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Yes, the day has finally come; Peterborough Lions Quiz Sheets are now officially available for sale.

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Fifty-Fifty Quiz

This year Peterborough Lions Club reaches the ripe old age of 50, and so our topic this year, “Fifty-Fifty” celebrates the people (and business, events, etc) who share this milestone, as well as anything relating to the number 50 itself.

This year, our primary projects are replacing our community minibus and supporting local youth projects.

For now the easiest way to guarantee getting one is via our web shop, but over coming days they will start to be available from local shops and businesses too, and a list will be made available on our website.

Anyone who would like to help us sell them is invited to contact us, whether to sell them to raise money directly for us, or on a shared “50:50” basis where half of the sale proceeds go to another great cause that you wish to support. Over £90,000 has been raised this way in past years.

Our annual quiz sheets go on sale on 1st September, and we’ve just got them back from the printers so we’re ready and raring to go!

We’ll be telling you the topic, and the reason for it, very soon now. But in the meantime we thought we’d share some of the process behind getting the quiz sheets ready each year, by answering some of the questions we’re often asked.

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As many of you will know, we sadly lost our community minibus to an accident and we’re striving hard to replace it as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we’ve received a wonderful testimonial from one of its regular users, 2nd Nene Scouts, an extract from which follows:

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A bit short notice we appreciate but THE WOOLPACK STANGROUND are holding an all day MOTOWN music event on Saturday this week (the 27th July) with proceeds to come to Peterborough Lions Club.  Whether you are already a regular or just fancy checking out a pub new to you both Meri, the landlady, and Peterborough Lions Club will be most grateful for your support.

Meri used to run The Heron in Stanground, before the freeholders sold it off for housing.  She took over The Woolpack on the departure of the previous landlord and has invested a great deal of effort in bringing it up to scratch.  There is a lovely Beer Garden which runs down to the river, and food is on offer; why not go for Sunday lunch if you can’t make Saturday.

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate Easter with chocolate eggs, and (optionally) a bit of a pub crawl, all for the good of local causes!

Once again we’ve “hidden” (see map!!) giant chocolate eggs in pubs* and other locations around Peterborough. This time, though, they’re Thorton’s eggs. Does that whet your appetite? The read on! 

If you find one (typically on the bar or somewhere obvious), all you need to do is pick a box on the grid held in each pub (and other location), make a modest donation to great causes, and wait to see if you win. (Whether you trek on to the next location or stay put is up to you!)

Is that a hunt or a crawl? (Does it matter?)

Sometimes helping a charity means finding a poor volunteer standing in cold rain, shaking a bucket (the shaking being a natural response to the cold). But sometimes we make it easy. (No volunteers were made to suffer in the making of this fund raising campaign!)

Each egg is accompanied by a fluffy toy as second prize. Parents are free to choose whether the egg or the toy should be shared with their kids, though!

* If pubs aren’t your thing, but great farm fresh food is, then we’ve still got you covered! Check out the list!

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.

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)

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