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Our annual Showtime is three days of fantastic entertainment at the Parkway Sports and Social Club, provided free of charge by Peterborough Lions to senior citizens and other sheltered housing residents.

Thankfully the talents at Westwood Musical Society provide the entertainment and we are mostly relegated to the kitchen to make the tea!

It was another great success and we look forward to being back next year. Thank you to Lion Gaby Sharman and her team for organising it, to everyone who helped on the night, and to everyone who helped us raise money over the past year to fund projects like this.

Peterborough Lion President Richard Willis chose for his President’s Project to raise money for public access defibrillators for the Peterborough area.

The first of these is now installed and operational outside the main entrance to the Town Hall (on the wall outside the Light Box cafe and bar). This will make it accessible to a popular and busy area of the town centre at all hours.

The second is in the porch at Kingfisher Court, Stanground, where it will be available should it be needed for Kingfisher Court residents or anyone else in the local area.

The purpose of these public access defibrillators is to provide 24 hour access to life saving equipment. Should they be needed, following a 999 call for an ambulance the access code for the cabinet can be issued and guidance given on their use. Additionally, staff at local businesses in town and at Kingfisher Court will be provided with training (again funded as part of Lion Richard’s project). This training is extended to members of the public with a specific need (such as a relative or neighbour at high risk of cardiac arrest). The available places are limited, please contact Lion Richard for further information.

The following Press Release is also available:

  • Stanground Public Access Defibrillator (Press Release) – Download

Thank you to everybody who took part in our Heroes & Villains quiz! Whether you were lucky enough to be listed below as one of our winners, or never got past the first question, your support is invaluable to us and we cannot do any good work in the community without your support.

At our February club business meeting we were fortunate to have District Governor Lion Mandy Hawksley visiting us, and she was happy to carry out the winners draw with the help of other visitors and club members.

The winners all succeeded in achieving 100% – well done to all of you. They were drawn in the following order:

  1. L Paterson (Tillicoultry) – wins £100
  2. J Fletcher (St Albans) – wins £75
  3. J Myhill (Melksham) – wins £50
  4. D Baker (Daventry) – wins £25
  5. J Catling (Peterborough) – wins £10
  6. A Lyniburn (Market Deeping) – wins £10
  7. D Nash (Gloustershires) – wins £10
  8. C Pairman (Tillicoultry) – wins £10
  9. U Murray (London) – wins £10
  10. S Jones (Derby) – wins £10

Thanks again to everyone who took part. An answer sheet is available to download above.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss this year’s Quiz, to be released in September, why not join our mailing list?

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Our famous LIONS QUIZ SHEETS 2018/19 edition, will be available, bang on time, from the 1st of September 2018.

Where to get it

Lions volunteers can often be found at supermarkets and other locations selling the quiz, and they are also on sale from other shops and locations. We are heavily dependent on the support of supermarkets and other local businesses and charities for their help selling the quiz (with charities retaining 50% of the sale value towards their own fundraising efforts).

The 2018/19 Quiz will be available to purchase from the 1st of September 2018; click on ‘Quiz Sheets’ in the menu for locations where they can be purchased and collected. Any local business that would be interested in helping us sell the quiz should contact us – we really would love to hear from you!

If you can’t get to one of the locations in person, then don’t worry because for a small credit card and postage fee of £1 (no matter how many you order) you can buy them online. Or, if you prefer, you can send a large stamped addressed envelope with a cheque for £1.50 for per quiz sheet to:

Lion Carol Rogers
63 Riverside Mead
Peterborough
PE2 8JN

Itter Park fun day

On Sunday, 5th August 2018, members of Peterborough Lions Club took fun and games, including our ‘Unlock the Lion’s Cage’ game, to the Itter Park fun day. Always, it seems, very well attended the glorious weather once again brought out the crowds.

The games netted a return of £110.40 for Lions’ funds, all of which will be used to support charities and good causes. The President’s thanks go to those Lions that braved the heat to run the stall and help to set it up and take it down.

