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On Wednesday the 7th of June the Lions Club of Truro visited Truro Foodbank to make a cheque presentation of £1,300 .

The Donation was made from the funds raised during our Easter Egg Draws having chosen the Foodbank as the main recipient.

Yesterday we received a letter of thanks from Wendy Vincent , Secretary to the Trustees of Truro Foodbank thanking us for the donation which will be used to buy groceries and hygiene products for theneeds of local families in food crisis.

Shown in the photo are Simon Fann of the Foodbank , together with Lion President Geoff, and Lions Mick Pawlak and Sue Gibbs





On Saturday the 20th of May the annual Race for life Muddy Run took place at Stithians Showground . There were over 1700 runners taking part Children and Adults .

Cancer Research UK were hoping to raise a substantial amount and with the number taking part they are on to a winner.

Truro Lions were on duty marshalling represented by Lion Peter Read and Brenda, Lion Bill Rudd and Mary and our brand new members Liz and Tony Randall( Liz and Tony also did the Race for Life the following day)


A big well done to all who took part and our Lions and Partners for being on duty



At our Club Meeting last Thursday the 11th of May Truro Lions welcomed 2 new members. Liz and Tony Randall. The photo shows the induction ceremony carried out by Lion Keith Wellington their sponsor

Many Congratulations Liz and Tony and welcome to Truro Lions from members and partners.




After our recent Easter Egg Campaign we had a spare Egg which we raffled at our Club Meeting. It was won by Lion Mick Pawlak who then donated it to the Cornwall Refuge Trust pictured together with Lion President Geoff Kaye




Yesterday April the 24th several Lions and wives made a visit to Little Harbour, the Children’s Hospice at St. Austell.
The purpose of the visit was to have a tour of the premises and view first hand items purchased with our recent donation, which totalled £22,000.  This project initiated by Lion Keith Wellington was to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Lions Club of Truro in 2021. Lion Keith was the chairman of what was called the 50/50 Appeal, with the initial aim of raising £40,000 to be shared equally between Childrens Hospice SW and Cornwall Hospice Care. Despite the restrictions placed on us by covid the Club still managed to raise a fantastic amount of £44,000.
The excellent tour was given by Amanda Masters CHSW Area Fundraiser for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Becky Jolliffe who looks after Reception and Admin. It was very informative and sometimes emotional to see first-hand the work carried out at the Hospice and how they care for their patients and families in the most difficult of circumstances.
We saw 6 very comfortable chairs and stools purchased with our donations for each Childs bedroom, purposely for the comfort of a parent when close to their child, day or night. We also purchased 2 Medication Pumps which are essential medical items and replaced their older models. During COVID shutdown we gave an interim donation of £11,000 to assist cash flow when their fund raising was curtailed.
Following the visit Amanda Masters wrote the following comments.
Amanda Masters, Area Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West said “On behalf of all of the children and families that we support at Little Harbour I would like to thank Truro Lions for all of their hard work in fundraising and for giving us such a generous donation. We really do rely on the support of the local community to ensure we can keep providing vital care to families so it means so much to us that you are part of that.”
Please pass on our sincere thanks to all the Lions for their continued support, everyone at Little Harbour appreciates it so much 😊
🌈See you at Rainbow Run🌈

Present were Lion President Geoff Kaye and Norma, Lion Keith Wellington, Lion Alan Downie and Lesley, Lion Peter Read and Brenda and Lion Mike Kalis.
Please see photos attached with this post







In the early part of March Truro Lions Club started their 2023 Giant Easter Egg campaign in the Pannier Market plus around 30 locations(mainly Pubs)** in Truro and surrounding areas .Also Easter Store Collections at Waitrose and Tesco.

This year we chose Truro Foodbank as the main recipient of the funds raised and we are also supporting Young Carers, CAAP(Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme ) , Chaos and Cornwall Refuge Trust.

We are proud to announce that after concluding the draws at the Easter Weekend, we have raised an excellent total of £2,500!

This amount is due to the continued outstanding generosity of the public of Truro and surrounding areas, especially in these very difficult times. We are extremely grateful to all who entered the draws.
We would like to express our appreciation to the management teams of the Pannier Market and Joe at E Cigs R Us , who allowed us to locate there and sell our lines, and to all the Patrons of the other 30 locations who actively promoted our Giant Eggs with their customers. Also, thanks to Waitrose and Tesco allowing us to do Store Collections 

Finally, many thanks to our Lions and Partners who manned our Market and Store locations .

**Locations as follows: Bassett Arms, Cornish Arms, Old Ale House, Rising Sun, Fox and Hounds, Norway Inn, Chiverton Arms, Old Plough Inn, Ship Inn, Miners Arms, New Inn, Red Lion, Punch Bowl and Ladle, Railway Inn, Victoria Inn, Victory Inn, Wig and Pen, Truro Golf Club, Penrose Kitchen, Plume of Feathers, Elerkey Bar, St. Agnes Hotel, Mercedes Garage, Hawkin Arms, Royal Oak, City Inn.




Truro Lions Club celebrated their 52nd Charter Anniversary Lunch at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth, on Sunday the 2nd of April 2023

 President Geoff Kaye and his wife Norma hosted the Lunch with Distinguished Guests , District Governor Elect Lion James Mathers and his Wife Lion Gail, together with a great representation from other local clubs including St. Austell, Newquay Towan Blystra, Camborne Redruth, Hayle and Penzance . also attending was Past District Governor Lion Lesley Clarke and Zone A Chair Lion David Broadhurst.

The event was very successful with excellent food and service, provided by the Hotel, and entertainment provided by Anton Mullan with his renditions of many 1960's hits , especially some Beatles Classics.

President Geoff thanked all members and partners for their support during his year and special thanks 
to Lions Julian Collinson, Peter Read, Richard Moore for organising the lunch , Lions Sue Gibbs, Anna Stanning and Liz Barnes for an excellent Raffle, and to all our guests who came along to celebrate with us. Finally thanking his wife Norma for her unstinting support .

He also described the activities for both fundraising and service and in particular the fantastic amount of over £4000 raised for the Earthquake Appeal for Turkey and Syria 

President Geoff presented long service awards to Lions Peter Willett 35 Years and Liz Barnes 10 Years plus honourable mentions for Lions John Cardew 45 Years, Steve Powell 10 Years and Richard Moore 10 Years( Not present Lion Mick Pawlak 20 Years), who had received their awards at a recent Club Meeting 

All the speeches were well received , with a good sprinkling of humour.

Thanks to Lion Alan Downie and his wife Lesley for taking the photos



Truro Lions have now started selling lines (cost £1 per line) towards our Easter Egg Draws, at locations in and around Truro, including the Pannier Market, where we will be every Wednesday, Friday. And Saturday (except Good Friday) between 10 am and 3 pm. from the 8th of March until the 8th of April when the draws will take place.
Proceeds raised will mainly be for Truro Foodbank and other local good causes including Young Carers, Chaos, CAAP and Cornwall Refuge Trust 
We will also be present at Tesco Truro store on Wednesday April 5th doing a bucket collection for the same causes.
Looking forward to seeing you either in the Market or at Pubs and Clubs and other locations in and around Truro, which are as follows:
Pandora, Punchbowl and Ladle, Norway Inn, Royal Oak, Cornish Arms, Elerkey Bar, Plume of Feathers, Ship Inn, Mercedes Garage, Hawkins Arms, 
Chiverton Arms, Red Lion, Victory Inn, Miners Arms, St. Agnes Hotel, Fox and Hounds, Peterville Inn, Truro Golf Club, Old Ale House, Rising Sun, 
Victoria Inn, Wig and Pen, Britannia, City Inn, Plough Inn, New Inn, Penrose Kitchen, Bassett






When the awful news broke about the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Northern Syria, the Lions Club of Truro quickly mobilised teams to collect for the humanitarian Appeal. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday people will have seen 'Lions' around the city of Truro. collection donations. This effort was made possible by the local authorities rapidly responding to issue licences to collect. Thanks to them.

The response from the people of Truro and many visitors was truly magnificent! Over the 3 days we collected a total of £3,345. Truro Lions have added another £500 from our funds, and we will be donating a total of £3,845 to the Earthquake Appeal later today. Update final total £4,080

Many many thanks once more to those who contributed to this outstanding donation.

