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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 2017 saw us make 21 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 snow to deal with on a couple of nights. 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 took part in our Easter Egg raffles, hopefully you might have won one.

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.

Keep a watch on page, we are investigation other events and we're hopeing to start something new soon.

Lion Racing

Have you ever been Lion Racing? No? Well now is your chance. If you have been before, then you know how much fun it is. See the document below for details about our next Lion Racing event. Places are by ticket only and are very limited in quantity, so book your place early to make sure you can join in.

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 - June
Walton village fête stall - August

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.