Peterborough Lions were one of a number of Lions Clubs from Lions District 105EA (UK, East Anglia) who have provided sponsorship to children in Phuket since shortly after the Tsunami on 26th December 2004. The aim was to help the children come to terms with lost ones and to develop their own characters. During this time the Phuket Sunshine Village was built.
When the sponsorship started those clubs were supporting 16 children and the majority have now grown up and have jobs and better lives. During this period Peterborough Lions have supported two girls and one boy, one of whom, Supattra, remains at the village whilst the other two having received education at the village have moved on with their lives and now have jobs.
Phuket Sunshine Village now has local volunteers who concentrate on the fundraising required to support children at the village, and with that in mind the directors of the project now feel that, as there are many different needs throughout the world, that the help can now cease so that the various Lions Clubs can concentrate on new projects.
As an expression of their gratitude they sent Peterborough Lions the attached certificate of appreciation.
Peterborough Lions are proud to have been able to provide support in the aftermath of the terrible events that devastated the area nearly ten years ago, and in particular to have been able to continue that support long after the events had ceased to be of interest to the news channels – work that would not have been possible without the support of the people of Peterborough.
A huge thank you to everyone who bought our 2013 quiz – a huge success and a credit to everyone who took part.
We had 740 completed quiz sheets returned to us, six of which were 100% correct and a further 19 achieving 99/100. The results of the draw were:
1st Prize – D Blundell, Moulton.
2nd Prize – R Dawson, Peterborough.
3rd Prize – W Parsh, Ramsey.
4th Prize – M Bielby, Leeds.
5th Prize – C Pairman, Falkirk.
6th Prize – B Dawson, Peterborough.
7th Prize – D Mundin, Northampton.
8th Prize – J Heath-Brown, Market Deeping.
9th Prize – J Edwards, Brighton.
10th Prize – C Roper, Northumberland.
As always it’s great to see winners from outside Peterborough – thank you to everyone who returned entries and kept our markers busy!
If you didn’t return your quiz and want to mark your own, or (and this probably applies to most of us) just want to find the answers to the questions you couldn’t answer, the answers are available to download here: Peterborough Lions Quiz 2013 Answers (Adobe PDF format)
So that’s it for the 2013 quiz! Take the next six months off to relax and prepare yourself for the 2014 quiz, available from September.
We’ve had hundreds of completed quizes returned to us this year – thank you to everyone who bought a quiz leaflet for your support!
The question now is how many of those completed quizes have the correct answers, and who will win the prizes? Marking is underway, and the answer list is growing as we discover the perfectly valid answers that people have come up with that we’d not thought of ourselves… As long as the answer is valid (on which the quiz organisers decision is final, of-course!) we will accept alternative answers so don’t worry if your four letter answer to “small stream” is different from ours!
Once the quizes have been marked and a final set of acceptable answers has been reached, we will have a draw for the winners and the prizes (and answer sheets) will be winging their way out to people. The draw will take place at the club’s February business meeting on Tuesday 11th Feb. For anyone who sent us a stamped envelope for an answer sheet, we expect these to be posted out on Thursday 13th Feb so you should receive it shortly afterwards.
If you missed the quiz this year, it is still available to buy online although of-course it’s now too late to enter to win a prize. It is however still great fun and the £1.50 donation to charity will be put to great use.
The Mayor of Peterborough (and Peterborough Lion) Cllr June Stokes visited the Lions’ stall in Tesco, Werrington on Saturday 14th September to get one of this year’s Peterborough Lions Quiz leaflets. (Of-course she could have bought one online but that wouldn’t have made for such a good photo opportunity!)
The quiz has been one of our main fundraising activities for over 20 years (the club itself being over 40 years old, over which time it has collected and distributed half a million pounds to local charitable causes). Additionally, the quiz has helped several local charities and other voluntary groups raise over £50,000 by selling them on a 50/50 basis through charity shops, church halls, scouting venues, etc.
As Mayor of Peterborough, “Lion June” is not able to attend many Lions’ meetings or events but is keen to promote our efforts to raise funds, with the focus this year on a bladder scanner for Peterborough Hospital and amenities for Phoenix Special Needs School, alongside a myriad of smaller commitments, and Peterborough Lions Club is proud to have the current mayor as one of our members.
The latest Lions Quiz entitled “Adam’s Ale” is on sale priced £1.50. Peterborough Lions Club thanks Tesco for their invitation, and also both Sainsbury and both Morrison supermarkets where quiz leaflet sales have or will take place. Sales venues will operate at Morrisons Lincoln Road (4th-6th October), Morrisons Cardea Stanground (19th-20th October) and Sainsbury Oxney Road (24th November). After that, Santa and his elves will be about with the annual Christmas Carol Float, where quiz leaflets are always available to anyone who asks (ideal for inserting into Christmas cards!)
Peterborough Lions Quiz 2013 “Adam’s Ale”
For the first time ever, our Quiz is available to buy online!