Also, thanks to our teams of Lions and Partners for their efforts collecting around Truro and once again to John Roach at the Pannier Market for allowing us together with Joe and Rosemary at  E Cigs R Us to set up a base there for our operations .

Photo shows some of the Lions on Duty on Saturday .Lions Keith Wellington, Bob Moore, Steve Powell, Peter Read and Mick Pawlak.  Post dated February 13th 2023





During the last 4 weeks the Lions Club of Truro have been running Christmas Hamper draws at 2 locations in Truro - Lemon Street Market and Pannier Market

Even though we could only do half the number of shifts at Lemon Street Market , due to circumstances beyond our control , we concluded a successful campaign raising a great amount of just over £2,000.

Originally, we had pledged £3,500 to all the local good causes we supported but fortunately we are still able to keep these commitments , supplemented by funds already raised from previous fund-raising efforts.

This was only possible by the wonderful support from the people of Truro and surrounding areas . A big big thank you to all who visited us and very generously entered our draws, especially during such difficult Financial Times for our country.

Many thanks again to Waitrose and Tesco who generously donated significant amounts of goodies for the Hampers and Roach Fine Foods who jointly funded with us 2 x £30 Meat Vouchers .

The Pannier Market have been especially supportive this year allowing us to do extra shifts to replace days lost at Lemon Street Market. Many thanks to John Roach and E Cigs R Us for their great support!

Finally, we couldn’t achieve our results without our Lions Partners and friends, who were on duty at the Markets!

The recipients are as listed on the attached photos, together with a photo showing the receipients.

The draws for the winners of the Hampers were made on December the 17th and have since been delivered to the winners ( 2 First and 2 Second Prizes)

The Winners are as follows

Lemon Street Market

First Prize . Brian Stevens of St. Ives who is a Volunteer Hospital Driver

Second Prize. Ampera Heras of Truro who is an NHS Nurse.

Pannier Market

First Prize . Mary Bedford of Fowey

Second Prize . Sally Hudson of St. Ives

Photos are included of 3 of the lucky winners





Truro Lions together with partners ,friends and family were out again marshalling today at the Children’s Hospice South West Santa Run , which took place at the Eden Project.

In attendance were Lions :

Julian Collinson, Mick Pawlak , Peter Read, Steve Powell, Richard Moore ,Bill Rudd, together with Jenny Pawlak, Lesley Downie, Mary Rudd, Beryl Devany, Eleanor Moore and Chris Caton 

Many thanks to All. great effort !




At our Club Meeting on Thursday the 10th of November, Truro Lions made a commitment to help ease the burden of the cost-of-living crisis on our local community by donating over the Christmas period a total of over £3,500 to many local good causes in Truro and surrounding areas.
In order to raise money to support these causes we will be raffling a superb Christmas Hamper at both the Lemon Street Market and the Pannier Market.. The hampers will contain a wealth of good quality festive items donated by our local supermarkets. There will also be a runner-up prize at each location. Tickets will be on sale at both markets from Friday the 25th of November and on each Friday and Saturday untill the final draw on Saturday the 17th December.
We can't do anything though without the support of the generous people of Truro and beyond,, so we are looking forward to seeing you buy your tickets at Lemon Street and Pannier Markets, each week leading up to Christmas.

Photos show a first and second prize!



Last Saturday the 12th of November Truro Lions once again provided Marshalling for Children's Hospice SW for their Moonlight  Charity  Walk at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Marshalling were Peter Read, Keith Wellington,Anna Stenning, Steve Powell,Bill Rudd and his wife Mary,Chris Yexley and his wife Ruth, Richard Moore and his partner Beryl together with Lesley Downie, Chris Caton,Dick Butter and Celia Hillman.

Very well done to all!



President Geoff Kaye attended the Remembrance Parade and Service today in Truro with his wife Norma on behalf of the members of the Lions Club of Truro.



Yesterday the 27th of October Truro Lions Club held their annual Dinner Meeting at Truro Golf Club , which was attended by Lions and their Partners and special Guests  Simon Fann from Truro Foodbank and Ian Butler , Jayne Penlerick from Cornwall Blood Bikes .

In September Truro Lions held their annual Crystal Golf Competition which raised an amazing amount for our chosen Charities Truro Foodbank and Cornwall Blood Bikes plus putting an amount aside to support other local good causes.

The photos show each Charity receiving cheques for £3,000 . As you can imagine both organisations were surprised and delighted to receive the amounts expressing their gratitude with short speeches and explaining how they operate.

This was followed by 3 awards of the Melvin Jones Fellowship ( The highest Lions International award)to 3 truly outstanding members of Truro Lions , Alan Downie, Mick Pawlak and Bill Rudd who have all made very significant contributions to the club over many years and to Lionism.

Our grateful thanks to Truro Golf Staff for their lovely meals and to Lions Liz Barnes, Anna Stenning and Immediate Past President Peter Read for organising, what turned out to be a very enjoyable evening !




On Wednesday the 21st of September Kenwyn Community Association held a concert at Kenwyn Church. The event organised by Andrew Lancaster on behalf of Kenwyn Church,  raised a splendid total of £300 for Truro Foodbank . This was one of a series of Concerts.

On Thursday there was a Club Visit to Truro Foodbank where a cheque for £300 was presented to Simon Fann by Lions Keith Wellington and Bill Rudd.

Members and partners present Lion Keith Wellington, Lion Bill Rudd and his wife Mary, Lion Alan Chick and Lion Mick Pawlak all enjoyed the very informative tour of the premises



Truro Lions Club finally celebrated their 50th Charter Anniversary at the Falmouth Hotel on Saturday the 17th of September, after 2 previous cancelled attempts due to Covid.

Immediate Past President Peter Read and his wife Brenda hosted the evening as he was in the chair as President in the 50th Year

The evening was very successful with excellent food and service, provided by the Hotel, and entertainment provided by Simon Rees, later helped by his Irish Friend Seamus, which certainly livened up proceedings!

Special thanks to Lions Julian Collinson, Alan Downie and Keith Wellington for organising the evening and to all our guests who came along to celebrate with us.

Photos courtesy of Lion Alan Downie. Thank you Alan!


Update for Crystal Golf!  Just over £7,000 was raised from the event !!   A great big thank you to all who contributed to this fantastic result !!




In early September

the Lions Club of Truro held their Crystal Golf Event at Truro Golf Club. 49 Teams entered the competition , which was fantastic given the very difficult conditions the country is experiencing at this time. A big thanks to all the teams for taking part. The Golf Club made sure the course was in excellent condition and our thanks to them for that plus the excellent food served to everyone.
After the Golf was completed, an Auction took place plus a raffle which were both extremely well supported raising significant amounts of money for two Local charities - Cornwall Blood Bikes and Truro Foodbank, plus a portion going into our Charity Account to support other local good causes.

The total amount raised will be published shortly but the first signs are very encouraging !!

Philip Buddell once again did a star job managing the Auction. Thank you, Philip!

Many thanks to our main sponsor James Miller & Associates and to all our other sponsors who made valuable contributions to make the day a success, including the ongoing support from Paul Macintosh.

Finally big thanks for all the hard work put in by Lion Chris Yexley for organising the event plus very significant help from his fellow Lions before, during and after the event, including those who cooked and served refreshments halfway round the course to the players, and last but not least to our
wonderful ladies , who played their part behind the scenes before and during the event.

Please see several photos taking during the day by our Photographer Norma Kaye.

Competition Winners were as follows |:

Nearest to the Pin : Lee Wheston : Victoria Inn

Ladies Longest Drive : Veronique John(Ladies Senior Captain) Hortons Heroines

Mens Longest Drive : Jake Finn. Donnington Guest House

Ladies Crystal Winning Team: Carlyon Bay

Mens Winners

5th Place : Fox Construction Solutions

4th Place : Always Hopeful

3rd Place : The Janners

2nd Place : The Capers

1st Place and Winners of the Men's Crystal : CAW (Cornwall) Ltd. B.




