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December 2023 - Santa Floats

A big thank you to all our supporters who help with our Santa Float collections.

Below are some photos from our Quiz evening, held in January, where we distibuted funds raised from the Santa Float collections.

November 2023 - Pamper Hamper Raffle

Your chance to win a hamper full of pampering gifts at the One Stop (Post Office) and raise money for the Lions. Draw will take place on 14th December.

This hamper has been generously donated by a supporter in Wellesbourne, so please come along and buy a ticket for a lowly £1.


December 2022 - Bill's Bash

Come and support us raising money for Skin Fibrometer at Walsgrave hospital in memory of Bill Busby. Entry by ticket only, get your tickets while they are still still available.

May 2022 - Woof Walk at Walton Hall

We had a great day at our first ever walk around the grounds of Walton Hall with our 4 legged friend/s. The weather wasn't great but it didn't dampen our spirits.


Scary Scarecrow Competition

Wellesbourne & District Lions held our second Scary Scarecrow Competition.


2020 has been strange, many of our fundraing efforts and Community events have had to be cancelled. We're still doing things to help the Community, but not receiving any income yet.

Meanwhile we are continuing our search to find more new ways to kickstart our fundraising for more local charities and good causes whilst adhering to the safety guidelines which look likely to be with us for some time. We would be delighted to hear from any groups or individuals who have ideas that we may be able to use or projects we might be able to help with, please use the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the page.

Here are a few Fundraising events/appeals we have already organised:-

This year saw our first ever Scarecrow competition which took place over Halloween.

Our Scary Scarecrow competition has now ended.

A massive thank you to everyone that made a wonderful effort in making a Scarecrow (we had 39 entries). You have spooked us (and most of the area) out of our wits with your fabulous creations!

Also thank you to all of you who liked and donated.

Thanks to you all for making this a hugely successful event and helping us raise the grand total of £343.75 to help local causes.

The winner is...

Boris de Frankenstein!

Special mentions also go out to The Scarecrow Eater, Morose Maurice, and Woodcutter who kept it a close run thing.

We'll see you all again next Halloween.

Treasure Hunt

This year saw our first Car Treasure Hunt.

The winner of the Family Ticket to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon was Mark Davies.

Congratulations Mark, we hope you and your family enjoy your day.

Many thanks to everyone who took part. All monies raised will be used for good causes.

Lebanon Appeal

Following the devastating explosion in Beirut which resulted in over a hundred people killed, thousands injured and many homes and businesses reduced to rubble, Lions Clubs of Great Britain are launching an emergency appeal; a donation of £10,000 will be sent immediately from its Foundation but clearly much more will be required.

We would normally support the appeal with bucket collections but these are very difficult to organise at the moment so we are hoping that those of you who are able will support the Lions by making a donation through our dedicated Just Giving page: Lebanon Appeal

As with all our Fundraising, 100% of donations will go to the appeal. The money raised will go directly to the Lions Club in Beirut where they will use the money in the best way possible to support the people in need.

£2020 in 2020 for 1st Wellesbourne Scouts

The Scouting team, led by Yvonne Paige-Stimson, has been brilliant during the time of CovID-19, even though they have not had any subs income or face to face activities since January, they have been able to run virtual sessions to keep Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers engaged and busy for the last few months.

1st Wellesbourne do not have their own hut so they were not eligible to receive money from the £10k government CovID fund.

The resumption of face to face activities with Scouts and Explorers (Cubs and Beavers will be starting soon) means they have had to supply new equipment, such as: cones (for social distancing), laminator pockets, visors, gloves, face masks, wipes, hand gel and a thermometer plus some extra kit because sharing is no longer possible

You can help the Lions to help the eager scouting fraternity return to activities and a feeling of a near normal life as well as help fund families who have struggled during the last few months to keep their child's places in Scouts due to job losses by donating on our dedicated Just Giving page :£2020 in 2020

Previous Fundraising Events

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 2019 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.

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:
Senior Citizens Concert - April - Cancelled 2020 Wellesbourne Street Fayre - June - Cancelled 2020
Wellesbourne School Fete - June - Cancelled 2020
Barford School Fete - July - Cancelled 2020
Ettington School Fete - July - Cancelled 2020
Loxley School Fete - July - Cancelled 2020
Santa Floats - December - Cancelled 2020
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.