If you don’t get chance to come and see us to buy one in person – or you bought one already but want more – you can now buy them directly from this website. The quiz costs £1.50 each, and as well as giving you several hours of entertainment and helping us raise funds for great causes around Peterborough and further afield, you also stand he chance of winning up to £100 in prize money!
Simply click the Store link in the menu, and buy as many as you like for a fixed £1 delivery and handling charge. Payments (by credit or debit card) are taken on our behalf by PayPal so you can be sure your card details are safe.
Peterborough Lions’ famous (infamous?) 2013 quiz leaflet will shortly be upon us – are you ready?
The theme is a closely guarded secret – they won’t even tell me the colour of the paper its printed on this year! What I can tell you is that it will first be on sale at Sainsburys in Bretton on Friday 30th August (a full list of dates is below). I’m very tempted to run a sweepstake on how many people will say to us “is it that time again already?”
Don’t forget that as well as being a lot of fun, the Peterborough Lions Quiz is one of our most successful fundraising activities each year, so please give us your support!
Quiz Leaflet Sale Dates:
- Friday 30th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Sainsbury’s Bretton
- Saturday 31st Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Sainsbury’s Bretton
- Sunday 1st Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Sainsbury’s Bretton
- Saturday 14th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Tesco Werrington
- Sunday 15th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Tesco Werrington
- Friday 4th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Morrison’s Lincoln Road
- Saturday 5th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Morrison’s Lincoln Road
- Sunday 6th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Morrison’s Lincoln Road
- Saturday 19th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Morrison’s Stanground
- Sunday 20th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Morrison’s Stanground
- Sunday 24th Lions Quiz Sheet sales – Sainsbury’s Oxney Road
If none of those dates suit you please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to sort something out.
It seems a very long time since the first 2012 Quiz Leaflet went out, but we can now give you a list of the winners and the answers. Thank you to everyone who took part, and well done to everyone who got all the answers right whether or not you were fortunate enough to win a prize.
Many people told us we’d made it too easy this year, and the number of returned sheets was indeed very high. Others told us they found it quite hard, and maybe the high number of completed sheets we received that turned out to have wrong answers on them bears that out too (we had 1475 returned, of which only 52 were correct, so if you completed yours but didn’t send it in you might well have missed out!). Either way, we hope everyone enjoyed the challenge and will be looking out for the new Peterborough Lions Quiz later in the year.
Thank you Peterborough, and well done all!
2012 DOUBLE LETTERS QUIZ – WINNERS
- £100 D June – Peterborough
- £75 D Bennett – Kettering
- £50 A Chapman – Glinton, Peterborough
- £25 N Griffiths – Grantham
- £10 G Baish – Melton Mowbray
- £10 J Norman – Peterborough
- £10 P Woodhead – Northants
- £10 M Nicholas – Seaton, Devon
- £10 T Upex – Bourne
- £10 P Biss – Peterborough
We were pleased to meet Peterborough’s Mayor and honorary Peterborough Lions Club member Councillor George Simons at Morrisons on Lincoln Road on Friday 5th October. Special thanks go to Andy Haigh, the store manager, who was on hand to swap answers with the Mayor and Mayoress and the Lions who were present.
Quiz leaflet sales continue at Morrisons in Stanground on the weekend of 20th/21st October. If you’ve missed the quiz so far, please contact us and we’ll be pleased to find a way to relieve you of your £1.50 for great local causes (and you’ll get several hours of brain stimulation into the bargain!) This year’s major project is the East Anglia Deaf Youth Orchestra with Music And The Deaf.
Now that the quiz is out there in the hands of the Peterborough public (and further afield), the unofficial supplementary competition to find the deliberate errors is in full swing… There’s something about printing a gazillion copies and getting them into the hands of the public , that helps you to find little errors that you can miss no matter how many times you proof read something!
Question 20: Apologies for the spelling mistake in the question – we have no idea what “accouncers” are either. The question should of-course read: “One of the 1st female BBC announcers“.
Question 22: The answer is stated as 5,6, but the correct spelling of the answer is actually 6,6. We will accept either spelling.
We hope these minor errors do not detract from your enjoyment of the quiz.
The eagerly awaited Peterborough Lions 2012 Quiz goes on sale on Friday 31st August at Sainsbury’s (Bretton).
This year’s theme is “Double Letters (People)”. Confused? Well as always there’s a sample answer included to get you started, and after all it’s just a bit of fun. A bit of fun that raises a substantial amount of money for a variety of great causes each year, that is.
In case you can’t wait, the front cover is alongside – you’ll have to wait for the real thing but it’s less than a week to go!
If you can’t get to Sainsbury’s at the weekend (we’ll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday), we’ll also be doing our usual tour of town; Tesco (Werrington) on 15th/16th Sept, Morrison’s (Lincoln Road) on 5th/6th/7th October, Morrison’s (Stanground) on 20th/21st October, and Sainsbury’s (Oxney Road) on 24th/25th November. If none of these suit please get in touch as we’d hate for you to go without. There’s also a possibility that we’ll be selling them online for the first time – please let us know if you’d be interested as that would make it more likely to happen!