For the last two Crystal golf days we had set aside a major part of our funds raised towards our 50/50 Appeal, recognising Truro Lions 50th Anniversary in 2021. This 2-year Appeal began on the 1st of July 2019 and was due to finish on 5thJune 2021 with a Gala Concert in Truro Cathedral. Unfortunately, COVID scuppered those plans, and created havoc with our calendar of planned events, including 2020 Crystal. The Club decided to extend the Appeal for a further year, which enabled us to include Crystal Golf 2021.
The beneficiaries are the well-known local Charities,
Childrens Hospice Southwest and Cornwall Hospice Care.
We are so lucky to have in Cornwall such wonderful Hospice’s, Cornwall Hospice Care’s Mount Edgcumbe at St. Austell, and St. Julia’s at Hayle. Children’s Hospice SW is at Little Harbour, St Austell. Both these Charities have been regularly supported, for many years, by Truro Lions Club.
They will share the Appeal proceeds equally, hence the 50/50, and of course Lions 50th Anniversary. In view of the pandemic affecting all Charities, we decided to give immediate help in March 2020 to these two Charities by giving them £11,000 each from the funds raised.
Our original dream of raising £50,000 in the two years seemed way out of our grasp, especially as our previous best achievement took us 2 years to reach £25,000! Recently we incredibly crashed through the £40,000 barrier.
At our Crystal Golf event which took place last week we presented each Charity further amounts of £11,000 each , which meant that in total each received an amount of £22,000 for the whole 50/50 Campaign. It was ideal to make the presentations at Truro Golf Club as a large amount has been raised through the Crystal Golf since the start of the 50/50, very ably supported by a great representation of the golfers of Truro and surrounding areas.




At Porthscatho Regatta a total of £721 was taken in ticket sales for Cuddly Lions !
What a brilliant result!! Many thanks to Lion Steve and his mum Hilda, Lion Alan D and Lesley and Lions Liz and Sue . Very well done to them and to all the very generous members of the public who participated
At a recent Truro Lions meeting we agreed to make grants to a small Charity involved with children resident within our area, born without eyes or severely defective eyesight. We also supported another local Charity helping local homeless set up their first rooms in a new hostel”.
Lion Steve Powell with his Mum Hilda and Lion Mick Pawlak and his wife Jenny raised £182 at the recent Tregony Horse Show selling our famous Cuddly Lions. Well done to all !


At a recent Truro Lions meeting we agreed to make grants to a small Charity involved with children resident within our area, born without eyes or severely defective eyesight. We also supported another local Charity helping local homeless set up their first rooms in a new hostel”.
Lion Steve Powell with his Mum Hilda and Lion Mick Pawlak and his wife Jenny raised £182 at the recent Tregony Horse Show selling our famous Cuddly Lions. Well done to all !



Today the 30th of July we met for coffee with Lion Maureen Kamau who is the Membership Chairperson of
Ruiru Pioneer Lions Club, of Kenya, who Lion Alan Downie met at our July Used Book Sales.
We had a lovely chat and we presented her with the Truro Lions Banner. In turn she presented Lion President Geoff Kaye with a Kenyan Lions Badge.
Present with President Geoff and his wife Norma were Lion Alan Downie and his wife Lesley and Truro Secretary Lion Alan Chick and his wife Angela .

Please see photos taken this week at the Truro markets I.e. Pannier Market and Lemon Street Market in recognition for the significant part played by them ,in enabling us to have a hugely successful Easter Egg Campaign. Without their kind permission of allowing us to be present in the markets we could not have raised fantastic amounts there for Cornwall Air Ambulance .


On Sunday June 26th Truro Lions held their annual Handover at The Alverton Hotel to mark the start of the new Lions Year.  Lions,  their partners, and widows of former Lions, sat down to enjoy a lovely Sunday Lunch

Outgoing President Peter Read in his speech noted that his first Year was affected by Covid , which restricted the Clubs activities, but that the second year took off big time, he thanked all the Lions for their hard work and support and asked for remembrance of the Lions that we have lost in this past two years, Lions Colin Powell, Clive Pearson and Lion David Morgan plus Lion Keith Wellingtons wife Rose who contributed a huge amount of support and fund raising.

Peter then handed over the reins to our new Lion President Geoff Kaye, who in turn passed the Vice President Chain to Lion Richard Moore.

New Lion President Geoff in his speech thanked Peter and Brenda for all their hard but successful work in their 2 Years, and for raising significant sums of money to support charities and local good causes.  and Lion Geoff's wife Norma presented Brenda with a bunch of flowers.

As his first presentation  President Lion Geoff presented  Lion Peter with the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award which is given for having fulfilled three terms as President of the Club.

Lion President Geoff then thanked Lion Bill Rudd for encouraging him to join Truro Lions way back in the 1990's when Geoff and Norma were home from abroad for Christmas visiting the Lions Butty Wagon at Truro's late night shopping, the culmination of this being Geoff joining the Lions in 2010 in St Austell where he was President in 2015 and then transferring to Truro Lions and becoming President for this coming year.

Geoff thanked the Alverton for arranging the event for us and serving us with a lovely lunch.  The afternoon culminated in group photos being taken on the terrace and a chance for catching up with old friends.


On the 21st of June Truro Lions visited the base of Cornwall Air Ambulance for a tour and also to present a cheque for £5,000 ,which was the funds raised in our recent Easter Egg fundraiser across 30 locations in and around Truro plus the 2 Truro Markets , Lemon Street and the Pannier on Lemon Quay.

President Peter Read presented the cheque to Tim Bunting the Chief Executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Supporting President Peter and his wife Brenda on the visit were Lions Bill Rudd, Steve Powell, Mick Pawlak and his wife Jenny, Sue Gibbs ,Liz Barnes, Keith Wellington and Richard Mitchell

The air ambulance started in 1987 and Cornwall was the first one in the country. 

Today, they had already been out on 10 missions. They were Absolutely  delighted with the Lions £5,000 donation, as they are totally reliant on donations.


Last Thursday June 9th at our Club Meeting, Samantha Clapp of TAODS( Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society)presented a cheque for £214.19 collected over a number of nights, to President Peter Read in support of the Lions Campaign for Ukraine. Many thanks to Samantha and her Team!

Truro Lions we’re again on marshalling duties yesterday for the Jubilee Parade, it was a lovely sunny days and the spectators were clapping and cheering.  Lovely to see several youngsters enjoying the event.  This was followed by a short service outside Truro Cathedral with the St Keverne band and Truro Male Voice Choir who gave us a good rendition of Trelawney.
Thanks to the following Lions and partners, Keith Wellington, Anna Stenning, Sue GIbbs, Liz Barnes, Mike Kalis with his wife Jane, John Comben, John Cardew and Bob Moore.  Lion President Peter Read took part in the parade, photos courtesy of Brenda Read.



Who said retirement is boring. Today Truro Lions have been marshalling at the Race for Life Muddy Run at Stithians show ground. Over a thousand runners 🏃‍♀️ took part, children as well as adults, all cheerful, even though they were drenched with water and mud. Smashing day, even the weather was good. Hopefully after an excellent effort by all those who took part, a good sum  has been raised for Cancer Research, a worthwhile charity.

Marshalling were Lion President Peter Read and his wife Brenda who took the photos, Lion Bob Moore and his wife Ann, Lion Keith Wellington and Lion Liz Barnes . Well done to All!


Yesterday Truro Lions had a stall at the Mayors Charity Day on Lemon Quay selling Cuddly Lions. The event was managed by Lions Sue Gibbs, Steve Powell and his Mum Hilda and Mike Kalis. We raised £112 for our local good causes. Well done to All!



Further to our recent post regarding Easter Eggs we received this message from the Cornwall Refuge Trust( The winner of the Lemon Street Market Egg Clare had kindly donated her Egg to the Refuge Trust)

Here is the message

Dear Mick, 

I hope this email finds you safe and well. 

We would like to say a big thank you for the giant Easter egg from all the staff and residents. 

This was gratefully received by all the children and parents and shared equally between all. 

Please find attached a photo of myself and Jade holding the egg 🙂 

We look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again for spreading some joy and happiness into the lives of all those living in refuge. 

Kind regards 
Lucy Caswell
Child & Family Support Worker
Cornwall Refuge Trust


Truro Lions Peter Read, Alan Chick, Alan Downie, John Comben ,Bob Moore and their wives helped Front of House for the opening night of the International Gala Concert at Truro Cathedral. They were thanked for all their help.



Further to our recent Post .

In the middle of March Truro Lions Club started their 2022 Giant Easter Egg campaign in Lemon Street and Pannier Markets plus around 30 locations(mainly Pubs) in Truro and surrounding areas.