At their regular monthly meeting, held at Ebenezers Social Club on Tuesday 12th June 2018, Peterborough Lions Club ‘badged up’ four new members. These included Chris Ash, His Worship the Mayor of Peterborough, which postholder is traditionally invited to join at the first convenient meeting following Mayor Making.

The other new members were Kathy Hughes, Peter Heywood, and Suzanne Roberts. A former member, Ann Hewlett, also attended with a view to re-joining in the near future.

In addition to regular business the meeting also heard an informative presentation by Neil Barker of Macmillan Cancer Support Services, highlighting their role in the chain of cancer research and care in the community.

On Saturday 9th June 2018 Peterborough Lions Club hosted a pub-style quiz at Eye community centre. Lions Kevin Rodgers and Jane McLean did a Trojan job of compiling the questions, with a ‘match the quotations to the famous people’ picture round testing most people.

A lovely fish-and-chip supper was provided by Fryz of Bretton, who also donated a £25 voucher as a raffle prize, for which many thanks. www.fryz.co.uk

The evening raised a net £315.39 for Lions funds, all of which will be used to support local charities and worthy causes. It is hoped to hold another, similar, quiz before Christmas so if you fancy a fun evening out watch this space!

How did you get on with our “Tom, Dick and Harry (Pat and Den Too)” quiz?

If you got them all right, then well done, and if you sent them back to us for the chance to win a prize then you’re part of a small crowd: we had lots sent back to us this year and unusually few that were 100% correct. So if you finished yours and didn’t return it thinking you stood no chance of winning then shame on you!

The winners were drawn at our February Business Meeting, and here they are:

  1. B Stone, Crawley (wins £100)
  2. E Dickenson, Dereham (wins £75)
  3. C Hutchcraft, Warboys (wins £50)
  4. N Mead, Orton Wistow (wins £25)
  5. P Taylor, Walton (wins £10)
  6. L Porter, Tring (wins £10)
  7. P Jeffrey, Ancaster (wins £10)
  8. A Towler, Wisbech (wins £10)
  9. L Johnson, Newborough (wins £10)
  10. J Burton, Uttoxeter (wins £10)

(If you were lucky enough to win, and doubly lucky enough to live locally, then we can recommend spending some of your winnings on a chance to win some chocolate!)

The answer sheet and some comments from the quiz coordinator can be downloaded here:

Lions Quiz Answers 2017-18 (Website)

Last year, Peterborough Lions were pleased to support the Raleigh International and International Citizen Service (ICS) in enabling young people from the UK to travel to Nicaragua, Nepal and Tanzania, to work with other young people locally on projects aimed at helping young entrepreneurs to set up small businesses within their communities, bringing benefits to themselves and those around them.

Volunteer Team Leader, Tom Hudson, travelled out to Wascasoni in northern Nicaragua in May, along with another team leader and 11 volunteers to work with over 50 local young entrepreneurs from 4 nearby communities, with the aim of creating sustainable businesses.

Having returned to the UK, Tom came to our January business meeting to give us a presentation showing their achievements. Over 500 community members were reached through their activities, 11 businesses were set up with seed funding (all of which are still going).

More information about this fantastic project can be found on their website.

The Peterborough Lions Club CAROL FLOAT, with Santa and his elves, is out and about! You may have seen it at SAINSBURYS at Bretton on the 8th and 9th of December.

It will be at MORRISONS’ at CARDEA/STANGROUND N. on Sat. 16th December, and at MORRISONS’ on LINCOLN ROAD on the 23rd and 24th December.

Our sincerest thanks go out to the above businesses for allowing us to collect funds which are used for mainly local good causes. ALL monies collected from the public, net only of actual direct costs, go into charitable causes. We raise our administration costs by holding social fund raisers within the club and through annual subscriptions.

If you are at either of the above venues on the dates mentioned please say hello and, if you are able, pop some coins in Santa’s tin. Every little helps us to carry on our good causes.

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