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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.


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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 


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