Fundraising activities - Lions fact: we are the largest service organisation the the world


Christmas floats

Is there a Lions club which does not run a Christmas float? We don't know of one. At Wellesbourne we run two.

December 2018 saw us make 22 sorties to most of the nearby villages, collecting on behalf of local charities, organisations and groups.  Each one sent volunteers out on every evening to assist with the collection and they really made an enormous difference. This year we had heavy rain to deal with on one night. We still braved the elements to make sure we visited the children who wanted to see Santa.

When we had determined the amount to be distributed, we invited everyone to a quiz and cheques presentation night at Kineton Village hall where we have a lot of light hearted fun. The picture below shows a full house.

Santa Quiz Night

Easter Eggs

Many thanks to everyone who entered into one of our Easter Egg draws. I hope the winners enjoyed eating their egg.

One of the egg winners donated the egg back to us and we sent it te the childrens ward at Warwick hospital. Thank you for you kindness in donating the egg back, We're sure the children enjoyed it.

Sixties Revival Night

Our Sixties Revival Night was a great success, many thanks all that came along and had fun with us.

All money raised will be in aid of local Lions charity projects.

Midsummer Musical Miscellany

On June 15th we held a Midsummer Musical Miscellany in Kineton Village Hall.

There were five acts for your pleasure, Cubbington Silver Band, City of Coventry Male Voice Choir, Wellesbourne Sings, Voice Box and a Babershop Quartet.

Many thanks go to Nifty Needle in Kineton for helping us to sell tickets.

All money raised will go towards local Lions charity projects.

Raft Race 2017

Many of you may not know, but the Raft Race in 2017 was our last one. A number of circumstances, which were out of our control, have stacked up against us and we had to decide to stop doing it. It's something we have done for over 40 years and we're sad to stop it, but we didn't really have much choice.

Lion Racing

Have you ever been Lion Racing? No? Well now is your chance. We have all the kit ready to run a "Lion Racing" event we just need somewhere to do one. If you'd like to set up an event for your Charity or Organisation and you'd like us to run Lion racing for you, let us know. Write to us using the "Contact Us" link and we'll be in touch.

Traditional fund raising methods continue to be a good source of income and require a more limited resource than the Raft Race or Christmas floats. It is also good for PR because we are seen out and about in the community and useful relationships can be built.

Our activities include:
Wellesbourne Street Fayre - 15th June
Wellesbourne School Fete - 22nd June
Barford School Fete - 6th July
Ettington School Fete - 11th July
Loxley School Fete - 13th July
Wellesbourne Sainsburys and Co-op collections take place in the Spring and Autumn

We also join our neighbours in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare Lions) for joint fundraising events.
Additionally, visibility within the community can aid recruitment of new members which is something that always needs addressing.