Sleigh tours Stratford at Christmas time
  • Easter egg raffles in, hotels, pubs, restaurants and schools
  • A tombola at the Stratford River Festival

We’ve just elected our club President for this next year - Charles Williams.  Charles has lots of skills and ideas to take us into the future.  Welcome Charles!

Want to find out more about us?  Click on the "Contact Us" page of this site.






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