This year we chose to support the Cornwall Air Ambulance. We are very proud to announce that after concluding the draws at the Easter Weekend, we have raised a truly magnificent total of £5,000!,

This amount is due to the continued outstanding generosity of the public of Truro and surrounding areas, especially in these very difficult times. We are extremely grateful to all who entered the draws.

We would like to express our appreciation to the management teams of the 2 Truro Markets who allowed us to locate there and sell our lines, and to all the Patrons of the other 30 locations who actively promoted our Giant Eggs with their customers.

The winner of the Egg at Lemon Street Market ,Clare donated her egg to the Womens Refuge and the winner of the Egg at the Pannier Market, Jimmy donated his Egg to Children's Hospice SW.

Finally many thanks to our Lions and Partners who manned our Market locations .

We will be arranging a suitable date soon to present a cheque to the Cornwall Air Ambulance, who do a tremendous job in the county.


On Saturday 16th of April we made the draw for the Giant Easter Eggs which we have been selling numbers for at Lemon Street Market and Pannier Market in Truro.

The winner at Lemon Street was Claire who is kindly donating her Egg to the Womens Refuge in Truro.

.Appearing in the photos are Lions Mick Pawlak and Julian Collinson together with Truro Town Crier with his wife Carol, and Villa from the Cafe Villa, in Lemon Street market.

The winner at the Pannier Market was Jimmy Jackson who has kindly donated the egg to Children's Hospice SW.

Appearing in the photos are Lions Sue Gibbs and Bob Moore together with the Truro Town Crier Lionel Knight and his wife Carol .

The monies raised for our chosen charity Cornwall Air Ambulance have been truly outstanding. The final total raised for all locations will be published soon.

We would like to thank the general public in Truro and surrounding areas for their wonderful generosity at these two locations and all the other locations where we have had our Easter Eggs.

We also thank the great efforts by all the Patrons who kindly agreed to host our Eggs around the area and for our Lions and Partners who contributed in many different ways in selling numbers and promoting our Eggs.

Finally thank you to the Roach Family and Ecigarus at the Pannier Market for allowing us to sell there and looking after our equipment and to Simon Hendra , Cafe Villa,Rosie at Illustrated Living and Miller Commercial who did likewise at Lemon Street Market.


50/50 Golden Anniversary Appeal

On Saturday the 5th of March a concert was held at Tregony Village Hall starring Johnny Cowling which was to jointly support our 50/50 Golden Anniversary Appeal.


The event, which was organised by Des Mennear, to support Cornwall Hospice Care and Children’s Hospice Southwest. The total raised was £1,700 to be shared equally between the 2 charities, which was a fantastic amount. Truro Lions supported the event and arranged the Raffle.


The Lions Anniversary Appeal was launched to celebrate 50 years of serving the community within Truro and district. The effect of the pandemic was that we had to cancel many events so our original target of £50k seemed out of reach, and so was extended to June 2022. We are therefore extremely pleased that this successful event has taken the total to £40k, and on the completion the final amount will be shared equally by the two local Charities




On Saturday the 5th of March the Lions Club of Truro collected a tremendous amount of money to help the Ukraine Disaster Fund. The total raised on Lemon Quay by a small band of Lions was around £1,400, which included our takings from the Used Book Sales. The total we have donated is £2,000 which includes personal donations made to the Club and topped up from Club Charity Funds.


Every penny goes towards the Disaster Fund as we don’t have administration costs.


Our support is mirrored by many other Lions Clubs in the SW District all doing their bit to support Ukraine. Also Lions Clubs in Poland are helping with the refugees at the resettlement centres.


We would like to thank the public of Truro for the wonderfully generous donations


On Thursday the 13th of January, at our Monthly Club Meeting we presented 3 cheques of £500 each, to the main recipients of the monies raised by our 2021 Christmas Hamper Draws
The photos show President Peter Read presenting the cheques to the 3 representatives:
Cornwall Blood Bikes- Tim Cookman
Penhaligon's Friends- Chantal Worden-Evans
Hospital Radio- Mark Sanders
We also recently donated amounts raised by the Hamper Draws to several other local good causes with a focus on organisations serving those in need , in and around Truro.
We would like to express our thanks to the General Public for their continued generosity and support in Lemon Street & Pannier Markets before Christmas.

During the last 4 weeks the Lions Club of Truro have been running Christmas Hamper draws at 2 locations in Truro - Lemon Street Market and Pannier Market 

Yesterday we concluded a very successful campaign raising a magnificent amount of over £3,000!!
This was only possible by the wonderful support from the people of Truro and surrounding areas . A big big thank you to all who visited us and very generously entered our draws.
Many thanks again to Waitrose and Tesco who generously donated significant amounts of goodies for the Hampers and Roach Fine Foods who jointly funded with us 2 x £30 Meat Vouchers . Also, to the Shopowners and Shops who looked after us at both Markets and last but not least to our Lions and Partners who were on duty at the Markets selling numbers marvellously!  
As previously mentioned, the 3 main recipients of the funds raised are Penhaligon’s Friends, Cornwall Blood Bikes and the Hospital Radio , plus other local good causes in and around Truro.
The draws for the winners of the Hampers were made on December the 18th and have since been delivered to the winners ( 2 First and 2 Second Prizes)
The Winners are as follows
Lemon Street Market 
First Prize . Tom Lea of Truro
Second Prize.  Liz Davis of Mawgan, who works for the NHS.
Pannier Market
First Prize . Natalie Cookman of Tregony ,   who works in ITU at Treliske. Incidentally her husband's father is a Cornwall Blood Biker !
Second Prize.  Janet Pentecost of Threemilestone
Photos are included of the lucky winners and our President Peter Read and his wife Brenda plus our Lions Volunteers 
On Friday the 26th of November Truro Lions launched our 2021 Christmas Hamper Draw . We are located at Lemon Street Market and the Pannier Market and are on duty Fridays and Saturdays between 10 am and 3pm until the 18th of December, when we will make the draws. Cost will be £1 per line. There will be 2 prizes at each location, First and Second.
Many thanks to Waitrose and Tesco's for their significant contributions to our Hampers and to Roach Fine Foods for jointly funding with us , 2 x £30 Meat Vouchers .
This year the funds raised will be primarily for Penhaligon's Friends, Hospital Radio and Cornwall Blood Bikes plus other local good causes in and around Truro.
Looking forward to seeing you !
On Sunday the 14th of November at the Truro Remembrance Event, the Lions Club of Truro were out in force serving the City. President Peter Read laid the wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Club. Several members and partners were on Marshalling Duties looking after a sizeable crowd also proudly leading the Parade!
President Peter and his wife Brenda attended the church service afterwards.
Photos show President Peter at the Cenotaph and our Marshalling Team Lions Keith Wellington, Mick Pawlak, Alan Downie, John Comben, Mike Kalis and his wife Jane, John Cardew and his wife Elaine plus not in the photo Lion Chris Yexley and his wife Ruth.


Truro Lions welcomed Mr. Julian Collinson as a new member last Thursday the 11th of November . Pictured are Julian with our President Peter Read and his sponsor Lion Alan Downie .
Congratulations Julian and welcome to Truro Lions , also thanks to Lion Alan for helping to increase our membership!


Last Thursday the 11th of November Lion President Peter Read presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award to Lion John Cardew who has completed 43 Years of Service to Lions . After receiving his award Lion John dedicated his award in memory of his Lion friend who he knew whilst a Lion in the Isle of Wight.
Many congratulations John on your award!

It’s been another busy week for Truro Lions.
Starting last Saturday Evening the 2nd of October President Peter Read and a group of Lions Partners and Friends did a marshalling stint for Children’s Hospice SW. Moonlight Memory Walk.
On Saturday the 9th of October we had 2 Teams in Action
Muddy Run at Stithians :
With the going good underfoot and a packed field of runners, our team of provided Marshalls for the Muddy Run organised by Cancer Research UK
Our presence enabled it to take place and the smiling, but muddy faces of the participants made the day worthwhile and helped earn 1000s of £s for the fight against cancer. A successful Service Project.
Used Book Sales
Meanwhile on Lemon Quay in Truro our fund-raising team were hard at work selling Used Books to a very generous public.
The total raised , including some generous "keep the changes", after a recount or two, is £376.80. A very good result.
This was the last Book Sales for 2021 so we thank everyone for coming along and buying lots of Books. We will restart our Used Book Sales in March 2022.
A most successful day all round.

