Can you believe it’s 2024?

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2023, it was a great year! Santa tells us he met a lot of really lovely people, and with his help we raised a lot of money that we can put to good use this year.

We’ve had hundreds of Right Royal quiz sheets returned to us for marking – which we’re working hard to now so we can announce the winners – and the all important answer sheet – ASAP (this is no small task, but our target is to draw the winners at the club’s March business meeting). And already we’re working on the 2024 quiz for release in September!

So what would you like to see from us this year? Please do tell us!

Santa is coming!

It’s December again – it hardly seems like a year since the last one! And as always it’s a busy month for Santa, but once again he has made time to visit the wonderful of Peterborough and has asked us to keep him company.

You can find full details on our website which will be kept up to date with any changes, with a quick summary below. On the nights when Santa is out with us you can find out exactly where he is using our Santa Tracker. And if you’re looking for Christmas present ideas, why not look at the “Right Royal” quiz sheets in our store, where you will also find past issues if you missed any!

Santa On Tour

This year we will be visiting

  • Stanground (Sun 17th),
  • Orton Wistow (Wed 20th),
  • Netherton (Fri 22nd), and
  • Orton Waterville (Sun 24th).

Santa’s routes and departure times can be found here.

Static Floats

If Santa isn’t passing close to you on his tours you can also find him at the following venues this month:

  • Tuesday 5th December – Hampton Gardens
    Join us at Hampton Gardens School for their first “Festive Event”. Meet Santa, eat burgers, drink mulled wine, and sing along with the Salvation Army brass band!
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December: Morrison’s, Cardea
  • Saturday 16th December: Sainsbury’s, Oxney Road
  • Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd December – Ortongate Centre (2:30-4:30pm)
  • Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Sainsbury’s, Bretton Centre

From today, Saturday 28th October, until Remembrance Sunday 12th November, our quiz sheets are being sold online to support the Poppy Appeal on a 50:50 basis.

An initiative we first tried in 2020 during lockdown, and have continued ever since, will see 50% of the sale price of all quiz sheets sold online in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

So if you’ve yet to purchase our Right Royal Quiz, want to pick up some extras for stocking fillers, or decide to pick up some past issues you missed, now is a great time to visit our store. We’ll even share any donations on the same 50:50 basis.

With the other 50% going towards our own fundraising efforts, raising money to spend on welfare projects in and around Peterborough, you can be sure that every penny will be put to good use.

If you’re ready to exercise some brain cells – and maybe even win up to £200 for your efforts – visit our store now!

Announcing “A Right Royal Quiz”

Yes, it’s finally here – 2023’s Peterborough Lions Quiz is now available to buy!

Marking the coronation of our new King, “A Right Royal Quiz” brings 100 questions, where each of the answers has some connection to royalty.

As always there are cash prizes to be won – with a new top prize of £200. Entries close on 14th January 2024 so you have plenty of time!

Available now to buy online at £2/ea (plus £1.25 per order for UK shipping), with stock going out to local stockists over the coming days and weeks.

If you would like to help Peterborough Lions Club raise money for “Light Project Peterborough” (supporting Peterborough’s homeless get off the streets) amongst other local projects please get in touch. And if you have a good cause of your own that you’d like to raise money for, we can support you by supplying quiz sheets to sell on a 50:50 basis.

Finally, the time has come to release the answers to the Peterborough Lions Club 2022/23 “Altered Images” quiz, and to tell you who won the cash prizes. Which of those is most important to you may well depend on whether you’re one of the ten named below!

We had over 1000 sheets returned, so huge thanks are due to the team of markers who whittled them down to just 49 100% correct sheets in time for the draw last night.

The winners were:

  • 1st Prize (£100): G. Utting (London)
  • 2nd Prize (£75): D. Prisk (Newborough, Peterborough)
  • 3rd Prize (£50): C. Pairman (Tillicoultry)
  • 4th Prize (£25): B. Canham (Stamford)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • D. Nash (Gloucestershire)
    • H. Burrow (Longthorpe, Peterborough)
    • J. Watkins (Stamford)
    • B. Hoffmann (Orton Wistow, Peterborough)
    • P. Utting (Bretton, Peterborough)
    • C. Brown (Castor, Peterborough)

Were you one of the lucky ten? If not, were you one of the unlucky 39 who got 100% but missed out in the final draw, or did you get one or two wrong? You can now download the answers and check for yourself. While you’re at it, you can pre-order the 2023-24 quiz so that you’re amongst the first to receive it in September, giving you the best chance of making the winner’s list next year!

Here Comes Santa!

Yes it’s December, and ready or not Christmas will soon be upon us!

As always, Santa will be playing his not-insignificant role in proceedings, and amongst his very many duties – while he’s delegated the toy making and present wrapping to his elves – he’ll be making a few trips to Peterborough to say hello.

Peterborough Lions Club will be helping Santa to get out and meet people – he’ll be travelling on our new float, to the following locations:

  • Peterborough Museum (Sat 3rd Dec)
  • East of England Showground – Inflatable 5k obstacle fun run (Sat 10th Dec)
  • Morrisons (Cardea, Stanground) (Sun 10th Dec)
  • Morrisons (Lincoln Road) (Sat/Sun 17th/18th Dec)
  • Sainsbury’s (Bretton) (Sat 24th Dec – Christmas Eve, so a big night for Santa!)

In addition to the above Santa will be touring the following areas of Peterborough

  • Netherton (Fri 16th Dec)
  • Orton Wistow (Mon 19th Dec)
  • Stanground (Wed 21st Dec)
  • Orton Waterville (Fri 23rd Dec)

We – and in particular Santa – look forward to seeing you soon!

Full details of routes and additional information can be found on Santa’s own page

Our friends and fellow Lions in nearby Stamford & District Lions Club are supporting a “Living with Diabetes” event on Monday 14th November (1:30pm-4:30pm). This is a completely free event (no booking needed), with refreshments provided. Its purpose is to provide up-to-date information for people with diabetes, including current research and advice on managing the disease.

For more information see the attached flyer, which includes an event programme and contact details.

It’s been 9 months in the making but our latest quiz sheet has landed!

Something a little bit different this year: “Altered Images” gives you 100 cropped images, can you tell us who, what or where they are? There should be something for everyone, but can you get every one? We look forward to seeing your answers as they come in between now and January when the quiz closes.

You can buy them straight away in our online store, and they’ll be finding their way to our local stockists over the coming days – we’ll share our stockists map in due course.

Happy quizzing!

Easter is almost upon us….

Giant Thornton's Easter Egg
Win an egg like this!

… and our instantly recognisable giant Easter Eggs are present in pubs across Peterborough – if you hunt one down you stand the chance of winning it in its raffle!

But if you’re not local to Peterborough, what to do? Carrying on from our enforced move online last year when the pubs were shut, we also now have a separate online raffle. The giant chocolatey prizes are delivered directly by Thorntons so you don’t need to come to Peterborough to buy a ticket or to collect your prize. And each completed raffle raises over £50 for good causes!

Buy your ticket in our store, or find out more information here.

Are you fed up with “It’s About Time” being shoehorned into everything we post yet? Well, it’s coming to an end now, so you can surely indulge us one more time.

Now that the quizzes are marked and prizes awarded, the final answer sheet, including any alternates we accepted from your returned entries, has been released.

You can find the answers to this, and previous quizzes, on our Past Quizzes page. And now that “It’s About Time” has been relegated to “Past Issue” status, we’re working hard on the next quiz for release in September. Don’t want to miss it? You can pre-order now from our store, where you can also pick up any past issues you may have missed.

Thank you so much for your support in raising over £4,000 for great causes!

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