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!

It’s About Time!

It’s good to get back to some semblance of normality after 2020! Our “It’s About Time” quiz sales are heading back in the right direction – raising over £4000 so far – and we had over 500 returned to us for marking of which 60 were 100% correct. We managed to avoid any errata – so not quite back to normal there – and have now completed marking and can share both the answers and the list of winners.

First things first, then: the prize draw took place at the Club’s February business meeting (Tuesday 8th), and the winners are:

  • First Prize (£100): S Hicks (Gunthorpe, Peterborough)
  • Second Prize (£75): R Martin (Orton Wistow, Peterborough)
  • Third Prize (£50): J Smith (Hoddesdon, Herts)
  • Fourth Prize (£25): C Roper (Alnwick, Northumberland)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • C Twydell (Ashford, Kent)
    • C Harrop (Oundle)
    • A Wade (Folkestone, Kent)
    • N Griffiths (Grantham, Lincs)
    • C Chinnery (Peterborough)
    • S Blenkhorn (Hanslope, Bucks)

Well done to all the winners, commiserations to everyone else – especially the other 50 who returned 100% correct sheets! Prizes are on their way to you – check your email (if you gave us an address) for more info.

Answer sheets are heading out to those who requested them by post, or you can download the answers below.

Once again, thank you to everyone who took part, for the feedback we received, and for the advance orders for the 2022/23 quiz (to be released in September).

We’re already busy working on the new quiz, and if you haven’t already you can pre-order a copy using the form on the answer sheet, or save money by pre-ordering via our store. In the meantime you will find lots of past copies to keep you entertained until September!

Thank you to everyone who bought our 2021/2 “It’s About Time” quiz sheet. The closing date for prize-draw entries has now passed (although you can still buy this and many of our previous quizzes just for fun).

We received over 500 competition entries so now the task of marking them begins so that the prize draw can take place. Then we can share the final set of answers (adjusted to include any extra answers we find amongst yours that we deem to be valid alternatives), which usually takes around a month from the closing date.

We cannot overstate how grateful we are to everyone who took part, this is a major source of fundraising for the club. And thank you for the wonderful comments we got along the way!

Time for a breather? Not a chance – work is already underway for the 2022 quiz to be released in September!

Here Comes Santa!

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again already! And after having to mostly hide away last year until the big night, Father Christmas is back with us to see you!

If you have a few pennies to drop in a collection bucket we’ll of course be very grateful, but what Santa really wants to see is smiling and waving, so don’t let him down!

We’ll be starting this weekend (4/5th December) at Sainsbury’s Oxney Road store, with other sightings guaranteed throughout the month – follow our Facebook page for more details!

Here Comes Santa!

Peterborough Lions Club, and our community minibus Elsa, are proud to be supporting Peterborough Reads with their Elves on the Bus around the Ortons this coming Monday, 22nd November!

See Facebook for more information:

This year the Royal British Legion marks its centenary – that’s 100 years supporting service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families.

Pictured: Lions Shelter at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

Today, as the 2021 Poppy Appeal launches, we are proud to announce that, as last year, we will be donating 50% of all “It’s About Time” quiz sheet sales via this website to the appeal. That’s 75p from each sheet sold between now and Sunday 14th November (Remembrance Sunday).

If you’ve not yet got around to picking up a copy of this year’s quiz, this is the perfect time to do so. (If you already have a copy, why not treat friends and family?)

We’re also extending this to sales of any past issues of our quiz sheets, so if you missed Sweet Tooth or any other sheet from the past few years now is a great time to rectify that!

You can buy copies here – £1 is charged for postage and card fees no matter how many you order (£3 for international orders).

Thank you in advance for your support.

What a long Quiz Sheet season it’s been! Launched in September as always, we extended the closing date to March to allow a longer selling window due to the pandemic, and after weeks of marking and verifying alternative answers we finally reached the point you’ve all been waiting for – and the draw for winners was carried out at last night’s business meeting.

The winners are:

  • First Prize (£100): P Guscott (Tiverton)
  • Second Prize (£75): C Pairman (Tillicoultry)
  • Third Prize (£50): B Stone (Crawley)
  • Fourth Prize (£25): K Whitehouse (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • R Ainscough (Pickering, N Yorks)
    • A Granville (Orton Wistow)
    • N Houston Davies (Deeping St James)
    • D Prisk (Newborough)
    • D Hedison (Mansfield)
    • J Pugh (Cardiff)

Well done to all the winners, commiserations to everyone else – especially the rest of the 36 who returned 100% correct sheets!

Answer sheets are heading out to those who requested them by post, or you can download the answers below.

Once again, thank you to everyone who took part. We’ve had some lovely feedback – it seems to have been the ideal topic* to keep you busy during the Christmas lockdown away from friend and family.

We’re off to put our efforts into the 2021/22 quiz – you can pre-order a copy using the form on the answer sheet and it’ll be available for pre-order via our store shortly. In the meantime you will find lots of past copies to keep you entertained until September!

* Pun intended!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Sweet Tooth Quiz!

The closing date for entries has now passed, although we will continue selling it – and other past issues – in our store for fun and fundraising. You can also – if you’re quick – enter our Easter Egg draw!

If you still want a chance to win a cash prize, we also have a limited number of Clacton-On-Sea Lions quiz sheets available – you have a few weeks left to find the names of 100 Transport for London station names from their fun and cryptic clues!

See our store for more details!

Marking of the Sweet Tooth quiz is progressing well. The answer sheet won’t be finalised until that process completes (so we can add any alternative answers you’ve sent us that we’ve researched and deemed correct). The prize draw is planned to take place at our next club Business Meeting on 13th April, shortly after which the winners list and answers will be released and shared here and on our Facebook page.

Further to activity reported below, another significant contribution has been the provision of ‘PATIENT ACTIVITY PACKS’ (PAPs) to PETERBOROUGH CITY HOSPITAL. ANN PEACOCK, herself a former Lion and wife of Lion Bill, a very long-serving Lion and former President, has been compiling activity packs which are donated to wards at PCH. These are for patients who, due to Corona Virus restrictions, are unable to receive visitors, in order to relieve some, at least, of the boredom.

Through Ann’s good services the club has been able to fund and donate 147 of these packs in total, including child-age relevant packs to Amazon ward and, recently, 35 packs for the Cavell mental health unit. These PAPs have been extremely well received by ward staff who are very grateful for them. The packs are compiled in a Covid-safe manner and are supplied in wipe-clean plastic wallets, so that they can be disinfected before being issued to patients.The club has, at its February (Zoom) meeting voted to provide a further £100 batch of packs.

This initiative has been taken up by other Lions Clubs in E. Anglia and beyond, extending, even, to a club in Australia!

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