On Sunday the 19th of September, the Lions Club of Truro finally held their Handover for the 2021/22 Lions year.
President Peter Read handed over to himself ,having agreed to carry on and do a second term. He said he did not feel as though he had achieved much in the 2020/21 Year due to the severe restrictions placed on our activities due to the Pandemic.
President Peter presented then Melvyn Jones Fellowship Awards to the following Lions
Alan Chick- 47 Years of Service joined April 1974
Colin Powell- 47 Years of Service joined January 1974 ( Received by his wife Hilda )
David Trewren- 50 Years of Service joined August 1971
David Morgan - 40 Plus Years and presented posthumously to his Wife Yvonne
Keith Wellington- for fulfilling 3 Terms as Truro Club President
Ken Hart- Special Award for his role in organising and towing our club catering van to all events
Also Previously presented to Ian Coxen - 51 Years' service joined March 1970 not present at Handover
To be presented at the next opportunity to John Cardew 43 Years' service joined June 1978 not present at Handover 
This was followed by presentation of Service Awards to the following Lions
Geoff Kaye 10 Years
Ian Pullum. 10 Years
Peter Read. 15 Years
Ken Hart. 20 Years
Keith Wellington 35 Years
To be presented later Alan Downie 20 Years ,not present at Handover
President Peter Read made two final Presentations
Penrose Kitchen . A Certificate of Appreciation for all their support to the Club over the years
Past District Governer and current District Treasurer Lesley Clarke. Leadership Medal with Citation
Vice President Geoff Kaye presented Diamond Centenary Awards to President Peter Read and Lion Liz Barnes for recruiting and retaining Members
We then were served excellent food by Penrose Kitchen. Many thanks to them for allowing us to hold our Handover there. Penrose Kitchen has always been a very popular venue for the club.
Group Photos were then taken outside.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and the chance to catch up.
Photos by Norma Kaye

On Friday the 3rd of September the Lions Club of Truro held their Crystal Golf Event at Truro Golf Club. 51 Teams entered the competition which was fantastic given the very difficult conditions experienced by many companies during the Pandemic. A big thanks to all the teams for taking part. The Golf Club made sure the course was in excellent condition and our thanks to them for that plus the excellent food served to everyone.

After the Golf was completed an Auction took place plus a raffle which were both extremely well supported raising significant amounts of money for two Local charities - Cornwall Hospice Care and Children’s Hospice South West plus a portion going into our Charity Account to support other local good causes.
Philip Buddell once again did a star job managing the Auction. Thank you Philip!
Many thanks to our main sponsor James Miller and to all our other sponsors who made valuable contributions to make the day a success.
Finally big thanks for all the hard work put in by Lion Chris Yexley and President Peter Read and his wife Brenda organising the event and last but not least to fellow Lions and Partners who played their part behind the scenes before and during the event.
Please see several photos taking during the day by our Photographer Norma Kaye.
Competition Winners were as follows |:
Hole in One on the 16th - Paul East who used his Hickory Clubs! Photo 14
Nearest to the Hole 16th- Paul East - Photo 15
Ladies Longest Drive 13th - Kat Stopford Photo 17
Mens Longest Drive 11th- Mark Hutchings
the Ladies Crystal Winning Team- CAW Cornwall A- Photo 18
Mens Winners
5th Place -Praa Sands
4th Place - Harbour Inn B
3rd Place - Cornwall Concrete B - Photo 20
2nd Place - The Exiles - Photo 21
1st Place and Winners of the Mens Crystal- The Professional Team Photo 22
Once we know the amounts raised we will advise everyone in a second post.


Finally after a long wait our used book sales was up and running this morning on Lemon Quay!
Looking forward to seeing all our regular customers and maybe some new ones! We will be pleased to receive any donations of used paperbacks.
Update for our Book Stall. We raised £350 for our local good causes which is a splendid amount. Thanks to everyone who came and bought books!!


Post and Photos courtesy of Lesley Downie.
A lovely day at Portscatho Regatta where we made £651 80 on Lions Stall. It was just lovely to have Colin and Hilda Powell there as this is very much their project but now with son Steve at the helm it will be very successful for many years to see come. Sue Gibbs and Liz Barnes enjoyed there first time on the stall and it was great to see President Peter Read and his lovely wife Brenda. Lots of lovely families who were all wonderfully generous and it was great to see their little faces light up when they were lucky enough to win a Lion. It was a wonderful atmosphere at the Regatta today with everyone enjoying the sun and the entertainment. Sue Liz Alan and I finished a very enjoyable but busy day having a drink in the sun at the Pub in Veryan

Truro Lions Paperback Book Appeal 

As a Charity Lions raise money for local, national, and international causes, we do this in many ways, one way which many will recall is via our Lemon Quay Bookstall which we operate throughout the spring to late summer, where we have raised much needed cash over the years for Lions Charities. 


   Recent lockdowns caused us to dispose of all our book stocks as we were unable to store and keep them in the dry and saleable for what became a prolonged period.  So, we are looking to restock our stall with any unwanted paperback fictional books which you or your friends have accrued over lockdown which we will be able   to sell with all the proceeds going to charity.  


On Saturday 7th August 2021 between 9.00am and 3.00pm Truro Lions will be on Lemon Quay in our usual spot - courtesy of Truro City Council solely to collect all unwanted paperbacks, we will of course not miss the opportunity to sell a few as well once we have sorted them. Sorry but we do not want any Hard back Reference or Hardback Fiction books – we will accept some Gardening and Cookery Books as they are popular but the others, we are sorry to say do not sell. 

We also plan to be back on Lemon Quay selling Books on Saturdays 04SEP21 and 09OCT21, so come along and support us and get your summer reading sorted.   


During the Pandemic it has been difficult for the Lions Club of Truro to fulfil our usual service activities around the City and Surrounding Districts. However, some of our Lions and their Partners have found ways to make a valuable contribution to the community.

In early July Lions Liz, Anna, Keith, Steve, Alan C, Alan D ably assisted by Partners and Friends Mary Angela Chris and Lesley were Marshaling at Children’s Hospice SW (Little Harbour) for the big bike ride raising money for CHSW. 100 riders set off from Bristol on Friday July 9th and finished on Sunday the 11th at Little Harbour. Although the weather was dreadful and despite getting wet through to the skin, everyone one was still smiling.

In addition, for several months Lion Mick and his wife Jenny have been volunteering at Stithians Covid Vaccination Centre. Over the last few months, Mick and Jenny together with Lions Liz, Anna and Sue have been delivering food parcels around Truro from the local Methodist Church.

Well done to all!


The Lions Club of Truro are starting a Project to support our local schools with used laptops to be used for home schooling.

As you will have seen in the media there is still a large shortage around the country during the current lockdown.

Therefore if you have any laptops you would like to donate to this very worthy cause could you please let us know by sending a reply through the website . Contact Details under the contact us page

Steps will be taken to make sure the laptops will be fully cleaned of current data but if you feel more comfortable you can do your own cleaning before handing them over to us.

Thank you and Best Regards

Lion Geoff - Administrator


Truro Lions have been severely restricted with Fund Raising Activities due to the COVID19 Pandemic plus Lions insurance restrictions in the past few months.  
However, Lion Alan Downie was not thwarted in his attempts to raise funds for our ongoing 50/50 Appeal dedicated to Cornwall Hospice Care and Childrens Hospice South West.
Using Truro Golf Club's BRS Booking System and great assistance from the Golf Club an event was played on Monday the 28th September involving over 60 Players including 4 Lions who were covered by the Golf Club Insurance as members of the Golf Club. The event raised around a splendid £700 for the 50/50 Appeal
Lion Alan also donated prizes together with a couple from other donors.
A big thank you to Alan, Truro Golf Club and all the Golfers for taking part ! 
Alan would particularly like to thank  the Seniors of Truro Golf Club for all their support


On Sunday the 28th of June the Lions Club of Truro performed the official Presidential Handover at the home of Immediate Past President Lesley Clarke.


IPP Lion Lesley Clarke handed the chain of Office to our new President Lion Peter Read.  President Peter has become the 50th President of the Club in our 50th Anniversary Year .  All our members and partners wish Peter and Brenda all the very best for their special year.

 We would also like to gratefully thank outgoing President Lesley for all her hard work and diligence during her last 2 years as President.

