Peterborough Lions Club, with the support of our great friend Santa Claus, and our very own Lennie the Lion, were delighted to be able to make a special visit to the Children’s Ward at Peterborough City Hospital.
In a dramatic entrance, Santa arrived in a motorcade of 7 police cars and a fire engine, complete with sirens and blue lights (competing with Santa’s own multi-coloured lights) to announce his arrival.
The children in the ward waved excitedly at us (or maybe it was just at Santa, who always steals the show?) and it was great for us to be able to bring a smile to some faces in the run up to Christmas. It’s a reminder that whilst some children won’t be lucky enough to be at home for Christmas, Santa always knows where to find them.
Thank you to Peterborough Lions Past President Bill for arranging this visit, and for all those Lions and others involved in making it happen.
Yes, the day has finally come; Peterborough Lions Quiz Sheets are now officially available for sale.
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.
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.
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
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:
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