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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.

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.

All the members of Peterborough Lions Club would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Peterborough.

You very kindly made generous donations to our happy collectors at each of our Christmas Carol Float venues.

We managed to raise just over £3000 in total!

This money will go to help lots of varying causes throughout Peterborough and enable us to continue our support for groups and individuals alike.

Our main cause this year is Peterborough Association for The Blind.

We would also like to thank the people who came to help us from other worthy groups and charities.

The money raised is also a fitting tribute to John Clarkson who sadly died before Christmas and who had worked so hard on getting the Carol Float ready for another year.

Lion John Clarkson

It is with great sadness that we report the death shortly before Christmas of Peterborough Lion John Clarkson. He leaves a wife (a fellow Lion), two daughters and three sons.

Lion John was a very active member of the club, and heavily involved in some of our most important fundraising events – including the Christmas Carol Float, making his death in the days leading up to the last weekend before Christmas all the more poignant.

The funeral will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday 7th January at the Church of St. John The Baptist in Werrington. Family flowers only.

Santa and his helpers will be out at various supermarkets during the build up to Christmas.

Members of Peterborough Lions will be busy helping out and would all love to see you.

Here are the dates and venues:

December    2014

Friday                    5th         Lions Carol Float – Tesco Werrington 6pm  – 9pm

Saturday              6th         Lions Carol Float – Tesco Werrington 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 7th         Lions Carol Float – Sainsburys Bretton 10am – 4pm

Saturday              13th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Lincoln Road 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 14th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Lincoln Road 10am – 4pm

Friday                    19th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Stanground 6pm  – 9pm

Saturday              20th       Lions Carol Float – Morrisons Stanground 9am – 5pm

Sunday                 21st        Lions Carol Float – Sainsburys Bretton 10am – 4pm

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for all your support during 2014.

Peterborough Mayor, Councillor George Simons, joins Peterborough Lions at the Eye Community Centre Christmas Bazaar on 2nd December 2012.

Thank you to everyone who came to see us there!


All the Peterborough Lions would like to thank the people of Peterborough and surrounding areas for your support over the past year, and for your donations, whether you saw us with Santa and his Carol Float in the past weeks, or bought a quiz leaflet, or any of the other ways we’ve been supported in 2011.

Rest assured all the money raised will be put to good uses (if it hasn’t already!), and be just as assured our fundraising efforts will be back in the New Year to provide resources for welfare and projects in 2012.

We hope you have a great Christmas! See you soon!

All being well, Peterborough Lions carol float will be making an extra stop at Dobbies garden centre in Hampton, on the evening of Thursday 15th December – although the weather forecast is making it less than certain! If you can brave the weather, come and see us!

We’d like to thank Dobbies and all the other Peterborough stores who have allowed us to take up some valuable space outside their stores at this busy time of year.

The dates for selling the Peterborough Lions Quiz Leaflets and for the Carol Float have been provisionally agreed and added to the calendar.

Weekend Quiz leaflet sales outside the city’s supermarkets have been agreed for the following weekends:

  • Tesco in Werrington on 3rd/4th September
  • Sainsbury’s in Bretton on 30th Sept-2nd October
  • Morrison’s on Lincoln Road on 18th-20th November
  • Sainsbury’s on Oxney Road on 9th-11th December

Dates for the Carol Float are:

  • Tesco in Werrington on Saturday 3rd December
  • Sainsbury’s on Oxney Road on Saturday 10th December
  • Morrison’s on Lincoln Road on Saturday 17th December
  • Sainsbury’s in Bretton on Friday 23rd December

More details on both the quiz and carol float to follow…..

Carol Float

We shall be playing our famous and popular carol float for charity donations at four public venues, in addition to free entertainments at various homes and sheltered accommodation in the city (still to be confirmed as at 8.8.10)

You can find us for public shows with Santa Claus attending at these times and places

  • Saturday 4 December at Tesco, Werrington
  • Saturday 11 December at Sainsbury Oxney Road
  • Saturday 18 December at Sainsbury Flaxland, Bretton
  • Thursday (evening) 23 December at Sainsbury, Flaxland, Bretton
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