President Peter also handed over the Vice President chain of office to Lion Geoff Kaye

 Photo shows President Peter and his wife Brenda


Please see link below for an initiative created by Keith Wellington which is self explanatory

Truro Lions recently successfully applied to the UK Multiple District Foundation for an Emergency Grant. Full Details as per the attachments below

Lions Club of Truro involving 30 members has made 2 significant donations of £11,000 each to Cornwall Hospice Care and Children’s Hospice South West


March 2021 is LCOT's 50th Anniversary. 50 Years of Service and fund Raising for our local community and also to support Lions International whenever and wherever needed around the world. But our main focus is of course local and in particular Truro and District.


Last year we started our anniversary appeal, titled '50/50' and we set about fundraising in order to gather as much as we can to donate 50% to each of the 2 chosen charities, Children's Hospice SW and Cornwall Hospice Care. 


In less than a year we were able, with the phenomenal support of the people of Truro and visitors to collect over £22000. This was the result of various fundraising activities including a garden party, a race night, our Crystal Golf day, a fashion show and lately a most successful Xmas hamper Raffle.


We must emphasise that the generosity of the local people has been beyond the call of duty and on behalf of our Club we would wish to thank them wholeheartedly for supporting Truro Lions.


We had planned to continue our efforts until June 2021 , sadly Co-vid 19 has put a stop to those plans.....for the present. Especially disappointing as we have just launched our Giant Easter Egg Raffle which usually gathers around £3000.00 for good causes. We had also planned concerts and even a VE Day dinner at the Alverton Hotel. However, be sure that when the curfew is lifted Lions Club of Truro will be out there running our events and continuing our efforts as best we can.

The Appeal is planned to end Saturday June 5th 2021, when a Presentation Gala Concert is booked at Truro Cathedral, with Johnny Cowling and several other Cornish performers, compered by Justin Leigh of BBC Spotlight”, 


In the knowledge that this catastrophe has hit all charities very hard Lions Club of Truro has decided to go ahead with our donation now; giving them the money when they need it. It is sadly possible that all of our fund raising activity for this year and  next year will be curtailed...but we will continue to serve as best we can.


Before  the broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwalls Laurence Reed show we had the following comments



“Thank you for your generous donation of the amazing amount of £11,000, which will certainly help in these uncertain times”


“This is an amazing thing you are doing and we are so grateful for the donation. Your £11,000 is a much needed gift”


After the broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwalls  Laurence Reed show :




“We are so grateful for this amazing donation, it means so much for Laurence Reed to be talking about it in such a positive way”




“This donation to us means a lot in such difficult times. Thank you.

CHC - OLIVER HOARE , Head of Fundraising said he was delighted to have been asked to join us on the  broadcast.







Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus Situation we have decided to cancel the Concert which was due to take place on March 28th



Today at Truro Cathedral there was a special service -Community Celebration Awards recognising many individuals who have given dedicated service to our Community. 

Our Lion Bill Rudd was the recipient of a special commendation with the following citation:

"William Rudd

William, known as Bill, has been a member of Truro Lions for 36 Years and during his time at the club has carried out most roles including President on two separate occasions.

Bill will have been seen by the people of Truro serving bacon butties from the Lions catering van at Christmas Late Night Shopping over the years.

Lion Bill is always ready and able to help any of the members of the Lions Club and the general public in his true commitment to Lions Club International and in particular Truro Lions Club

Nominated by Lesley Clarke . President Truro Lions "


Our next 50/50 event supporting Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice South West is Race Night taking place in the stable environment of Truro Golf Club on the 29th February. Please come along and enjoy a fun evening and take part. Nag your friends to join you and cheer yourselves hoarse geeing up your chosen steed. Full details as per the Poster below



At the end of last year the village of Fishlake near Doncaster suffered very badly from the floods. Lion Mick Pawlak and his wife Jenny through their own initiative (well done to you Mick and Jenny), decided they would help by providing on behalf of the Club books and torches to help the Fishlake Community .Please see below an extract of an e mail received from them. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the residents as they continue to struggle to return to normality


Dear Major and Mrs Pawlak

We would like to send you our very warm thanks for the generous gift of books that you sent to Fishlake St. Cuthberts Church following the devastating floods in November last year. They were all so beautifully wrapped and with the appropriate ages on them too! There were 29 children at our Crib service on Christmas Eve and each child was able to take away 4 presents – such has been the generosity of so many people. Please convey our thanks too to the Lions Club of Truro who joined with you in making this donation.

Of the 220 homes in Fishlake approximately 188 have been flooded and most of the remainder have had flood waters in their garden. Only one or two of the homes have dried out sufficiently for the occupants to return and for many folk it will be several months before they can move back in. The Church remains open every day for the provision of hot drinks, a warm seat or chat and the supply of cleaning materials.

The support from people like you have been absolutely overwhelming and has made a huge difference to us here in St Cuthberts and helped us greatly in our service to the local community.

Thank you again.


Ruth Pridham
Treasurer and Secretary for Fishlake St Cuthbert PCC
07711 316509


Club in Grampound Road by funding the Sound System mentioned below in the Press Release provided by Chris Fuller who is part of the management team.
Youth club starts on a high

The opening night of Grampound Road Youth Club was a big hit – with 35 young people from the village and surrounding area turning out to enjoy a party.
“Thanks to amazing support from local businesses, members of the community and the Truro Lions Club, it was the best launch party we could have hoped for,” said club spokesperson Chris Fuller.
“Thirty-five people aged from 10 to 17 turned up to see what it was all about – some of them travelling several miles by mum’s or dad’s cab to join their friends. The pool table was a big hit and one parent even brought a table football game as a donation”.
“A few photos with the Lions as they handed over an amazing, top-of-the-range sound system complete with lights and karaoke rounded the evening off, it was great,” said Chris.


The Lions Club of Truro hosted their annual Senior Citizens New Years Party at Carnon Downs Village Hall yesterday the 25th of January .
Our guests began their party by being royally entertained by the Choir from the Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea , kindly provided by our Lions Ladies ,wives and partners. The tea comprised sandwiches ,savouries, cakes and cream scones followed by fruit salad and ice cream.
Our guests then took part in a free raffle where many nice prizes were won, followed by a second entertainment provided by a very clever magician Mr Jon Martin who performed some excellent illusions.

A big thank you to all our Lions and Partners who organised and ran the event, especially Lions Bill Rudd and Alan Chick and their wives Mary and Angela, to our splendid entertainers and our guests for joining us for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Photo courtesy of our resident photographer Norma Kaye


As promised here are the photos from last Saturday's Christmas Hamper Draw at the Pannier Market .The first photo shows the draw being made by Nathaniel Walker of Truro Galleries with Lion in charge Richard Mitchell , Lion President Lesley Clarke and Lion Sue Gibbs.
The second photo shows Lion Richard presenting the hamper to Mrs. Dunstan of Kea . congratulations to Mrs.Dunstan who had the winning number 255!

We would like to thank the following for helping make the new Christmas initiative of 3 Hampers at Waitrose Store, Lemon Street Market and Pannier Street Market a huge success.

Waitrose management for contributing items for the hamper and allowing us to sell inside the store and looking after our Hamper between Sales Days!

Tesco and Roach Fine Foods for their contributions towards our hampers,



Yesterday we made the final draws of our Christmas Hampers at Lemon Street Market and Pannier Market.The photos show firstly the draw being made by Mr. Mohamed Dulal of the Golden Cafe resident in the market , together with Lion in Charge Mick Pawlak and Lion President Lesley Clarke. The winner was Mr. John Croggon with number 1781.

The second photo shows Lion Mick presenting the hamper later in the day to John . congratulations to him

The photos of the Pannier Market will be published shortly, as soon as the Hamper has been delivered, together with details of funds raised for this new venture, which was for our 50/50 project specifically for Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice SW.





In Memoriam Lion Ernest Desmond Robinson  'Des'- Truro Lions Club


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing onto higher service, of Lion Des Robinson , at the age of 80, on Friday November 22nd, after a period of illness.

Lion Des had been a member of Truro Lions Club since 1973, he served as President during 1988 to 1989 and lately was given Privileged status due to health reasons.

A knowledgeable man, with a great sense of humour,  always
willing to help out at functions, and especially by towing his small
trailer, will be sadly missed.

