What’s the difference between an Easter Egg Hunt and a pub crawl?
Suppose we hid lots of giant chocolate eggs in pubs* around Peterborough and didn’t tell you where you could find them.
And then, suppose we told you exactly where they are. All you need to do is pick a box on the grid held in each pub, make a modest donation to great causes, and wait to see if you won. (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!)
* If pubs aren’t your thing, but great farm fresh food is, then we’ve still got you covered! Check out the list!
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.
The famous PETERBOROUGH LIONS QUIZ SHEETS are now in and coming to a venue near you SOON! Look out for our sellers in your local supermarket in the coming weeks. They may also be available through other smaller outlets and our 50/50 partners, other approved worthwhile charities with which we share the proceeds on a, you guessed it, 50/50 basis. This gives direct support to such charities while still topping up our funds to support other community needs.
If you have never purchased one before these are a very popular item. They can be done individually or as a family or other group (at least one regular supporter keeps them to do after lunch on Christmas Day!). Once you’ve answered as many questions as you can, you can send in your completed sheet(s) which will go into a handsome prize draw!
This year’s topic is “Tom, Dick & Harry (Pat & Den Too)”. That is, 100 questions where all the answers include one of those names lurking within them.
To see where they’re on sale locally, take a look here – if you want to be added to this list please get in touch!
If you can’t find a local seller, you can also buy them directly from this website!
Peterborough Lions are well known for our annual quiz, but if challenging the brain cells isn’t your thing then how do you feel about beer and chocolate?
Scattered around Peterborough and surround villages you will find our annual Easter Egg Chicks Raffle. Finding the eggs is easy: the wonderful pubs that are looking after them for us are all listed below, and the eggs are huge! The hard part is guessing which lucky number will win you the giant egg-shaped chocolate treat, or the cuddly second prize.
How often can you say you’re off to the pub for charity? Go on, you know you want to….
It’s that time of the year again!
Thank you to everyone who purchased quiz leaflets this year – your support is incredibly important to us and we are extremely grateful to everyone who joined in, whether or not you returned the quiz to us for entry into the prize draw.
Peterborough Lions Quiz 2016 – Answer Sheet
This year we had 950 completed quizzes returned , of which 52 had all 100 questions answered correctly. Well done to those 52, from whom the prize winners were drawn at the club’s monthly business meeting on 15th Feb.
The winners, in order of being drawn, were:
- £100 – A. Terry (Diss)
- £75 – J. Watkins (Stamford)
- £50 – L. Madden (Hemel Hempstead)
- £25 – J. Taylor (Werrington)
- £10 – V Thompson (Billinghay)
- £10 – F. Hill (Wiggington Bottom)
- £10 – J Smyth (Hoddesdon)
- £10 – S Jones (Mickelover)
- £10 – W Smith (Werrington)
- £10 – J Baker (Chesterfield)
If you’re a winner you should be hearing from us soon. If you’re not, well there’s always next year!
As always, a number of you found some equally correct answers to questions that we hadn’t thought of, so well done to you! The full answer sheet is attached – how many did you get right?
It can’t really be that time again already, can it?
But yes, it is – the Peterborough Lions 2016 Quiz Sheets are now on sale! A highlight of the year for many people, and an chance to bang heads against the wall in frustration for others, it’s always a fantastic opportunity to test those brain cells and help us raise money for fantastic causes.
As usual you’ll be able to pick up a copy from one of several local shops and charities (if you’d like to support us by selling the quiz please get in touch), or directly from us in person at one of several locations throughout the city over the next couple of months, particular when we’re out with the Carol Float nearer to Christmas – our diary will have locations and dates when they’re available. You can also buy them online (£1 postage charge applies no matter how many you buy, and we still have some from previous years available if you missed them).
For 2016 we’re “Out and About in the U.K.” for our theme, with answers relating to places to visit and events to see around the United Kingdom. A sample to get you started: do you know which is the largest gothic cathedral in England? (Two word answer, 4 and 7 letters respectively.) I’ll be honest – I didn’t know the answer, but I do now as that sample is already filled in for you, so if you’re stuck you can always buy the quiz just to find out!
The price is unchanged from the last few years at £1.50, and you can win prizes of up to £100!
You only have until 16th January to get your answers to us, so don’t delay in hunting us down and buying one (or more). We desperately need your help in raising money for wonderful causes, including for a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) device for kidney cancer research, a hearing dog for a deaf child, and for Addenbrooke’s Hospital, amongst others.
So massive thank-yous in advance for your support, and good luck!
A big thank you to everyone who came to our Race Night at the Eye Community Centre. With your help we raised over £800 for local charities which isn’t at all bad for a fun night out.
If you missed this one, don’t worry we’ll be back, and sure to be bigger and better than ever!
Tags: Race Night
Update: it’s tonight! Don’t forget to come and have some fun!
Less than a fortnight to go until the Peterborough Lions 2016 Race Night, raising all important funds for local causes.
The event will be held on Saturday 19th March at Eye Community Centre, starting at 7:30pm. All horses and races are now sponsored – thank you to everyone who has already supported us. Everyone else can turn up on the Saturday!
All races now have sponsors; many thanks to:
Please come along and help us all have a great evening and raise lots of money – there’s every chance you might even raise a few funds for yourself!
Peterborough Lions are excited to invite you to our 2016 Race Night, at 7:30pm on Saturday 19th March at Eye Community Centre.
This is our second year at our new (larger) venue and once again everyone is welcome to join us for a great night out. At the very least you’ll help us raise money for local causes, but if you’re lucky you might even win a little bit of cash into the bargain!
General admission is £3 on the door and includes a light buffet of filled baguettes and crisps. A licensed bar will be available throughout the evening.
We are also looking for Race Sponsors (£30/race, which includes a ¾ page A5 advert in the program and admission for two people) and Horse Sponsors (£8/horse, includes admission for one person and a chance to win the winner’s prize).
For more information please contact Lion Dianne Parkin or Lion Bill Peacock or use our contact form.
On Sunday 22nd November, Farooq Mohammed (owner of Maharanis restaurant in Hampton) was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of his support of charities in and around Peterborough.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is named after Lions Clubs’ founder, and is the highest honour awarded by Lions International. It is presented only to those who reflect Lions’ commitment to humanitarian work and is not given lightly.
The award was made by Peterborough Lion Club President Bill Peacock and Club Secretary David Pope following a fundraising curry evening hosted by Farooq which raised well in excess of £600. Farooq has supported Peterborough Lions on many previous occasions and more than £10,000 has been raised as a result, contributing to a wide range of causes supported by the club. However the award also recognises the support given to other local charities.
Making the presentation club secretary David Pope said: “Farooq has demonstrated consistent, long-term support for the charitable sector and the wider community and we admire his personal commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate. It is our way of showing that we appreciate his support and value him as an honorary member of our club, a position granted to him in 2014.”
“I am privileged to be able to play a small part in supporting not only Lions but many other charities who often struggle to raise funds especially in today’s difficult environment,” Farooq responded. “With the ongoing help of my staff and family I will do my best to live up to the expectations of Fellowship.”