Our sympathies and condolences are with his wife Jean and the family and friends




President Lesley Clarke presented Lion Ian Coxen with his 50 Year Service Award at our meeting on Thursday .Well done Ian!


On Friday Evening the 1st of November the Lions Club of Truro held their first ever Preloved Party Fashion Show and Clothing Sale at Tregolls School.

The event proved to be a great success raising £1,000 towards our 50/50 scheme , which is specifically for Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice SW. 

The event was superbly organised by Chris Moore and her  husband Lion Richard , together with help from many Lions, Partners and family members, who undertook various roles including Fashion Models, Make Up and Dressing, Front of House, Car Parking, Food , Dressing and Ticket Sales.

Also many thanks to all who donated items of clothing for both the fashion Show and clothing Sales and to the 2 representatives from the charities :Alice from CHSW and Lion Judy from Cornwall Hospice Care .

Finally a big thank you to all our guests who attended and generously bought items of clothing and raffle tickets!

Brilliant Photos courtesy of Sarah-Charlotte Whalley/Mayn Creative



On the 13th September at Truro Golf Club the Lions Club of Truro held their 29th Crystal Golf Day.  The event was to raise funds for our very special 50/50 Appeal for the Cornwall Hospice Care and Children’s Hospice South West, over the next two years culminating in 2021 with the Clubs 50th Anniversary.  Our main sponsor this year was James Miller and Associates, our grateful thanks to them for their generosity.
The 52 teams who took part were blessed with wonderful weather as they set out from 7.30 in the morning until 3.00 pm in the afternoon to do battle with the course which was in great condition. The last team out arrived back in at around 7.30 p.m. and we then proceeded with the prize giving, very ably led by our own M C Lion Keith Wellington, to the winners of the various categories.
Leading up to this point everyone enjoyed delicious food prepared and served by the catering staff of the Golf Club, many thanks to the Golf Club for hosting the event and to all their staff for looking after everyone superbly.
The photographs below show the various winners with their trophy’s presented by Lion President Lesley Clarke, together with shots of some of the teams out on the course.  The photograph of the team dressed in Red sparkly dresses consisting of three men and one lady, namely the Motown Pirates, were sponsored to play in dresses to the tune of £254 which was donated to the Lions 50/50 appeal.
Following the presentations there was an Auction of over 20 items generously donated by companies, sports clubs and individuals.  The Auctioneer was once again our friend Philip Buddell, who again encouraged some very generous bids.  Finally the Raffle was held and prizes distributed to the lucky winners. Many thanks to all who took part
Lion President Lesley Clarke added her personal thanks to all Truro Lions, Partners, Supporters, Sponsors and Golfers who took part and everyone who made our 29th Crystal Golf Day such a huge success, in particular Lion Peter Read and his wife Brenda who had spent many many hours in organising the event. We raised a total of £8,759!






On Sunday 8th September Truro Lions were out in force. As well as Truro Day we were at the Stithian's Mud Run serving mountains of food to the very hungry competitors taking part in the Run. We raised around £1,000 for our local good causes.Well done to all who took part and to our dedicated team of Lions and Partners !


Following the bench dedication we proceeded to the main stage. The Truro Day committee had unanimously agreed that our dear Colin would be awarded the 2019 Peoples Award. This was presented to his wife Linda posthumously by the Mayor of Truro.

Here is a transcript of the Mayors Speech:

People’s Award

Colin Dunn, a Cornishman by birth, son of a Policeman, joined Nat West Bank after his education at St Austell Grammar School. He served in Branches in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Whilst “away” he joined the Lions, an International Charity. On returning to Cornwall in 1990, he transferred to Truro Lions Club. He held many senior roles and was President in 1995. He was, deservedly, honoured in 2014 with the Bert Mason Humanitarian Award. The highest UK Lions Award.

He was always committed to helping the disadvantaged in the Community, personally or through other local Charities, such as those involved with homelessness, refuge’s, and health. He excelled with his involvement with families with Special Needs, often building long term relationships with the children and their carers.

He helped organise the Annual Lions Fairground Fun Day in Falmouth, for children and adults with a wide range of difficulties, which for two hours brought into their lives so much joy. Colin was often the last off the dodgems!

He volunteered to take on the role of Lions coordinator for Truro Day since it’s inception. Like many of his Community Roles, he did this with exceptional vigour to help ensure the growth of this vital event, which brings together a wide range of local charities and community groups, which were close to his heart. 
A truly committed man determined to make his community a better place.




On Sunday the 8th September at Truro Day a very special dedication ceremony was held in Boscawen Park , for a bench in memory of Lion Colin Dunn who sadly passed away early this year. The ceremony was attended by his wife Linda and her Family , many Lions and Partners and his friends.

Colin gave many years of dedicated service to the general public of Truro and surrounding areas.

Many thanks to our President Lesley Clarke and Lion Keith Wellington for their hard work liaising with Truro City Council(many thanks to them also) for making this special day happen

The bench is sited in a beautiful spot in the park.



Truro Lions were present at Truro Day on Sunday the 8th September .We had our stall promoting the Lions and Message in a Bottle( Small container which contains personal medical information in case of emergency at home for the use of paramedics), and selling tickets to win Our Cuddly Lions.

The day was superbly organised by Paul Caruana and his team and blessed with nice weather and large crowds.


Led by the wonderful Lion Colin Powell and his wife Hilda and aided by son Steve , Lion Alan and Lesley Downie, Lion Bill and Mary Rudd £750 was raised for Lions good causes from the sales of Cuddly Lions at Porthscatho in August . Well done to all for a magnificent effort!


Last weekend was a very busy one for Truro Lions. On Saturday the club organised the annual Truro Lions Summer Fayre involving around a dozen local charities including ourselves , each having stalls raising awareness and monies for their causes. The stalls included the Lions monthly used book sales, cakes and savouries ,preserves, crafts, bric a brac and tombola.

Vice President Lion Peter Read welcomed the Mayor of Truro and the Town Crier to the event.

Lion Sue Gibbs did a splendid job in coordinating with the various charities for the Fayre.

Many thanks to all members and partners who attended and helped with providing items for the event and then manning the stalls. Truro Lions raised around £500.

On Sunday we attended Hayle Lions Club fun day with our famous Butty Wagon and were kept very busy feeding the crowds, raising around £500 for our local good causes.

Well done to the Lions members and partners for their efforts! Finally thanks to Lions Anna and Alan D. for the photos!


Many Congratulations to our Lion Keith Wellington who has been shortlisted and therefore selected as a top ten finalist ,in the Not for Profit Category ,for the UK Safe Heart Awards 2019! 
This is linked to Keith spearheading Truro Lions installation of 55 Defibrillators in Truro and surrounding areas over recent years.
Keith will travel to Manchester for the presentation ceremony on the 4th October and we wish him all the very best on his big day!

On Saturday July 13th Truro Lions Club held a garden party hosted by Lion Keith Wellington and his wife Rose to raise funds for our  50/50 Golden Anniversary Fund Raising Campaign which is specifically for Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice South West . Thanks to the great generosity of all who attended and spent so generously on the various stalls and games, we raised a magnificent total of  over £1,550!

Thanks to all who supported the Lions, Keith and Rose for their superb organisation and the use of their home and beautiful garden.  Our Ladies for providing and preparing the food for Morning Coffees and Cakes, Lunches and afternoon Cream Teas and all Lions and Partners for all their hard work before during and after

A very successful event thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!


Please below Poster for the annual Rowlands Fun Fair event which is self explanatory 




Linda Dunn visited our Club Meeting last night to present a cheque to the Club for £1,320 which was the wonderful amount donated at the funeral of her late husband Colin.
Linda spoke to us for a few minutes about the early days when they were introduced to the Lions and families ,and how welcome they were made, followed by her very grateful thanks for all the support she has received from everyone during the last few, very difficult ,weeks.



The Mayor of Truro and The Lions Club of Truro are once again hosting "Beating the Bounds" at the end of April. We look forward to seeing a good attendance supporting this  event which will raise monies for the Mayors Charity , Addaction Chy and Lions local Charities.

This year we are kindly being supported by two businesses Simon Milnes Estate Agent and James Miller Associates Mortgage Broker.

Full details are provided in the attached Poster









50th Defibrillator installed by Truro Lions Club in disused telephone box

The Truro Lions Defibrillator Appeal Fund was the chosen Club Project of Lion Keith Wellington, in his Presidential Year 2013/14, with the aim of installing 5 defibrillators in his year. The Club were actually involved with 8 units and in view of the pending orders, agreed to extend the project for another 4 years.

During that time a total of 50 defibrillators have been installed (5 more in the pipeline) including three installed by Camborne Redruth Lions Club and one by Hayle Lions Club, who we advised and secured at an advantageous price from our Cornish Charity partner, the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity.

More than £65,000 has been raised to make these purchases possible, not all grant aided by the Lions, as some were funded fully by bequests, or private and corporate grants, but all used our advice and secured special deals with the providers. 

These defibrillators have been placed in such diverse places as Truro Cathedral, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Railway Station, Truro Golf Club and on the toilet wall at Perranporth! Many sporting clubs, pubs, community halls, garages and schools have also benefited from the Appeal.

To celebrate the 50th installation a “grand opening” of the disused telephone box at Point was recently undertaken by the Feock Parish Council Chair, Cllr. Caroline Johnson. In the photograph are Lion Keith, President Lesley Clark and Caroline. This is our fifth installation with the Parish Council, three of which are in disused telephone boxes in villages within their Parish boundaries. In her acceptance speech Caroline praised the Lions for their community work and said the Parish Council was very pleased to have worked closely with Club on this Appeal.

Truro Lions Club are very proud of the success of the Defibrillator Appeal and Lion Keith was able to announce at Point, that two have been used to resuscitate members of the public suffering cardiac arrests, making the project a genuine life saver.



 In Memorium

DUNN: Lion Colin Peter BMA

Truro Lions Club


DUNN: Lion Colin Peter BMA

Truro Lions Club

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Lion Colin Dunn, who died suddenly on Thursday 24JAN19. He leaves his wife Linda, daughters Rebecca and Susie, and son Andrew all with families. Lion Colin was a proud husband, father and grandfather to them all.

Lion Colin joined Lions in 1984 and was previously a member of both Weston Super Mare and Taunton Lions before joining Truro in 1990. At various times Colin had been President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Director, Fundraising Director & Webmaster of Truro Lions.                                              

 He was instrumental in accepting involvement in all aspects of Digital Technology for the Administration of the Club, and was responsible for so many of the Club’s activities because he wanted to be involved, he was always available as the extra man, always stepping forward to volunteer when it came to any Club activity.                                                                                                         

 At our Charter Night in 2015 Lion Colin was honored with the Bert Mason Humanitarian Award (BMA) for his work in the Services of Lions.

Lion Colin will be missed beyond belief by Truro Lions, he was a kind and gentle man whose actions and involvement with all that he did gave inspiration to all who came in contact with him. His support, friendship and camaraderie will be sorely missed by many more than Truro Lions.


Truro Lions

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We  now have 2 new locations where you can deposit unwanted spectacles which are Lander Doctors surgeries at Truro Health Park and Threemilestone as well as St.Agnes Doctors Surgery


Today we presented St. Petroc’s with a large amount of clothing and other items including 30 sleeping bags and some tents; items desperately needed as winter arrives and the Homeless seek shelter.

The items were purchased by Truro Lions from Cornwall Hospice Care and delivered today. We also handed over to St.Petroc’s a cheque for £125.00 for them to spend as their needs require.

We will present a cheque for £125.00 to Cornwall Hospice Care at a future meeting in payment for these much needed items.


£250 well spent, benefitting 2 worthwhile causes and good Charities



--The Lions Club of Truro will once again be in residence for Christmas Late Night Shopping in Truro on the following dates:

Wednesday's Nov 28, Dec 5, 12 and 19th. Starting from 3 pm until 9 pm

We will be situated near the War Memorial on Boscawen Street and look forward to serving all our regular and new customers with our traditional Bacon Butties, Other Food Goodies and hot and cold drinks


At our recent Dinner Meeting we donated
a further £1000 to Cornwall Hospice Care from monies raised at our recent Truro Lions Crystal Golf Day held in September at Truro Golf Day.
Many thanks to all who supported and helped at this event.

Photo is Lion President Lesley Clarke presenting the cheque to Tamsin Thomas and Judy Lawton.


Lions of Cornwall helping towards Men's Health


The now most up to date Ultrasound-MRI Fusion for Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in the region  launched by the Chestnut Appeal has arrived at Treliske Hospital in Truro. The cost of this equipment was £111,000 and really is state of the art. This device provides precise targeting and the best possible biopsy currently available. Whether for a first biopsy or as a repeat biopsy, patients have a greater peace of mind knowing that the chance of detecting significant prostate cancer is maximised whilst minimising the risk of false negative results.


The Lions Clubs of Callington, St Austell, Truro, Towan Blystra, Roche, Helston, Torpoint & Rame, Looe, Penzance, Fowey River, Hayle and Newquay donated a magnificent amount of £8662.00 towards the Chestnut Appeal earlier this year making the purchase of this equipment all the sooner.


Lesley Clarke

District 105SW Treasurer



Truro Lions Club visited the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club Annual  Beer Festival at the Hendra Holiday Park over the weekend of 21st September with our Catering Van serving our usual range of food such as Bacon Butties, Burgers , Sausages ,Fish Fingers and Chips
Supplementing a highly successful weekend for the Towan Blystra Club Truro Lions raised £725 from our sales to support Truro local good causes
A big thank you to the Truro Lions Catering Team and their very able assistants for making this happen 

The 28th edition of Lions Crystal Golf Competition took place on Friday September 14th at Truro Golf Club. 52 Teams entered and enjoyed a wonderful day of Golf aided by beautiful Weather.

At the start of the evening function, Lion President Lesley Clarke presented a cheque to her chosen Charity Cornwall Hospice Care for £1000. Other organisations who will benefit from the monies raised are Cornwall Blood Bikes, Cornwall Air Ambulance and Huntington's disease Association

Here are a selection of photos taken throughout the day showing this wonderful golf course, one of our stalwart teams returning to the club house for a well earned 2 course meal followed by the presentation of awards by Lion President Lesley, after which an Auction was held which raised a substantial amount to be distributed to the charities.  Thank you to all who either sponsored, donated or contributed in any way towards this achievement.

Finally a huge thank you to Truro Golf Club for hosting the event and providing excellent food and all Lions and Partners for their hard work especially Lion Peter Read chief organiser of the event.

Total amount raised will be advised in due course 

The Winners of the various trophies are as follows

Putting Competition : Dean Harris
Longest Drive Ladies: Geraldine Hislop 
Longest Drive Men : J. Harrington
Nearest the Pin : Ann Pollard
The Ladies Crystal : Team C.A.W. (A)
Men 6th Place: Team Magnet
Men 5th Place:  S.McGrath Painters and Decoraters
Men 4th Place:  P.M.H. Builders 
Men 3rd Place:  Houston we have a problem
Men 2nd Place: Claude Holman Cars
Men’s Crystal :  Dream Catchers ! 

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As a part of the Lions Centenary Celebrations clubs were asked to nominate for a special award individuals in the local community who had made a significant contribution to their town . Yesterday at Truro Day in Boscawen Park we made an award to Paul Caruana Chairman of Truro Day and a leading light of Truro BID


Immediate Past President Richard Moore together with the Mayor of Truro Lindsay Southcombe, The Town Crier at the recent Truro Summer Fayre held on Lemon Quay 


Who are we?

Lions Clubs International  celebrated its Centenary during 2017.  Our 46,000 clubs in 200 countries with 1.4 million members make us the world's largest service club organisation.

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

Here in Truro we are a group of over 30 like minded individuals, both ladies and men, proud to be members of an organisation which has served the Truro area since 1971.  Membership of Truro Lions enables us to help others in a way no person could do alone.

Please see the "Club Projects" section for details of our fund raising and service projects and how some of our money is spent.  We also enjoy an excellent social programme.

Details of our upcoming activities can be seen on the "Future Events" section, when we will be delighted to see you.We welcome new members and accept that time and commitment given is determined by individual circumstances.

If you wish to bring to our attention any deserving projects, or individuals, please do so by visiting the "Contact Us"  page, E Mailing the Services Director where help is required, or Grants & Awards where finance is needed.

We welcome new members and accept that time and commitment given is determined by individual circumstances.

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Are you interested in joining us?

If you wish further details, without any commitment, please visit the contact us page and email our Membership Chairman, contact us at or phone 0845 833 5824

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